Peter Zelinski

Peter Zelinski Editor-in-Chief

Video: Succession Planning, Stewardship and Generation Change in Machine Shops

By: Peter Zelinski

Leaders of Indiana Precision Grinding describe lessons learned related to succession planning and how the upcoming generation found its commitment to the business.
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Die/Mold

Die Makers Adapt to Challenges All Machine Shops Face

By: Peter Zelinski

Die shops offer examples of adapting to the skills shortage and excelling at difficult machining. Plus, why reshoring should begin with die tooling.
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Five-Axis Machining Centers

Video: Hurco Machining Center Adapted Into N95 Mask Production System

By: Peter Zelinski

CNC machines can do more than we think. They are automation platforms for insourcing.

Die/Mold

Video: The Importance of Reshoring Mold and Die Manufacturing

By: Peter Zelinski

The die and mold tooling sector controls a manufacturing market more than 10 times larger than the market this tooling is used in. Experts discuss why the price savings of offshoring tooling misses the total cost of sending tooling work away.
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Automation

Has COVID-19 Made a Case for Automation? Taught Us About People Instead

By: Peter Zelinski

Recently posted articles offer various pictures of machining automation. Also, goodbyes to two long-time writers for MMS: Wayne Chaneski and Derek Korn.
#workforcedevelopment #zaxis #covid-19

Data-Driven Manufacturing

After Machine Monitoring, Is Machine Learning the Next Step? Getting Ready for AI in Manufacturing

By: Peter Zelinski

Is artificial intelligence coming to machine shops? Automatically gathering data is already widespread. Automatically analyzing data is likely the next step. One book offers a useful perspective on what this will and will not mean.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

Video: What Will 5G Mean for Machining?

By: Peter Zelinski

Faster wireless data transfer could bring new possibilities to machining processes. Modern Machine Shop’s "Data Matters" columnist Matt Danford talks about the manufacturing role for 5G.

Machining Centers

For 3D Printed Implant Maker, CNC Machining Is Capacity Constraint

By: Peter Zelinski

Additive manufacturing is realizing its promise for scale production during the coronavirus period, but machining is an essential downstream capacity need that has to be expanded to keep up.
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The Manufacturing Process Is All About the People Who Make It Work

By: Peter Zelinski

This month, we say goodbye to long-time Modern Machine Shop columnist Wayne Chaneski, who is retiring. Here is some of what he has helped me to see.
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Gardner Business Media President Sees Meaning in General Media Attention to Manufacturing, Asks for Stories

By: Peter Zelinski

Both the importance and the technological advance of manufacturing are becoming more widely seen. Modern Machine Shop’s publisher is helping with this visibility.
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What Comes Next: The Beginning of a Reshoring Policy for U.S. Manufacturing

By: Peter Zelinski

The current crisis is a reckoning. Right now, the challenge is saving livings. But once we are free to look ahead, let’s learn the lessons and prepare ourselves better for the next crisis that comes.
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Additive

OEMs and Job Shops See Metal Additive Manufacturing Differently

By: Peter Zelinski

When should a machine shop consider production metal 3D printing? Part of the answer might be when that machine shop also does design. Cobra Aero is a small shop thriving with AM, because it’s also an OEM.
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