Modern Machine Shop (ISSN 0026–8003) is a monthly American trade magazine that reports on product technology and process technology being used in North America's metalworking industry. Modern Machine Shop's audience consists primarily of owners, managers, and engineers at OEMs, contract manufacturers, and job shops that machine for industries including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, medical/surgical, defense, and construction equipment.

First published in 1928, Modern Machine Shop is the flagship publication of Gardner Publications, Inc.

Modern Machine Shop's qualified, no-charge subscription base is BPA-audited. As of June 2008, monthly circulation was 102,160.

The publisher is Travis J Egan and the Editor-in-Chief is Mark D. Albert. Editorial offices are located in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Modern Machine Shop is published 12 times per year.

Modern Machine Shop's also maintains a website for researching metalworking processes, reviewing metalworking products and locating metalworking suppliers. It includes listings of technology suppliers and their products and services, technology articles, company-sponsored educational presentations, videos of metalworking techniques and quarterly print and online features. Topics in 2009 included aerospace machining, micro machining, lean manufacturing and rapid prototyping & manufacturing.

Editorial calendar

MonthSpecial CoverageBetter ProductionModern Equipment Review
JanMedical Machining
Cutting Tools
Machining CentersAerospace Machining
TurningRobotics & Automation
MarchMeasurement & Quality
Special Coverage: Aerospace Machining
AprProduction MachiningCutting ToolsTurning
Special Coverage: Micro Machining
MeasurementLasers & Waterjet Machining
JuneDie/Mold MachiningSoftwareMedical Machining
JulyMultitasking MachinesCutting ToolsMachining Centers
AugustHole Making
Special Coverage: Lean Manufacturing
TurningRobots & Automation
SeptemberMachining for Oil-Field & Energy Quality SystemsSoftwareMeasurement
OctoberMilling & Machining Centers
EMO Show Issue
WorkholdingLaser & Waterjet Machining
NovemberManufacturer Software
Special Coverage: Rapid Prototyping & Rapid Manufacturing
Cutting ToolsGrinding
Grinding Technology
Machining CentersWorkholding


Other Gardner Publications, Inc. magazines

  • Automotive Design & Production
  • MoldMaking Technology
  • Production Machining
  • Products Finishing
  • Plastics Technology
  • High-Performance Composites
  • Composites Technology