Modern Machine Shop

DEC 2017

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CONNECT 12 MMS December 2017 MMS CONNECT PART CUTOFF TAKES A NEW DIRECTION The capability and flexibility of the Y axis creates an opportunity for a new approach to parting-off operations. Learn how a specially designed parting blade has compelling advantages when this axis is used to separate a finished part from the barstock. Read the story pinned to the top of our Facebook page to learn more. THINKING ABOUT FIVE-A XIS CNC MACHINING? The "Guide to Buying Machine Tools" Knowledge Center has been updated with industry expert Barry Rogers' fourth in-depth article, this one examining the components, costs and benefits of five-axis machining centers. Other topics include buying a machine tool, buying a VMC and buying an HMC. Find all four articles at . NEW MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY SEEN IN TAIWAN During a recent visit to Taiwan, Executive Editor Derek Korn was introduced to many technologies related to Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and more. He created a Twitter Moment with photos and videos he tweeted while on the road. See them at the URL above. LINKEDIN: A PLACE TO GO FOR RELEVANT BUSINESS INFORMATION machineshop L i n ke d I n i s j u s t o n e of th e m a ny p l a c e s we post interesting and relevant content for the m e t a l w o r k i n g c o m m u n i t y, s u c h a s l i n k s to digital editions, company news and technical ar ticles. Be sure to follow our business page at the URL above so you don't miss our daily updates. TODAY'S WORKFORCE: MIXING SMART TOOLS WITH SMART PEOPLE Chief Economist Michael Guckes chal- lenges misconceptions on the decline of the manufacturing workforce. While the number of jobs may decline, he argues the quality of the workforce and productivity continues to rise. Visit the YouTube page at the URL listed above. 0 0:27 0 2:0 8

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