It’s the Cells and the Skills: May 2017 Digital Edition
The latest issue of Modern Machine Shop takes a hard look at manufacturing cells and the importance of the people running them, as well as a frank discussion of the ups and downs of machine tool consumption.
Click the image above to read the May 2017 digital edition of the magazine.
The owners of Global Machine Works (GMW) are enthusiastic about the company’s emphasis on the cellular machining concept. “It’s the only way to go,” says Brad Stuczynski, one of the shop’s two co-owners. In his ’s May issueModern Machine Shopcover story for , Mark Albert points out that as soon as Mr. Stuczynski praises machining cells, he’s quick to “flesh out,” so to speak, the company’s core beliefs about its approach to aerospace production: “You absolutely have to have a top-notch workforce.” After all, GMW’s new flexible machining cell wouldn’t be the success it is if not for the skilled people who developed, implement and now manage its palletized fixturing system.
Also in this issue of Modern Machine Shop:
- Boom and bust, boom and bust. How should we understand the machine tool industry’s cyclical intensification in recent years?
- Understanding the play between cutting speed, tool wear and cutting power can lead to more informed evaluation of metalworking fluids when face-milling aluminum.
- When should you use a diaphragm chuck?
- A preview of products to be displayed at Eastec 2017 to take place May 16-18.
Our digital edition lets you flip through or download the entire magazine for viewing on your devices. Besides the articles mentioned above, you’ll find case studies, industry news, upcoming events and more.
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