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Published: 9/1/2018

Managing Risk Is This Shop’s Bold Strategy
Flying S routinely makes bold moves in how it processes machined parts and pursues business growth. This boldness comes from carefully minimizing risks.

Published: 2/20/2018

5 Steps to Digital Manufacturing
Industry 4.0, what some call the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is a move made toward digitization.

Published: 2/20/2018

Making Parts on a Swiss/Laser Machine
Adding laser cutting to Swiss-type machining is helping this shop do more work for its customers in the medical industry. 

Published: 7/17/2017

Preparing Precision Turning for Industry 4.0
Ready or not, Industry 4.0 is moving forward, and it’s critical for manufacturers to be ready for it. Many machine tool builders and accessory builders are equipping their products with Industry 4.0 compatibility in anticipation of its implementatio...

Published: 3/1/2017

Look Beyond Machine Utilization When Installing a Machine-Monitoring System
Connecting machines to a network for production monitoring almost guarantees that utilization will go up, but that’s only the first step toward data-driven manufacturing.

Published: 10/3/2016

Keeping a Shop Network Safe
Concerns about cyber security should not stop shops from installing machine-monitoring systems.

Published: 4/27/2016

Millennial Multitasking Made Easy
CNC control software is being designed with features to better fit the tendencies of younger operators.

Published: 2/19/2016

How a CAD/CAM Consultant can Help
This article from CNC Software (developer of Mastercam software) gives a good picture of why and when some shops turn to an independent software specialist for CAD/CAM services such as CNC programming of difficult or complex parts.

Published: 2/1/2016

Control Capabilities Often Go Unused
The value of some control capabilities don’t become apparent until they are seen in use. Heidenhain supports its CNC users with a new Chicago-area training facility.

Published: 12/1/2015

Real-Time Tool Monitoring
Machine operators have long dreamt of a process monitoring system that detects tool wear, and potentially catastrophic conditions and automatically compensates for changes in tool geometry after resharpening. Now that dream is a reality.

Siemens Answers with the Most Innovative CNC Solutions for Machine Tool Technology