Keeping a Shop Network Safe: October 2016 Digital Edition

The latest issue of Modern Machine Shop covers topics such as cyber security, additive for oilfield, inventory systems and turn-mill strategies.


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Read the October digital edition by clicking on the photo above. New this month are tabs for easier navigation to your favorite sections.

Concerns about cyber security should not stop shops from installing machine monitoring systems. Read the full story on page 72.

Also in this issue:

  • How a contract manufacturer is finding uses for a hybrid additive manufacturing and five-axis milling machine for oilfield drills, valves and other end-use components;
  • Using computerized, point-of-use storage and dispensing systems to help target waste that is difficult to measure and often labor-intensive to eliminate; and
  • Using innovative probing, tooling and workholding strategies to enable turn-mills to machine castings complete, in effect turning them into five-axis machining centers.

Access these stories and more in our October 2016 digital edition.


  • Oil Mist Collection Improves Employee Health, Safety

    Using Fox oil mist collectors from LNS America, Staub Machine was able to improve air quality and reduce downtime needed to complete maintenance tasks.

  • Simplfying Thread Repair

    Repairing damaged or worn threads on a workpiece is a common chore for toolroom lathes, especially in the oilfield industry. Haas Automation has a new feature for its conversational control units that simplifies and automates this process.

  • Indexing Toolpost Solves Manufacturing Problems

    CAMCO, a Schlumberger Company (Houston, Texas), is a manufacturer of oil field components consisting of packers and safety valves. Due to the size of the parts, the company recently replaced many of its manual lathes with Weiler manual/CNC flat bed lathes.