Modern Machine Shop

MAY 2018

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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8 mmsonline.com CONTENTS MMS MAY 2018 Systems and Software 130 90 Centerless Sets the Tone for Shop-to-Stage Success Better Production From the MMS Editors 16 Mark: My Word | Mark Albert 18 The Z Axis | Peter Zelinski 20 One-Off | Derek Korn Advertisers 172 Business Opportunities 173 Index of Advertisers MAY 2018 42 90 Technical Perspectives 22 Deciding Factors | Digitalization as the New Critical Success Factor 26 Competing Ideas | Managers Cannot Do It All 30 Quality Gaging Tips | Steps for Getting Form Measurements Right 34 CNC Tech Talk | Helping Machine Operators with Math 38 A dditive Insights | Why Do the Bills Keep Coming? 42 T he View from My Shop | Getting It Right the First Time | ABOUT OUR COVER | Is this mold making money? At Precise Tool, this Roeders RXU 1001 DSH five-axis machining center has opened capacity for work beyond the company's core focus on plastic injec- tion molds. This and other investments were possible thanks to insights and efficiencies gleaned from new ERP software and the process of achieving ISO certification. Read the story on page 84. 100 CAD/CAM Platform Serves as a Communication Tool for a Moldmaker 1 08 3D Printer Enables Toolmaker to Produce Fixturing, End-Use Parts The Metalworking Industry 12 MMS Connect 14 Digital Extras 46 Shop Talk 58 Events | Conferences | Meetings 176 GBI: Metalworking 140 Modern Equipment Review Spotlight: Machining Centers Products 114 Tooling and Workholding

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