Emily Probst Senior Editor

Emily Probst is a senior editor for Modern Machine Shop (MMS). Along with managing production of the monthly print magazine sent to 95,000+ subscribers, she also writes for the brand’s print and digital audience. Recent topic coverage has included women in manufacturing, twin-spindle technology promoted at an industry open house event and machine shop maintenance.

She also manages MMS’s blog as well as its LinkedInFacebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.

Emily joined the Modern Machine Shop staff in the summer of 2006 as the editorial intern editing product releases for the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS).

Hired full-time in 2007 after graduating with a B.S.J. from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, she edited product releases and columns until 2012, when she moved to writing and editing case studies for both print and online media channels. In 2016, she became Modern Machine Shop's managing editor.

In these roles, she has been fortunate enough to travel to Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and across the United States visiting machine shops and OEMs while attending trade shows and other manufacturing industry events. 

Automation

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.

Workholding

Workholding Considerations for Five-Axis Machining

By: Emily Probst

Five-axis workholding isn’t just about applying technology; it’s also about applying a different mindset.

Die/Mold

Use Your Machinists to Make Dies

By: Emily Probst

By systemizing die making into repeatable steps, Dies Plus, a division of Otto Engineering, is using its machinists to effectively make dies. This solution relies on a paperless color-coding system to convey the tolerances machinists need to hit in order for tool and die makers to do the final fitting.

Die/Mold

Modern Machine Shop Talks Die Machining, Moldmaking and Leadtime Leaders

By: Emily Probst

Emily Probst, senior editor of Modern Machine Shop magazine talks with Christina Fuges, executive director of MoldMaking Technology magazine, about 2020 Leadtime Leader Award winner Precise Tooling Solutions and the lessons this moldmaker can teach CNC machine shops.

Medical

Aerospace Machine Shop Uses Past Prototype for Quick Ventilator Part Turnaround

By: Emily Probst

Win-Tech Inc. is one of the many manufacturing facilities shifting focus to fulfill urgent medical needs during the coronavirus pandemic.
#covid-19

Aerospace

Aerospace Supplier Shifts to Tight-Tolerance Ventilator Parts: "We Weren't in This Business Two Weeks Ago"

By: Emily Probst

Skilled Manufacturing Inc. is running seven days a week to produce ventilator parts that will help healthcare workers battle the coronavirus.
#covid-19

Grinding

When Manufacturing Industry Events Are Delayed

By: Emily Probst

Walter is moving to a digital product launch Wednesday at 10 a.m. CET (5 a.m. ET) in light of the coronavirus causing a significant delay for an in-person launch.
#covid-19

Data-Driven Manufacturing

DMG MORI Invests in the Future by Providing Integrated Solutions

By: Emily Probst

During a recent open house event at DMG MORI’s factory in Pfronten, Germany, the company highlighted advances in digitalization as well as automation and additive manufacturing.

Horizontal Machining Centers

The Manifold Benefits of Standardization

By: Emily Probst

By locking in on manifolds, investing in one HMC model and developing custom software used on iPads in every department, this shop has set itself up for continuous improvement and its new employees up for success.

The 10 Most Popular Posts of 2019

By: Emily Probst

A look back at the top posts from 2019 reveals that shops are hungry for the “secret sauce” that will improve their business conditions. Automation and five-axis machining are two processes that our readers explored the most for solving manufacturing challenges.

Grinding

Keeping Blanchard Grinding Current

By: Emily Probst

What do you do when a large portion of your business depends on machine tools that are more than 30 years old? You roll up your sleeves and perform some of the maintenance of your machines yourself, even if you are the company’s VP, because that maintenance is crucial to the shop’s success. 

Horizontal Machining Centers

Dual-Spindle Technology Highlighted at Absolute Open House

By: Emily Probst

The flexibility of two, independent spindles opens the door for machining facilities to do a variety of production work.