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.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

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.  

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.


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.  


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.


Workholding Material Conforms to 3D Surfaces

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

Data-Driven Manufacturing

CNC Data Unleashes Shop Management System

Machine monitoring evolves from a progress-tracking tool to a foundational element of quoting, scheduling and process planning.


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. 


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.