Peter Zelinski

Peter Zelinski Editor-in-Chief

Vertical Machining Centers

Why a Two-Spindle VMC? Double the Machining Without Double the Footprint

By: Peter Zelinski

The two-spindle VMC increases output where space and other factors are constrained. With W-axis compensation for Z-height differences, setups don’t have to be perfect to use two spindles in tandem.

Additive

A.I. Will Become Our Inventor

By: Peter Zelinski

We know how to engineer automation, but can we automate engineering? This possibility is nearer than we might expect, and it will have implications for manufacturing. 
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

Machine Monitoring Both Challenges and Benefits Shop Culture

By: Peter Zelinski

How does a shop deal with the “Big Brother” feeling that comes from implementing machine tool data collection? Part of the answer is the benefit to employee experience that this data collection will make possible. Watch video from the Top Shops Conference.
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Radio Ad Succeeds for Shop Seeking Staff: Five New Hires This Year

By: Peter Zelinski

MRS Machining says a side benefit of the advertisement is visibility and recognition. Most who made contact were unaware of the shop before the ad ran.
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We Are Investing in the Print Magazine

By: Peter Zelinski

We are doing so because our audience is there. Some findings suggest that’s not likely to change soon.
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Vertical Machining Centers

Video: Between Casting and Machining from Solid Is Extrusion

By: Peter Zelinski

The Machined Direct Drive Pedal from DW Drums realized design improvements thanks to machining, then cost improvement as result of moving one step further.

Machining Centers

Hardware for High Metal Removal Rates

By: Peter Zelinski

Spindle power and shrink-fit toolholding are two assets this shop seeks to use to the extremes of their capabilities.
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Measurement

In Hogout Machining, the CAD File Becomes Critical

By: Peter Zelinski

To serve customers by helping them bypass casting, this shop first needs a close-enough relationship with the customer that it can count on getting good CAD data. Here is why.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

How Part Data Control Will Expand and Simplify the Supply Chain

By: Peter Zelinski

Digital rights management for manufactured part files will enable OEMs to enforce manufacturing requirements at a distance, as an alternative to in-person certification of suppliers.

Horizontal Machining Centers

What Does It Take to Succeed at Machining Hogouts?

By: Peter Zelinski

Beyond the machining capacity, other important factors relate to the people and the understanding of the process.

Holemaking Tools

Automated Boring Head Delivers Lights-Out Control of Fine Hole Making

By: Peter Zelinski

An app to assist machinists in finish boring was the beginning. Now, servo control allows the app’s adjustments to be made automatically, allowing the process to run unattended.

Machining Centers

Are U.S. Machine Shops Choosing to Stay Small for the Long Haul?

By: Peter Zelinski

Spending plans offer a clue to the new way shops plan to expand their output.
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