May 2014 MMS Issue Now Available

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.

Read our May digital edition today.