View the January 2016 Digital Issue

Read about standard tool classification for better data communication, our Top Shops benchmarking survey that's now live, and other stories from our January issue.


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View the January 2016 digital issue here.

The cover story for our January 2016 issue delves deeper into standard tool classification for better data communication. This story describes how cutting tool manufacturers have worked together to create a generic tool catalog format that helps link cutting tool information with applications supporting data-driven manufacturing.

Also in this issue:

  • How a shop applied lessons learned after purchasing its first Swiss-type nearly two decades ago to larger, multi-spindle and multi-turret lathes for bigger and more complex parts;
  • Take the 2016 Top Shops survey to see how you compare;
  • A look at aerospace manufacturing in Taiwan;
  • Meeting microgrinding challenges;
  • A look at some robotic and automation products.

Read the full issue here.