Peter Zelinski

Peter Zelinski Editor-in-Chief

Die/Mold

Video: Emotional Intelligence in Action at Westminster Tool

By: Peter Zelinski

A companion to the recent Modern Machine Shop cover story on a moldmaker’s commitment to emotional intelligence, here is a look at the culture change at this shop through the words and perspectives of team members.
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Die/Mold

For This Mold Shop, the Key to Closing the Skills Gap is Emotional Intelligence

By: Peter Zelinski

Thanks to a culture change founded on a commitment to emotional intelligence, this mold supplier solved its skilled labor problem and increased throughput per employee.
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Automation

10 Things to Know About Collaborative Robots

By: Peter Zelinski

Technology advances related to collaborative robots suggest this technology will become more capable and commonplace.

How We Misread Productivity Gains in the Debate About Manufacturing Jobs

By: Peter Zelinski

Manufacturing appears to lead other sectors in productivity growth, but productivity measures pick up factors besides automation. Recognizing this fact changes the terms of part of the public debate.
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Mark Albert: Manufacturing as a Way of Making a Better World

By: Peter Zelinski

In a video conversation with his MMS colleague, Mark Albert looks back on 39 years of reporting on the advance of metalworking technology.

Turning Tools

Video: Chipbreakers Are Not All the Same—How to Break Chips Effectively

By: Peter Zelinski

Different chipbreakers are engineered for different parameters. Machining footage shows the difference in effectiveness between chipbreakers used in the right and the wrong applications.

Cutting Tools

Video: PVD vs. CVD—How to Choose the Right Tool Coating

By: Peter Zelinski

Machining footage of different coatings in both roughing and finishing passes reveals how choosing the right coating can have a dramatic effect on the performance of the process.

Cutting Tools

Video: What Can Force Analysis Tell You About Your Machining Process?

By: Peter Zelinski

See cuts and force profiles corresponding to tool failure, built-up edge and a tool that is too positive for the setup.

Automation

10 Ways to Think Differently about Robotic Automation

By: Peter Zelinski

Take another look: A lot is happening in and around robotic automation. What robots might mean for machining and manufacturing is getting ready to change.
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Grinding

10 Things to Know About Creep-Feed Grinding

By: Peter Zelinski

Because of the high material removal rate creep-feed grinding can deliver in challenging materials, grinding might not be just the last step in the process—it might be the process.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

7 Impressions of IMTS 2018

By: Peter Zelinski

The up-and-coming technologies hinted at during previous shows have now arrived, and they are being accepted as part of the now-standard means of making parts.
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New Okuma Hybrid Brings New Possibilities in Additive, Five-Axis and New Materials

By: Peter Zelinski

The machine stands as an example of process automation within a booth showing other automation examples such as adjacent machine tools performing trunnion-to-trunnion handoff.