Modern Machine Shop

MAR 2017

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6 MMS March 2017 CONTENTS MARCH 2017 ■ VOLUME 89, NO. 10 ■ MMSONLINE .COM FEATURES 66 Additive Manufacturing Takes Its Place Imperial Machine & Tool, a fourth-generation family machine shop, integrates metal additive manufacturing as another production operation. BY PETER ZELINSKI 74 Looking Beyond Machine Utilization Connecting machines to a network for production monitoring almost guarantees that utilization will go up, but that's only the first step toward data-driven manufacturing. BY MARK ALBERT 80 Edge Economies Recent introductions from a major cutting tool maker illustrate the engineering and application of tools designed to deliver an increased number of useful edges. BY PETER ZELINSKI 74 80 66 ABOUT THE COVER Does additive manufacturing make sense in a "subtractive" machine shop? It does, says Imperial Machine & Tool. A machining firm is ideally equipped to move metal 3D printing capability into production, because parts made this way routinely need machining to complete them. Learn more on page 66.

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