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Published: 2/4/2019

Metal AM in a Machine Shop? Ask the Marines
A hybrid system combining metal 3D printing with machining gives the Marine Corps perhaps its most effective resource yet for obtaining needed hardware in the field. It also offers an extreme version of the experience a machine shop might have in ad...

Published: 12/15/2018

News of Note: December 2018
ORNL appoints new leadership, Ingersoll remains with current owners, DMG MORI expands and other industry news. 

Published: 10/8/2018

The Little Shop That Could (with the Help of a Tapping Arm)
A pneumatic tapping arm enabled a small job shop to complete a challenging job in a week that would have taken other shops months to finish.  

Published: 9/30/2018

Five-Axis CNC Machining with an Angled Rotary Table
The D200Z CNC five-axis VMC uses an angled rotary table designed to improve rigidity and clearance for high-speed machining.

Published: 9/20/2018

The Benefits of Being a One-Brand Shop
This shop finds advantages in having CNC machines from a single builder, but the general strategy has benefits that can be applied to any startup shop.

Published: 8/15/2018

With Retention Knobs, Shop Sets Sight on Aerospace Machining
Mitch and Brian Olson didn’t know much about CNC machining when they started their machine shop, but they learned that if they wanted to pursue high-accuracy aerospace work, they would need to overcome a flaw inherent in V-flange tooling.

Published: 8/13/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: August 2018
Shop tours during IMTS, a pre-show tool grinding contest and other industry news. 

Published: 5/26/2018

May 2018 Product Spotlight: Machining Centers
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on a variety of vertical, horizontal and five-axis machining centers, some with dual spindles. 

Published: 4/19/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: April 2018
Absolute Machine Tools turns 30, a new manufacturing cybersecurity hub in the works and other industry news.

Published: 4/2/2018

Five-Axis Front and Center at Hurco's 50th-Anniversary Event
Machine tool builder Hurco had its five-axis technology on display, and provided attendees with a sneak peek at two other machining center models that will be introduced at this year's International Manufacturing Technology Show.