Metalworking Index Contraction Slows

Activity contraction slows as the Index approaches 50.

Setting Up and Operating Fine Boring Heads Just Got a Lot Easier

The combination of a digital boring head integrated with tool data software dramatically reduces the time required to set up a fine boring head. And still more IIOT-enabled advancements are just around the corner that will finally automate many boring operations.

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When a Swiss-Type Is a Lathe and a Five-Axis Mill

Swiss-type lathes with a swiveling B axis enable this shop to machine parts complete and unattended that it otherwise couldn’t using its five-axis machining centers. Here is some of what it learned adopting this new technology.

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Richards Micro-Tools Rebranded as KEO Micro Tools

The tooling technology is expected to be more easily accessible as part of the wider KEO Solid Round product portfolio. 


NIMS Announces CAM Credentials

The new credentials are based on standards developed in partnership with and sponsored by Autodesk.


Milling CAM Software Improves Curved Surface Finishes

The updated Mastercam 2020 Mill from CNC Software Inc. offers expanded machining flexibility and an increased emphasis on speed and automation.


Software Enables Digital Readout to Control Sinker EDMs

Heidenhain’s Acu-Rite brand has introduced software for its 300-series digital readout (DRO) that now allows users to control a sinker EDM mach...

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

Modern Machine Shop
October 2019 Issue

Rotor Machining Goes Full Tilt

Metalworking Index Contraction Slows

Activity contraction slows as the Index approaches 50.


How to Become a Defense Industry Machined-Parts Supplier

Defense contractors are looking for capable shops to supply machined workpieces for a variety of major projects. To participate, however, you must have more than just top-notch machine tools and a skilled workforce.


Knowledge Centers

Knowledge Centers are well organized collections of practical information on specific topics. This is the place to go to get grounded on technologies and best practice.

What’s Telling About This Year’s Top Shops

Here, the 2019 Honors Program winners explain strategies they’ve used to help them become successful U.S. machining businesses. Plus, you can learn more about them by attending next month’s Top Shops Conference.

Increasing Employee Output Through Automation: Here is What We Found in 7 Recent Shop Visits

Modern Machine Shop editors routinely visit machining facilities to report on shops that are succeeding. Here is what our editors found on seven recent shop visits, all related to using labor more efficiently.