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.

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.

Flexible Manufacturing System Reduces Machining Times for Aerospace Parts

By: Julia Hider

Orizon Aerostructures’ flexible manufacturing system, made up of nine Ecospeed five-axis machines from Starrag, is helping the company make more money producing complex aerospace parts.
#aerospace

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

Rego-Fix Announces Changes to Enhance Customer Support

By: Julia Hider

As general manager, Americas, William Obras will help implement the company’s regional management business concept to strengthen sales, service support and responsiveness.

NEWS

Universal Robots Launches Leasing Program with DLL

By: Julia Hider

The program will enable all types of manufacturers to quickly gain the benefits of collaborative robots without an upfront investment.

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

NEWS

North American Tool Appoints Director of Manufacturing

By: Julia Hider

Steve Mayse will be responsible for developing and implementing operational strategies to strengthen and grow the company's manufacturing performance.

NEWS

MachineMetrics Named Smart Manufacturing Company of the Year

By: Julia Hider

IoT Breakthrough recognized the company for its ability to deliver tangible results in the form of significant productivity increases. 

NEWS

United Grinding North American Names New President/CEO

By: Julia Hider

Markus Stolmar has nearly 20 years of experience in different leadership roles within the company.