Modern Machine Shop’s May digital edition is now available. This issue features emphasis topics of measurement and inspection as well as CNC and machine controls. This month’s cover story highlights a shop that implemented presetting and shrink-fit toolholding when it bought a five-axis machining center. The shop has since seen these resources deliver value to machining centers throughout the shop.
Our Rapid Traverse section features a story about CAM software that supports 3+2 machining and what you should look for in job shop ERP. A third story about a compact cylindrical grinder for high-production applications includes a link to a video showcasing a cam-actuated loading system that’s available with the machine.
This month’s Better Production section includes case studies about an automated HMC cell that powers rod production flexibility, how a custom hobbing tool enables 45-degree angles, and how software improved a shop’s communication and helped it gain ISO certification.
The Modern Equipment Review section spotlights micromachining products.