Peter Zelinski

Peter Zelinski Editor-in-Chief

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.
#covid-19

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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Die/Mold

Die Maker Describes Five-Day Build for Tool Urgently Needed for Coronavirus Ventilator Production

By: Peter Zelinski

Running 11 five-axis machines simultaneously, a die maker reduced a five week lead time to just five days. Here’s how. 
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Die/Mold

One Auto Parts Supplier's Shift to Ventilators: Now Making 1000s of Parts per Week on Die Delivered in Days

By: Peter Zelinski

GM applying its supply chain expertise to enable successes such as aiding this ventilator maker to expand sourcing for 700 parts.
#covid-19

Measurement

Traceability Without Serial Numbers: Vision Technology Makes Every Part Its Own Identifier

By: Peter Zelinski

Off-the-shelf imaging technology is now so good it can pick up the distinct surface features of seemingly identical parts. This startup company’s technology leverages what cell phones and other imaging devices can now do, identifying parts by their own unique features so that no serial number is needed.

Shop Management Software

Video: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Manufacturing and Machining

By: Peter Zelinski

The machine tool monitoring that many CNC machining facilities are doing today could be a first step toward their use of machine learning. In this conversation, MMS’s “Data Matters” columnist Matt Danford speculates on the coming role of AI for refining machining processes.  

Turn/Mill Machines

Acquire to Hire: This New York Manufacturer Sees Buying Shops as the Best Way to Add Staff

By: Peter Zelinski

Designatronics’ CEO says, “We can access a few million dollars more business” with each skilled machining employee who can perform complex setups and other sophisticated work from day one.
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Die/Mold

Because of the Tariff on Mold Tooling, This Indiana Mold Shop’s Business is Now Booming

By: Peter Zelinski

U.S. molders are now buying their tooling from U.S. mold builders. Precise Tooling Solutions illustrates this, and its owner makes the case for why the tariff matters.
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