What Do You Need to Be a Top Five-Axis Machine Shop?

December 03, 2020

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The Top Shops benchmarking survey data yields insights into the practices, which lead to performance differences, that separate five-axis machine shops from those that don't practice five-axis machining. And, the survey data also sheds light on what separates five-axis machining Top Shops from the rest.




Primary Topics:

  • Equipment, practices, and strategies necessary to make the leap from 3-axis to 5-axis machining
  • Equipment, practices, and strategies that separate 5-axis Top Shops from other 5-axis shops
  • The effect of five-axis machining on shop performance by the numbers



Steve Kline

Chief Data Officer; Gardner Business Media, Inc.

Steve Kline is Chief Data Officer at Gardner Business Media, Inc., a family-owned business that produces media for durable goods manufacturing industries, including Modern Machine Shop, Production Machining, Additive Manufacturing, Moldmaking Technology, Plastics Technology and Composites World magazines. He has produced forecasts for his family's business and the metalworking and plastics industries. Also, Mr. Kline has been working on Gardner's Capital Spending Survey, the Gardner Business Index, and Top Shops benchmarking survey since 2008. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BS in civil engineering and a MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Cincinnati.