Modern Machine Shop

MAR 2017

Modern Machine Shop is focused on all aspects of metalworking technology - Providing the new product technologies; process solutions; supplier listings; business management; networking; and event information that companies need to be competitive.

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CONNECT 12 MMS March 2017 MMS CONNECT REMOTE HONING ANALYTICS WITH MTCONNECT-COMPLIANT MACHINES Sunnen's MTConnect-compliant machines of fer communication c a pa b ili ti e s to g ath e r d ata to mo re ef fe c ti ve l y eva lu ate ove ra ll equipment effectiveness (OEE), future maintenance needs, process per formance and other key metrics. Read the full stor y pinned to the top of our Facebook page. A SMART APPROACH TO BUYING A VMC In case you missed it in the Machine/Shop supplement to last month's issue, industr y exper t Barr y Rogers has written a second article in his four-part series on what to con- sider when making smart machine tool purchase decisions, this one focusing on the factors at play with vertical machining centers. Read "A Smart Approach to Buying a VMC" at short. . FIND OUT MORE: VISIT OUR TWITTER PAGE Follow us on Twitter to read more stories like these. • Robot arms have applications well beyond machining. What about automation for deburring, cleaning, etc.? more • This online service from from @waltertools is said to speed quoting/ delivery of custom tools: • NE WS: Heide nhain announce s new distributor in Texas s hor t . ANNOUNCING THE 2017 TOP SHOPS CONFERENCE Modern Machine Shop will host its inaugural Top Shops Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, September 5-7, 2017. We are currently working to finalize session topics, speakers, etc. Join the group and comment to suggest topics you would like to see us cover in this event. Our goal is to provide practical, helpful takeaways that s ho p ow n e r s a nd m a n ag e r s c a n im p l e m e nt right away. GARDNER BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE FORECAST The metalworking industr y relies on various manufacturing sectors to main- tain grow th and profitability, so it is important for job shops and OEMs to understand where those sectors are headed economically. Watch the GBI forecast on our YouTube channel for a view of 2017 and beyond. 0 0:27 0 2:0 8

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