Looking Toward the Future

While reflecting on the past can be a helpful exercise in benchmarking progress, we must focus our attention on the technology, innovation and leadership that is changing the industry today and keeping machine shops modern.

Whether you read Modern Machine Shop’s June print issue, clicked through the digital edition or scrolled through the multimedia presentation that includes a wealth of stories, videos and animations, you’ll notice one thing tying the various media together: in-depth coverage of advanced machining technology.

Over the past 90 years, our bread-and-butter, everyday content has focused on the technology, innovation and though-leadership that has changed and shaped our industry, keeping machine shops modern. We wrote about the belting systems shops used in the 1930s,  roller bearings in the 1940s, the dawn of automated control in the 1950s, numerical control’s proliferation in the 1960s, the CAD/CAM concept becoming a buzzword in the 1970s, computer machine tools shifting machine shop operations in the 1980s, high-speed machining in the 1990s, increasing connectivity in the 2000s, and the digital advances of the 2010s.

As we move forward, our aim is simply to be of greater and greater use to manufacturers, offering practical information that will provide a path to shop improvement and success.