Peter Zelinski

Peter Zelinski Editor-in-Chief

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.
#workforcedevelopment

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.
#zaxis

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.
#highspeedmachining

CAD/CAM

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.

Five-Axis 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.

Cutting 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.

Vertical 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.
#zaxis

Data-Driven Manufacturing

The Link Between Gaging and Tool Cost Savings

By: Peter Zelinski

New software delivers the next step for Renishaw’s programmable gaging system: a mechanism for changing cutting tools when they are truly at the end of their life, not after an arbitrary number of pieces have been run.

Automation

EMO 2017 and the Rise of Invisible Innovation

By: Peter Zelinski

The trade show this year showcased a type of technology that is becoming increasingly difficult to display at trade shows. 

Grinding

How Dry Grinding Permits Coolant-Free Gear Making

By: Peter Zelinski

Grinding the external forms of automotive gears came to be the last step still needing coolant. This machine eliminates cutting fluid by combining gear grinding with dry skiving in the same cycle.
#gearproduction