Julia Hider

Julia Hider Associate Editor


Inspection System Helps Company Meet Short Lead Times

By: Julia Hider

A digital video inspection system from Starrett is increasing this company’s inspection throughput and helping it get parts to its customer on time.

Shop Management Software

Hexagon Forms Production Software Business

By: Julia Hider

Vero Software, FASys and Spring Technologies will adopt Hexagon’s corporate identity.

Improving Process Efficiency with Metalworking Fluids

By: Julia Hider

Using the right oils, coolants and lubricants can help a shop optimize machining processes, but there are many factors to weigh when choosing metalworking fluids.


Sunnen Establishes Direct Sales Operations in Canada

By: Julia Hider

Beginning January 1, all Canadian orders and service requests will be handled directly by Canadian sales representatives and technical personnel.


What to Consider When Turning Exotic Materials

By: Julia Hider

The properties that make exotic materials desirable for aerospace, energy and medical applications mean that machining them requires proper planning, equipment and strategies.


Integration Leads to Automation Success

By: Julia Hider

Choosing the right components is only the first step in setting up an automated cell—they must also be integrated properly.


CAM Software Simplifies Complex Parts

By: Julia Hider

Intuitive interfaces and automated steps are making CAM programming easier for new users, even as parts and the machines that produce them increase in complexity.

Turning Machines

Collaboration is Key When Implementing New Machine Tools

By: Julia Hider

Working closely with builders can help shops ensure that new machine tools are a success.

Additive Manufacturing Basics for Turning Shops

By: Julia Hider

An additive manufacturing expert shares what turning shops should know about the technology, gives examples of how to use it and suggests steps for adopting AM.

PMTS 2019 Registration Opens

By: Julia Hider

The first 1,000 attendees who register for free online to attend North America’s only trade show dedicated to the precision machining industry will receive special VIP status.

3 Predictions for the Future of Manufacturing

By: Julia Hider

In this month’s About Your Business column, Todd Palmer examines three ways in which the manufacturing industry is changing.

Indiana/Southern Ohio PMPA Chapter Holds Burr Prevention Event

By: Julia Hider

The free session will include a presentation by Greg Knight and Phillip Judt of Absolute Machine Tools on how to prevent burrs on cam and CNC machines.