Sunnen Breaks Its Fund-Raising Record with Engine Sweepstakes

Sunnen’s annual sweepstakes at the Performance Industry Racing trade show raised more than $100,000 for Victory Junction.


Supply Chain Mastery is Critical in 2019

In the near term, manufacturers who develop a mastery understanding of their supply chains—which in many cases have and will continue to be shocked by regulatory changes—may be able to convert this into a competitive advantage, and thus an opportunity to capture new business.

Turning Machines

An App to Simplify Setups

This shop, specializing in high precision parts for the semiconductor industry, worked closely with its machine tool supplier to develop an app that drastically reduces setup times.

Production Machining
January Issue

2019 Buyer's Guide

Turning Thin-Walled Aerospace Parts

To produce extremely small, complex, tightly toleranced, thin-walled precision components made of difficult-to-machine materials, such as high-tensile aluminum housing covers, Herrmann CNC-Drehtechnik is reinventing and improving its machining processes.

Screw Machines - Swiss-Type

Still Learning After 102 Years

It’s said that successful people endeavor to maintain the mentality of being a student for a lifetime. Under four generations of family ownership, and a century-plus in business, Nolte Precise exemplifies this philosophy of always learning as it applies to a modern metalworking shop.


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.

Now Taking Nominations for 2019 Emerging Leader Awards

Do you know a colleague who is outstanding at his or her job who you think deserves recognition in the industry? If so, please nominate him or her for Production Machining’s 2019 Emerging Leader Awards.

Shop Evolves with CNC Turning

Debbie Sommers answered a newspaper ad for a receptionist job at a South Elgin, Illinois, screw machine shop in 1980. Today, she owns the shop, an 18,000-square-foot facility with 20 employees and sales growth of 25 percent in 2017.

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