Skip to content

Shop Uses Toolpath Simulation to Find and Eliminate Potential Machining Errors

December 5, 2019
Midway between Houston and Austin sits Brenham, Texas, home to Blue Bell ice cream and the world’s largest BBQ pit. Within this smallish town you’ll find a not-so-small contract manufacturer, MIC Group LLC.
By MIC Group LLC

EDM Performance Up, Manufacturing Costs Down

October 28, 2019
Manufacturers of products as diverse as die and mold, aerospace and medical devices are gaining advantage with improved wire and sinker electrical discharge machines (EDM).
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media

Latest News & Resources

Best-Selling Machining Books of 2019

Best-Selling Machining Books of 2019

January 16, 2020
Practical Machinist wanted to simplify your quest by providing you with a list of the best-selling machining books of 2019 according to our community. All the books in this list are a must-have, so we strongly encourage you to add them to your machine shop library, if you don’t have them already.
By Practical Machinist Sponsored Content
The CINCOM L12 is a Swiss CNC automatic lathe manufactured by Citizen Machinery Co.

Marubeni Citizen-Cincom Announces Open House for New Tech Center

January 16, 2020
Marubeni Citizen-Cincom Inc. (MCC) has announced a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration for its new technical center and showroom at 800 Silver St., Agawam, Mass. Doors will open at 9:00 am on March 9, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 am.
By Marubeni Citizen-Cincom Inc. Press Release

Machine Tool Orders Slide in November

January 13, 2020
The value of machine tool orders plunged in November as makers pared prices to cut inventory, according to a monthly report.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
Markus Stolmar, President and CEO, United Grinding North America

United Grinding North America Names New President/CEO

January 10, 2020
Markus Stolmar has been elected as the new president and chief executive officer by the board of directors for United Grinding North America. The appointment is effective immediately.
By United Grinding North America Press Release
Arundel Machine changed its CAM software to ESPRIT from DP Technology. (From left) Matt Dunham, machinist, John Hebert, engineering manager, and Tyler O’Donovan, manufacturing engineer for Arundel Machine.

Cutting-Edge Machine Tools and CAM Software Help Job Shop Reduce Cycle Time by 50 Percent

January 9, 2020
Founded in 1984, Arundel Machine Tool Co. Inc., Arundel, Maine, has evolved into a major CNC manufacturer of precision-machined components based in New England.
By Arundel Machine Tool Co. Inc.
This 50,000-lb (22,680 kg) backup roll is being repaired in a turning operation using ceramic inserts.

What Makes the Cut in Heavy-Duty Turning?

January 7, 2020
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that turning large metal parts—like 10,000-lb (4,536 kg) work rolls, for example—is no different than turning smaller parts.
By SME Media Staff
  • Latest Videos

  • Connect With SME Media

UPCOMING EVENT: AeroDef Manufacturing 2020

AeroDef Manufacturing® is an aerospace manufacturing and defense manufacturing conference and trade show for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Produced by SME, in partnership with industry OEMs, our mission is to foster innovation across the extended enterprise to reduce costs, expedite production times and maintain manufacturing competitiveness in the global economy.
calendar_today March 16 - 19, 2020
location_on Fort Worth, TX

Webinars, White Papers and More!

SME's Manufacturing Resource Center keeps you updated on all of the latest industry trends and information. Access unlimited FREE webinars, white papers, eBooks, case studies and reports now!

Looking to improve your workforce?

What's your specialty or area of expertise? Find exactly the classes you're seeking through Tooling U-SME's functional areas section. We've categorized our over 500 unique online classes and almost 100 instructor-led trainings by purpose to make it easier to find those that pertain to your specific domain.