The 10 Most Popular Posts of 2017

Here is our traditional look back at the posts that intrigued you the most throughout the year, and a look ahead at what we’re planning in 2018.


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At the end of 2016, we promised that our blog would change:

“As we plan our editorial for 2017, we will make one notable change to our blog: We will start including longer, technology-based posts more frequently. What will this look like? We will write about significant product developments that reveal major technology trends, news about advances in product design or application, and breakthroughs in technology that impact user applications.”

We “made good” on that promise, as is evident by the types of articles that made our top 10 list this year. Along with our usual mixture of overarching industry trends (specifically additive manufacturing and automation), three top-ranking stories were about advances in end mill product design and application.

Here is the list of the top 10 posts of 2017, measured by page views:

10. Machine-Tending Robot Hits on Three Automation Trends

9. Bringing Automation to a Job Shop

8. High-Productivity End Mills Made Possible Due to Tech of Penn Plant

7. A Waterjet Machining Center that Fits

6. Do's and Don'ts of Finishing Metal 3D-Printed Parts

5. Applications Advance for Solid Ceramic End Mills

4. Video: Top Shop Tour Caps Conference Program

3. New Aerospace End Mill Design Results from Tool Standardization Contest

2. Aluminum Material Removal Rate New World Record?

1. New Tooling Technologies for Today, Tomorrow

Looking ahead to 2018, we will serve you more original, technology-based articles to help you improve your manufacturing operations. Perhaps most noteworthy is that we are making big investments in our print magazine. You will notice drastic changes starting with the January issue.