Julia Hider Associate Editor

Julia Hider graduated from Ohio State University in 2014 with a B.A. in journalism, after which she became an author, freelance writer and content specialist. She joined Gardner Business Media as an assistant editor with Modern Machine Shop in 2017. In 2018, she joined Production Machining as an associate editor, where she wrote about the precision machining and was involved in the PMPA’s NextGen committee. She returned to Modern Machine Shop in 2020, where she is now an associate editor covering the metalworking industry.

Cutting Tools

Bringing a Broaching Tool Manufacturer into the 21st Century

By: Julia Hider

This broaching tool manufacturer had been making its products the same way since 1945, but a new owner updated everything, from the equipment to the culture and the way it does business.

Industries

IT is the Key to Effective Machine Monitoring

By: Julia Hider

This aerospace manufacturer’s IT team was essential to successfully setting up a machine monitoring program. 
#Industry40 #aerospace

VIDEO: Gardner Intelligence Reviews 2019 Business Index

By: Julia Hider

According to Gardner Intelligence, the 2019 Gardner Business Index was marked by slowing growth and contraction, but the amount of contraction is less than the growth of the past business cycle.

Webinar: Key Strategies of Top Aerospace Shops

By: Julia Hider

Gardner Intelligence’s webinar on March 24 will present strategies manufacturers can use to deal with the challenges of the aerospace industry.

Automotive

Precision Machining in the Automotive Industry

By: Julia Hider

The automotive industry is the largest market for precision machined parts. See how shops are handling the large volumes, tight process control and high quality this industry requires.
#automotive

NEWS

Romi Introduces New Direct Sales Manager

By: Julia Hider

Clayton Andrello will work closely with Romi’s customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana to help them solve their machining challenges

Benchmark Your Business with Top Shops

By: Julia Hider

Shops that fill out the Top Shops survey before Feb. 10 receive a customized report that they can use to help improve their businesses.  

NEWS

Unison Adds to Senior Management Team

By: Julia Hider

Robert Baker has been promoted to general manager of Unison Corporation.

Emerging Leader Drew Peer Uses Leadership, Technical Skills

By: Julia Hider

The DP Technology regional sales manager’s technical skills and go-getter attitude have helped him rise through the company’s ranks.

Additive Manufacturing Advances to Production

By: Julia Hider

As additive manufacturing technology progresses and its use grows, it has become an accepted production process. Here are some applications for full production additive, and how the industry is achieving it.
#additive

Production Machining Readers Among “Top Shops”

By: Julia Hider

Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops program honors shops that fall in the top 20% of its annual benchmarking survey. These Production Machining readers have received this recognition.
#workforcedevelopment

Emerging Leaders [DEPRECATED]

Emerging Leader Andrew Knapp Teaches Novices, Experts

By: Julia Hider

The applications manager solves complex manufacturing challenges for Ellison Technologies while teaching precision machining classes at a community college.
#workforcedevelopment