Machine tool builders are coming up with some pretty innovative ways to capitalize on advances with both mechanical and electronic componentry. Here are some examples of both—including how they're mating the two together.
The truth in this statement lies not in the fact that some machine tools are inferior to others. But in the fact that no two machine tools are alike. Not only do machines fall into different classifications in terms of price, capability, and size, but now machine tool builders are working with customers to build machines specific to individual needs. Here's a very general look at what's out there.