Talk About 5G Is No Idle Chatter

Near-real-time machining vibration compensation is just one advantage of the latest networking technology.


Attacking Unplanned Machine Tool Downtime with Predictive Maintenance

A new predictive maintenance application on Makino machining centers identifies issues before they turn into production problems. It also helps optimize machining processes and increase equipment utilization.

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Fixture Feedback Keeps Automation Accountable

Self-validating hydraulic workholding keeps processes reliable and limits the need for on-machine probing.

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

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Wedin International Acquires Ballscrew Manufacturer PGM Products

The acquisition agreement also includes the former assets of both Modern American Ball Screw Mfg. and PGM Ball Screw USA Mfg. 


Heidenhain Opens New Regional Headquarters in Colorado

Whereas previously the Central U.S. sales region was managed by either the company’s Illinois or California headquarters, the new Colorado loca...


Hybrid Welding Machining Center Joins, Machines Alloys with Low Melting Points

A part of Mazak’s family of hybrid multitasking machining centers, the VTC-300C FSW combines milling capabilities with friction stir welding (F...


Five-Axis VMC Machines Complex Medical Parts

Kitamura Machinery’s compact MedCenter5AX vertical machining center is designed for high-precision, accurate and fast machining of&nb...

Modern Machine Shop
September Issue

Trimming Away Handwork

August Metalworking Index Improves Month Over Month

Index sees modest rebound after July lows.


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鈥檚 Telling About This Year鈥檚 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.