Latest Blog Posts from Modern Machine Shop

The Challenges of Teaching Creativity in Additive Manufacturing

The extensive design freedoms offered in additive manufacturing can be paralyzing. With AM consistently pushing the boundaries of manufacturing, how do we teach people to take risks and be creative with AM?


Optical Technology Improves Accuracy of Visual Measurements

Quality-inspection tech marries the speed of visual inspection to the accuracy needed for maintaining tight tolerances of complex parts and deep pockets.

Peter Zelinski

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Can This Metal 3D Printing System Make Production Additive Manufacturing Common in Machine Shops?

A new metal AM system for batches of end-use parts was designed to permit productivity and machine pricing comparable to a CNC machine tool.

Siemens Answers with the Most Innovative CNC Solutions for Machine Tool Technology
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Sandvik Acquires Thermaltek Inc.

The industrial furnace manufacturer is based in Concord, North Carolina. 


Glebar Acquires Tridex Technology Ltd.

Tridex Technology Ltd. is a manufacturer of electrochemical grinding (ECG) technology. 


Grinding Oil Maintains Viscosity at Various Temperatures

The grinding oil TC-X 630 has been added to Oelheld’s SintoGrind series as an entry-level product.


Roll-On, Turn-On Ceramic Discs Feature Extended Tool Life

C-Prime quick-change, roll-on and turn-on ceramic discs from Weldcote are designed for finishing, grinding, deburring and blending applicat...

Mastercam 2020

Modern Machine Shop
January Issue

Adapting and Advancing Vision for 2020

GBI: Metalworking January 2019

Metalworking Index Improves, Led by Supplier Deliveries

All components end 2019 reporting higher readings than the previous month.

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Top Shops

10th Annual Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for CNC Machine Shops Now Live

Our magazine’s annual benchmarking program has blossomed since we launched it a decade ago. Celebrate with us by taking this year’s survey, which is currently live, and joining us at our IMTS Top Shops Workshop.

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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.