PMTS Moves to August 2021

Moving the show to the second half of 2021 should enable a more normalized, safe environment and lead to a very successful PMTS 2021 for both attendees and exhibitors.

Edited by Angela Osborne

Managing Editor, Production Machining

Unique 2020 Recession Impacts Market Segments Differently

There are many reasons why the present recession requires business leaders to think differently about this recession and not necessarily rely on the lessons learned from past downturns.

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Practical Approaches to Automation

Automation isn't just useful for large volumes of the same part. Today, it is increasingly being used in machine shops for high-mix, low-volume jobs.

Why Multitasking?

Machine tools that can perform turning, milling and other operations on one platform offer process efficiencies that more and more shops are leveraging to their advantage.

The Parts Cleaning Series

ON DEMAND: Learn how to use the latest technology and stay within environmental limitations with this 6-part webinar series.

Trends in Parts Cleaning

The latest cleaning trends point toward environmentally friendly ways to clean effectively, involving the replacement of harmful chemical solvents within a cleaning process or switching to a mostly aqueous method.


Absolute Machine Tools Receives 2020 PMPA Technical Member Award

Absolute Machine Tools has been presented with this award for the last three years for its contributions and service to the PMPA.


Universal Robots Launches Cobot Certification Program

Upon course completion, students receive 32 course credit hours and an industry-recognized certification. The course can be taught in high schools, dual-enrollment courses and in colleges.


GWS Tool Group Acquires STF Precision

Acquisition enhances GWS’ capabilities in the area of PCD and CBN solutions.


Kays Engineering Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Missouri company which started out as a small welding and repair shop has grown into a designer and builder of custom machinery for the automotive industry, representing multiple brands.


TIMTOS Set for March 2021

The Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS) will be held March 15-20, 2021, in Taipei.


IMCO Carbide Tool Joins IMC Group

IMCO will continue operating from its Perrysburg, Ohio, location, where it produces end mills and other machining products under the IMCO brand.

Automation & Robots

Acieta’s Mobile Collaborative Robot Increases Shop Capacity

FastLoad CX1000 is a simple to use, flexible cobot that can be outfitted with up to three modular carts to handle a wide variety of parts or allow more parts in the queue.


Norton Winter Aeon Electroplated Wheels Offer High Accuracy Grinding

High-precision wheels also offer increased productivity and long life.

Industry 4.0 Commonality Across Sectors

As Industry 4.0 technology advances, manufacturers should be open to importing talent from other sectors (retail, hospitality, health care and more) into the world of machining. The technologies in other sectors have more in common with ours than one might think.


BIEMH Reschedules Event for May 2022

Next edition of the BIEMH International Machine Tool Exhibition will be May 30-June 3, 2022, at the Bilbao Exhibition Center in Bizkaia, Spain.


ECI Software Solutions Acquires Shoptech Industrial Software

Shoptech will join ECI’s Manufacturing Division, which serves small- and medium-sized discrete manufacturers and job shops worldwide.


Parker Hannifin Offers Air Pollution Control Webinar Nov. 4

Webinar is designed specifically for machine shops and metalworking industry.

Parts Cleaning

Parker Hannifin’s Upgraded SmogHog Increases Mist Filtration Efficiency

Updates include more robust industrial design, upgraded touchscreen functionality and enhanced blower cabinet design that increases mist filtration efficiency.

OB7’s Seventh Axis and a Digital Printer

The creator of the OB7 robot, Zac Bogart, talks about how this human-like robot arm came to be. 


Why Using Pirated Software is Riskier Than Ever

Machine shops and manufacturers that use pirated software risk losing much more – both directly and indirectly.


Zeiss Hosts Metrology Digital Product Launch Program Oct. 20-29

October program includes daily shows and webinars covering Zeiss’ latest metrology technologies.


Tornos Hosts Live Digital Open House Oct. 27

Virtual open house focuses on CNC machining technology supporting the medical industry, including Tornos’ Swiss-type lathes.


Xometry Secures Funding, Announces CFO

Jim Rallo named Xometry CFO as it completes $75 million equity round.