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Modern Is Everywhere

The manufacturing community is spread across a multitude of businesses around the world. Modern Machine Shop goes to where the stories are — talking with job shops, cutting tool manufacturers, machine tool builders, OEMs, service providers and more. Follow the story of manufacturing wherever it leads.

Automation

Swiss Grinding Technology in Motion

During a recent open house at Studer’s headquarters in Switzerland, the company highlighted advances in cylindrical grinding technology including automation solutions to enable long stretches of unattended operation.

Turning Machines

Is Robotic Automation the Key to Drawing (and Keeping) New Employees?

Robotic automation is transforming a job that was perhaps a machine operator’s least-favorite work assignment into one that is not a heavy lift.  

Measurement

IMTS Sparks Idea for Adaptive Technology in a CNC Machine Shop

An encounter with a virtual reality demonstration at the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show led to the discovery of adaptive technology that gives a shop’s legally blind QC inspector 20/20 vision.
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Workholding

Workholding Material Conforms to 3D Surfaces

A porous, easily sculpted material provides even vacuum gripping force throughout the entire contact area with the workpiece. 

Grinding

Keeping Blanchard Grinding Current

What do you do when a large portion of your business depends on machine tools that are more than 30 years old? You roll up your sleeves and perform some of the maintenance of your machines yourself, even if you are the company’s VP, because that maintenance is crucial to the shop’s success. 

CAD/CAM

Mastercam Produces Video Series Demonstrating CAM Methods on Real Parts

The Signature Parts Series currently includes coverage of parts such as a chain guard, spiral staircase tread, hot runner nozzle, aerospace latch and an optical mount.

Top Shops Share Their Top Technology

In this video taken at the 2019 Top Shops Conference, the year’s four Honors Program winners describe how they’ve each benefited from a new addition to their business.
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Automation

Video: How to Succeed at Lights-Out Machining — Findings from Top Shops Data

Differences in machine shops’ profit margins suggest the value of improvement methodology, unattended machining and machine tool monitoring, as well as the effective combination of all three of these.

HMCs

Dual-Spindle Technology Highlighted at Absolute Open House

The flexibility of two, independent spindles opens the door for machining facilities to do a variety of production work.