September Roundup: Machining In the News

It’s the middle of the month, so we thought it would be helpful to take a look at machining industry news with our September roundup. That way, we can help you keep up-to-date with the most recent news, analysis and interviews within the field. 

Machining Suppliers of the Future Will Be Both Bigger and Smaller

Modern Machine Shop has been surveying top machine shops to better understand their capabilities and performance. However, this article looks into their future. One forecast the author has is that machine shops will experience a reduction in outsourcing overseas and will instead keep their work domestic. He is also seeing a trend in machine shops getting bigger with an increase in acquisitions as well as smaller with one-person independent shops becoming more popular.

Read more about what the author forecasts in this article.

How to Optimize the Grinding Process

This article features an episode of Advanced Manufacturing Now. In it, SME speaks with Doug Jenke, technical specialist for DCM Tech. He serves the South and Southeastern United States as well as Mexico. Jenke discusses why manufacturers need to optimize their grinding processes. He also touches on the causes of common issues with grinding as well as provides advice on selecting the right abrasive.

Listen to the episode here

Getting Ready for Additive Manufacturing

This article talks about how many have invested in additive manufacturing (AM) throughout the past five to six years and how those investments haven’t seen the ROIs they had hoped to see. However, the author of this article outlines their “(mis)adventures” with AM and provides advice on how to better implement it within the industry.

Learn more about this author’s AM advice by reading this post

Stay Informed and Working with Custom Tool

2020 has been a rough year for businesses, and that’s why we want to keep you in the know with our September roundup. Custom Tools features the best tools and equipment for your job. Contact us to learn more about how we can help your machining business.