Adjusting Supply Chains in U.S. Manufacturing

As the novel coronavirus presents challenges for manufacturers and new opportunities for suppliers, manufacturers should not miss the chance to strengthen their supply chains.

Cutting Tools

Cutting Data, Indexable Inserts Optimize Fine Boring

By: Evan Doran

By using digital technology and optimized indexable inserts from Big Kaiser, Schmauser Müller Metalltechnik has increased its process reliability and efficiency in fine boring applications as well as improved tool life.


Additive Manufacturing Standards

By: Timothy W. Simpson

There are gaps in published additive manufacturing standards. Here are some resources and standards to help make sense of the growing technology.


Machining a Complex Part in a One-Man Shop

By: Julia Hider

Feature recognition and efficient workholding let this shop cost-effectively produce an intricate part that was bigger than the machine tool's travels.

Turning Tools

Modulated CNC Turning: How a Reversal in the Tool Path Can Deliver Greater Cutting Speed

By: Peter Zelinski

UNCC researchers introduce modulation into the tool path. Chip breaking was the goal, but higher metal removal rate is an intriguing secondary effect.

Vertical Machining Centers

Online Conference Provides Hands-On Experience With Machines

By: Eli Plaskett

Mazak’s All-Axes Live teleconference provides shop owners with the opportunity to have as close to a hands-on experience as social distancing will allow.

Parts Cleaning Conference Webinar Series Begins Oct. 7

By: Lori Beckman

The 2020 Parts Cleaning Conference educates the industry with a webinar series, offering five presentations from leading manufacturing cleaning companies. Find out how to register.


CNC Machining and Manufacturing Students Find CAM Software Intuitive

By: Emily Probst

A Lincoln College of Technology machining instructor details the most useful features of Mastercam — his school’s software of choice.

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Modern Machine Shop is primarily devoted to the application of machining technology: the manufacture of discrete parts produced on machine tools. We concentrate on presenting machining equipment, processes and strategies that can help job shops, contract shops and captive operations become more effective and efficient.


Learn How Additive Manufacturing Will Change Production at AM In-Depth

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

3D printing will change how parts and products are manufactured. Get a front-row seat at this free educational series running through IMTS Spark.

Machine Shop Scale-Up Mirrors Past Success

By: Matt Danford

An aerospace manufacturer doubles down on a subset of work and a knack for turning shopfloor problem solving into marketable new products.


Metal Additive Manufacturing: Multitasking’s Latest Trend

By: Derek Korn

Why are an increasing number of machine tool builders adding additive manufacturing to their equipment’s already versatile machining capabilities? Because additive and subtractive are complementary.