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Die/Mold

Modern Machine Shop Talks Die Machining, Moldmaking and Leadtime Leaders

Emily Probst, senior editor of Modern Machine Shop magazine talks with Christina Fuges, executive director of MoldMaking Technology magazine, about 2020 Leadtime Leader Award winner Precise Tooling Solutions and the lessons this moldmaker can teach CNC machine shops.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

Video: What Will 5G Mean for Machining?

Faster wireless data transfer could bring new possibilities to machining processes. Modern Machine Shop’s "Data Matters" columnist Matt Danford talks about the manufacturing role for 5G.

Metalworking Activity Contracts Further as Coronavirus Disruption Continues

Index sets back-to-back all-time lows stemming from extended COVID-19 turbulence.
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Medical

For 3D Printed Implant Maker, CNC Machining Is Capacity Constraint

Additive manufacturing is realizing its promise for scale production during the coronavirus period, but machining is an essential downstream capacity need that has to be expanded to keep up.
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Additive Manufacturing

The Cool Parts Show Reveals 3D Printing Reality and Potential

Now in its second season, the YouTube series from Additive Manufacturing uses cool parts to explore the capabilities of industrial 3D printing. 
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Gardner Business Media President Sees Meaning in General Media Attention to Manufacturing, Asks for Stories

Both the importance and the technological advance of manufacturing are becoming more widely seen. Modern Machine Shop’s publisher is helping with this visibility.
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Additive Manufacturing

Guide for Healthcare Providers: How to Find (and Talk to) 3D Printing Professionals

If you are a medical professional in the U.S., you've likely heard that 3D printing can be an answer to equipment shortages. Here's how to find local 3D printing specialists and how to talk to them once you have. 

Five-Axis

Sometimes the Trickiest Part of CNC Machining Is Holding the Part

Finding a way to fixture contoured marine propellers proved to be this shop’s biggest challenge in developing an effective automated machining cell.

Coronavirus Demands a Data-Driven Response

CNC machining businesses are justifiably concerned about the COVID-19’s effect on metalworking supply chains, but they are not helpless. Data illuminate the path ahead.
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CNC & Machine Controls

Video: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Manufacturing and Machining

The machine tool monitoring that many CNC machining facilities are doing today could be a first step toward their use of machine learning. In this conversation, MMS’s “Data Matters” columnist Matt Danford speculates on the coming role of AI for refining machining processes.