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CNC Machining and Motorsports

By: Derek Korn

Have a look at some of the new manufacturing equipment spotted in “Machinery Row” at the recent Performance Racing Industry Show.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

CNC Data Unleashes Shop Management System

By: Matt Danford

Machine monitoring evolves from a progress-tracking tool to a foundational element of quoting, scheduling and process planning.

Additive

Why Was CNC Machining on Display at the Biggest Show for Additive Manufacturing?

By: Peter Zelinski

Machining is a complement to AM as a means of finishing metal 3D printed parts. The increasing adoption of AM for production means more need for postprocessing, particularly machining.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

Data-Driven Spirituality Provides Tangible Gains

By: Matt Danford

Digital technology could help CNC machine shops put more heart and soul into their work.
#datamatters

CNC & Mach Controls

5 Things New CNC Operators Must Know

By: Mike Lynch

These subjects are the building blocks of training newcomers on a specific CNC machine tool.
#cnctechtalk #workforcedevelopment

Free Webinar Looks at Automotive Manufacturing in 2020

By: Michael Guckes

Modern Machine Shop columnist Michael Guckes explains what’s next for automakers, manufacturers.

Automated Part Deburring, Cleaning in One System

By: Derek Korn

Palletized parts are transferred from a five-axis, high-pressure waterjet station to a cleaning station via linear motor to enable fast, automated finishing.
#partscleaning

Additive

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.
#additiveinsights

Is Gen Z the Answer to the Skills Gap?

By: Derek Korn

There are signs this generation could be. But it might take effort on your part presenting your shop’s capabilities and career opportunities in different ways.
#workforcedevelopment

Data-Driven Manufacturing

Discovering New Machining Technology at Mazak

By: Derek Korn

A recent event at the company’s North American campus attended by more than 2,000 manufacturing professionals highlighted a wealth of new CNC machining technology.

Mild Metalworking Index Contracts, Led By Drop in Backlogs

By: Michael Guckes

The November Metalworking Businesses Index falls further as new orders, production contract.
#economics

Additive

How AM Is Advancing into Cutting Tools: Photos from EMO

By: Peter Zelinski

The design freedom of additive manufacturing delivers increased performance to cutting tools. At the world’s leading exposition for machine tools, I saw various examples of this.