VIDEO

Nederman Celebrates 75 Years of Sustainability

Starting out with the sole ideal of “clean air,” Nederman has grown from a local workshop to a leading firm in sustainable industrial production technology over the last 75 years, the company says.
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Gardner Business Index (GBI): Metalworking Set Two-Year Expansion Record

December’s Index marked 24 consecutive months of growth.
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Die/Mold

Video: Emotional Intelligence in Action at Westminster Tool

A companion to the recent Modern Machine Shop cover story on a moldmaker’s commitment to emotional intelligence, here is a look at the culture change at this shop through the words and perspectives of team members.
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Automotive

Palletization Slashes Setup Time for Racing Shop

Whereas his predecessor had left Big Kaiser’s Unilock pallets in the corner, Charlie Mitchell of Andretti Autosport saw that they could help him reduce setup time on his milling machines in an environment where quick turnaround is essential. 
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Mark Albert: Manufacturing as a Way of Making a Better World

In a video conversation with his MMS colleague, Mark Albert looks back on 39 years of reporting on the advance of metalworking technology.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

Women Transform IMTS

The Digital Transformation Conference at IMTS featured an all-female panel that presented tips and tricks for understanding the value of manufacturing data, enabling those on the shop floor to make better decisions.

Additive Manufacturing

A Video Introduction to Additive Manufacturing

This video playlist offers a quick introduction to 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM), including best use cases for this technology.

Automotive

Overcoming Racing CNC Machine Shop Challenges

Automotive racing teams’ machine shops are essentially job shops. An IMTS panel discussion I moderated highlighted ways Stewart-Haas Racing’s shop meets the challenges of a high-mix/low-volume machining environment.

Turning Tools

Video: PVD vs. CVD—How to Choose the Right Tool Coating

Machining footage of different coatings in both roughing and finishing passes reveals how choosing the right coating can have a dramatic effect on the performance of the process.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

Can Blockchain Help Machine Shops Win Work?

The record-keeping system underlying cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin could automate the front office, secure intellectual property and plug data-driven manufacturers into increasingly data-driven supply chains.