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May 2015 Digital Edition Available

Read about the United States’ rising machine tool consumption, among other stories, in the May issue of Modern Machine Shop.

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Click the image above to access a digital edition of the May issue
of 
Modern Machine ShopCover art by Orlando Arocena.

The 2015 World Machine Tool Output & Consumption Survey (the basis for May’s cover story and artwork seen above) indicated that U.S. machine tool consumption surpassed $8 billion in 2014, a significant capital investment driven in part by low interest rates. For a complete overview of the data and what it means for manufacturers worldwide, find the story and an infographic on page 72 of the digital edition.

Also in this issue:

  • How a contract shop minimized the impact of part measurement by implementing lights-out inspection;
  • What a good breakfast has to do with efficiency in machining Inconel;
  • Why you should mind tool center heights when turning small diameters;
  • How a CAM program helped a shop increase efficiency and reduce labor costs in designing high-density fixtures;
  • How a collaborative robot helped deliver crowns to dentists faster; and
  • What’s new at the Eastec 2015 trade show, happening this week.