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Introduction to Digital Depth Gage Styles

There are many digital calipers specifically designed as depth gages. They share some common features but come in a variety of styles. Here are several to consider. 

Quick-Change Tooling Improves Swiss Lathe Profits

Quick-Change Tooling Improves Swiss Lathe Profits

Horn USA has developed quick-change tooling systems to drastically reduce set-up and toolchange times for Swiss-type lathes, including those with through coolant.

Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing’s Value-Add Keeps Adding Up

Additive manufacturing impacts every stage of production at this flexible yet highly automated CNC machining business. 

Makino D200Z 5-axis VMC
Siemens Answers with the Most Innovative CNC Solutions for Machine Tool Technology
Hurco Practical Job Shop Automation



AMT's VP, CTO Named Congressional Fellow by ASME

As a fellow, Tim Shinbara is serving on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.


Skillpath Offers Three Virtual OSHA Training Programs

Beginning in June, National Safety Month, SkillPath is offering three virtual general industry OSHA programs certified for continuing education credi...


Spindle Head Performs Milling, Drilling

Suhner’s BEX 15 spindle head has a maximum spindle speed of 23,000 rpm for improved in-line production.


Coolant-Through Toolholder Improves Five-Axis Surface Finish

Big Kaiser has expanded its HDC jet-through hydraulic chuck line to include the BCV interface and additional inch sizes. 

Flow - Is Your Waterjet Cutting It?
Mastercam 2020

Modern Machine Shop
June Issue

Automation Options Advance

Metalworking Index Moves Closer to "Normal" for First Time During COVID-19 Crisis

Index signals decelerating contraction as new orders and production readings move higher.

SECO Universal Drill
MMS Top Shops Workshops
C&M Machine


CNC Machine Shop Captures Its Conversations

This shop found a way to make job quoting a better, faster process. The next step was improving shop communication.

top shops

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.