Modern Machine Shop

NOV 2017

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MMSONLINE.COM 10 MMS November 2017 mmsonline.com MMSONLINE.COM Web Extras | mmsonline.com DON'T FORGET THE FUNDAMENTALS Modern Machine Shop prides itself on going deep with its application stories, investigating not only the "what" and the "how" of each story, but also the "why." However, there's also value in occasion- ally backing up and reviewing the basics of pro- cesses and applications in such a way that builds understanding. The MMS Online blog is one place to find these: • Senior Editor Matt Danford, with Tom Able of Able Electropolishing, defines and explores elec- tropolishing in one recent and popular blog post: short.mmsonline.com/electrop . • Barbara Schulz, MMS's European correspon- dent, breaks down the basic factors (machine, tools, operator) when turning micro parts on a lathe: short.mmsonline.com/microparts . GARDNER INTELLIGENCE HAS A NEW WEBSITE Gardner Intelligence, the folks who provide every issue's column explaining the monthly Gardner Business Index (GBI): Metalworking, now has a dedicated website with blog posts tracking eco- nomic trends in manufacturing and videos inter- preting the data: gardnerintelligence.com . The GBI is a monthly survey of manufacturing activity in the United States, especially looking at durable goods manufacturing through the perspectives of a variety of facility sizes. Its interpretation by Gardner Intelligence provides insights into the health of the industr y as well as trend-based forecasts. In one video, Chief Data Officer Steve Kline Jr. explains clearly what the GBI is, how it works and how it provides actionable insights. Watch it at short.mmsonline.com/gbintel . MMS Extra is Modern Machine Shop's free email newsletter. To subscribe, visit mmsonline.com/sub/newsletter. 0 0:27 0 2:0 8 Image courtesy of Able Electropolishing.

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