Peter Zelinski

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Oil & Gas

Mazak Leaders Share Observations of Machine Tool Market During Uncertain Year

By: Peter Zelinski

Cybersecurity, hybrid machines, automation and the state of the market among the topics addressed. Virtual event with product launches to be held August 11.

Vertical Machining Centers

5 Hard Lessons from a 28-Year-Old Startup Machine Shop Owner

By: Peter Zelinski

Good fortune and years of long working hours have both figured into the success of this young shop, which became its founder’s sole employment starting last year. The shop owner shares his story.
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Hope Is an Asset: Here Are Machine Shops Following Clear Visions for the Future

By: Peter Zelinski

A simple strategy offering a clear aim to hope for is particularly valuable during a disruptive time. Recently posted articles offer examples of shops following clear ideas for the way ahead.
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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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Automation

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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CNC & Mach Controls

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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