What Is the Next Big Thing for Your Shop? Three Top Shops Winners Reply

All their replies pointed to automation. One also sees additive manufacturing. Watch video from the Top Shops Conference.

Collaboration with Other Shops Helps with Finding High-Value Machining Work

In a Maryland manufacturing co-op, the allied businesses sell one another’s services and support one another. The co-op even enables direct competitors to cooperate, as described in this video from the Top Shops Conference.

Cutting Tools

Hi-Speed Corp. Now Represents YG-1 on U.S. West Coast

Hi-Speed’s decision comes after representing Widia-Hanita for more than 25 years.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

Machine Monitoring Both Challenges and Benefits Shop Culture

How does a shop deal with the “Big Brother” feeling that comes from implementing machine tool data collection? Part of the answer is the benefit to employee experience that this data collection will make possible. Watch video from the Top Shops Conference.
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Additive Manufacturing

Partnership Uses Additive Manufacturing to Build Aerospike Engine

A version of the engine developed by Monash University and Amaero takes advantage of design freedoms from metal 3D printing.


Video: Between Casting and Machining from Solid Is Extrusion

The Machined Direct Drive Pedal from DW Drums realized design improvements thanks to machining, then cost improvement as result of moving one step further.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

For Titanium, Tool Monitoring Smooths Low-rpm Cuts

Caron Engineering’s TMAC MP has been putting tool monitoring to work for years, but its “sawtooth algorithm” now meets a specific challenge in airplane engine machining. 


An Adaptable Automation System in Action

Videos show how a flexible robotic system for part loading and unloading helped a shop increase capacity.

Additive Manufacturing

Video: Moldmaker Succeeding with Conformal Cooling

Machining complemented by metal 3D printing enables B&J Specialty to create inserts with cooling channels that follow the contours of the mold.

Keep up with Machine Shop Digitalization

Sandvik Coromant’s recent roundtable discussion of machine shop digitalization focused on three key ideas: Digitalization is a competitive advantage. The investment is reasonable and has a quick payback. Shops must start the journey now or get left behind.