Just This Once, You Can Blame the Gage

By: George Schuetz

Even the old, reliable gage is subject to wear. George Schuetz, director of precision gages at Mahr inc., gives guidance for machinists to maintain their gages.

Five-Axis Machining Centers

Onsrud's Hybrid Mills Streamline Large Metal Manufacturing

By: Evan Doran

C.R. Onsrud’s five-axis Hybrid Mill machining centers helped Aerospace Fabrications streamline its products’ machine times by as much as 40%.

6 Ways to Encourage Women in Manufacturing

By: Jenny Rush

Entrepreneur Nancy Westcott, president of GoatThroat Pumps, offers guidance and advice for encouraging girls and women to pursue manufacturing careers.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

What Makes Smart Robots Smart?

By: Matt Danford

How manufacturing technology “thinks,” and the extent to which it should, are critical considerations in applying artificial intelligence intelligently.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

Using AI for Predictive Maintenance, Employee Development

By: Eli Plaskett

Maximo from IBM Watson can use "true AI" software to implement predictive maintenance and AR-assisted repair using the sensors that come standard on CNC machine tools.


Practical Approaches to Automation

By: Emily Probst

Automation isn't just useful for large volumes of the same part. Today, it is increasingly being used in machine shops for high-mix, low-volume jobs.

Solving the Education Gap

By: Grady Cope, Owner, Reata Engineering

One way that shops can address the skills gap and the looming labor dilemma is to start making their own talent.
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New CMMs Gather More Data, Faster, for Automotive QC Department

By: Jedd Cole

Continental’s single-touch-probe CMM was bogging down quality control and limiting the information the company could glean for safety inspections. Two Altera CMMs from LK Metrology cut cycle times and increased insight. 

IMTS spark: Drivers of Revenue and Profit Margin at Top Shops

By: Jenny Rush

Gardner Business Media's Chief Data Officer Steve Kline shares insights and trends from over a decade of the Top Shops benchmarking program.

Managing Generation Z in Manufacturing

By: Mark Rohlfs, President, East Coast Precision Manufacturing

The next generation of manufacturing employees have a solid work ethic and vast technical skills that provide value in the machine shop. 
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Cutting Tools

Increasing Productivity in Drilling Holes in Steel

A new three-fluted drill designed for high production can improve the speed of drilling holes in steel by 50% while improving roundness and accuracy.

IMTS Spark Knowledge Centers Provide In-Depth Manufacturing Information

By: Evan Doran

Gardner Business Media and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology have partnered to produce in-depth knowledge centers addressing key topics in manufacturing that will shape the industry in years to come.