Precision Machining — What Has Changed Since COVID-19 Began?

By: Miles Free

Is new technology the change? The essential workers that have been making parts that make a difference are the real change — and it is a positive change that bodes well for manufacturing, workforce and our economy.
#covid-19 #pmpa

Single & Multi-Spindles

IMTS spark Session: Production Matters — Why a CNC Multi-Spindle Makes Sense for MetalQuest

By: Angela Osborne

Live discussion on Dec. 18 focuses on MetalQuest’s decision to diversify by adding its first CNC multi-spindle machine for greatly reduced cycle times on an existing high-volume job.

Parts Cleaning

IMTS spark: Learn How to Choose the Best Industrial Cleaning Process

By: Lori Beckman

Do you know the best cleaning process for cleaning your precision metal parts? Are you stuck using an old process, but realize it is time for an update? Learn more about a presentation that can answer your parts cleaning process questions.

Automation & Robots

Manufacturing Knowledge is Power

By: Derek Korn

The Knowledge Centers with video produced by brands such as Production Machining on the IMTS spark online platform take deep dives into technology and trends related to various CNC machining and manufacturing topics.
#opinion #additive

Turning Machines

Turning to an Adhesive for Lathe Workholding

By: Derek Korn

Adhesive cured by ultraviolet light is an option for securing parts for machining that could otherwise distort when traditional, mechanical clamping techniques are used.

A New Way to Collect and Sort Parts for CNC Machine Tools

By: Lori Beckman

This automated parts carousel not only catches and collects parts from a machine but also sorts the parts in bins attached to a rotating table. 

Machining Centers & Milling Machines

Carving Out a Niche in CNC Plastics Machining

By: Derek Korn

This Vermont shop focuses solely on machining plastics — some filled with abrasive glass — for a range of industries. That makes it stand apart from others, but means it also faces challenges that metal machining shops often don’t encounter.

PMTS Moves to August 2021

By: Angela Osborne

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.


Metal Additive Manufacturing: Multitasking’s Latest Trend

By: Derek Korn

Why are an increasing number of machine tool builders adding additive manufacturing to their equipment’s already versatile machining capabilities? Because additive and subtractive are complementary.

Unique 2020 Recession Impacts Market Segments Differently

By: Michael Guckes

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.

The Story Behind Production Machining's November Cover Image

By: Lori Beckman

Obtaining a good cover photo for each print issue of Production Machining isn’t easy, especially recently as we haven’t been able to visit shops to take shots ourselves.

Industry 4.0 Commonality Across Sectors

By: Matthew Kirchner

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.