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Defining, Refining Technologies for Next-Generation Machine Shops

Oct. 27, 2016
Every machine shop needs to cut, turn, and finish faster – with faster set-ups and longer tool life. There are other, less obvious needs: 3D model testing, quick program access and editing, and more process design options. Add these to the inevitable need for more compact operations, more efficient cutting-tool materials and design, and you begin to see the scope of activities and objectives for the machine shops of the future.

11 technologies addressing shops’ future needs now
Every machine shop needs to cut, turn, and finish faster – with faster set-ups and longer tool life. There are other, less obvious needs: 3D model testing, quick program access and editing, and more process design options. Add these to the inevitable need for more compact operations, more efficient cutting-tool materials and design, and you begin to see the scope of activities and objectives for the machine shops of the future.

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Robert Brooks | Content Director

Robert Brooks has been a business-to-business reporter, writer, editor, and columnist for more than 20 years, specializing in the primary metal and basic manufacturing industries. His work has covered a wide range of topics, including process technology, resource development, material selection, product design, workforce development, and industrial market strategies, among others. Currently, he specializes in subjects related to metal component and product design, development, and manufacturing — including castings, forgings, machined parts, and fabrications.

Brooks is a graduate of Kenyon College (B.A. English, Political Science) and Emory University (M.A. English.)