View Full Version : CNC MAGAZINES

09-07-2004, 11:22 PM
What are the names of some CNC magazines out there?

09-08-2004, 12:37 AM
i don't know much about cnc but Modern Machine Shop is one I've seen and is quit interesting. Online @ http://www.mmsonline.com/

09-08-2004, 12:42 AM

www.tradepub.com (http://www.tradepub.com)

for magazines, they had lots of magazine on lots of subjects. Many times free.


09-08-2004, 10:52 AM
Thanks for the info guys.
I have looked all over the place. I figured there would be a hardcore publication out there for the high tech machinist. Machine, tooling, software reviews, etc..
I'll report what I find..

09-08-2004, 11:49 AM
Looks like you may have found a niche market.

Neil? are you paying attention?

Robotics Schools and colleges teach old technology. Usually devices and machinery long gone from the production place.

David Cofer, Of:
Tunnel Hill, North Georgia

reality checker
09-09-2004, 06:51 PM
I think there are about 6 or 8 on my desk every month.

There are so many niche magazines like Modern EDM, Cutting tool engineering, Design News, Manufacturing Application News. These are all free and I could have at least twice as many if I wanted to let my name out. They are slanted towards people who buy big things.

Some have alot of good information in them, others are nothing but advertisements.
I am in the minority since I actually enjoy reading them and I am happy to get them. Most people who recieve them throw them out without opening them. I think the market is crowded. I need to pick and choose what to read. I read them during lunch and breaks. The receptionist at our company funnels any that are addressed to former employees. I have kind of a reputation for wanting to read technical publications, imagine that, some one who enjoys his work and is interested in learning more, it could be worse...

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09-09-2004, 10:57 PM
Haas publishes a nice magazine. Admittedly it showcases their machinery, but the articles are informative and interesting anyway.

09-10-2004, 01:26 AM
I get the Haas Automation inhouse rag, it's pretty good, showcasing what endusers are doing with their Haas CNC's. The website is www.haascnc.com (http://www.haascnc.com) Another good free mag is Modern Application News or MAN. you can sign up at www.modernapplicationnews.com (http://www.modernapplicationnews.com) Both MAN and MMS are geared toward industry and alot of the stuff in there is going to be baffling to hobbiests. I think the best of the industrial mags is Manufacturing Engineering, something like 300 pages, of course you have to be a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers to get it and that costs something like $80USD a year. It covers much more than machining, but machining is a primary focus. You should also try googling "free magazines Industrial". There are more out there, mostly specialty aspects like moldmaking or devoted to cutting tools, etc