MMS Top Shops 2018

Are you a dreamer or a doer? Modern Machine Shop invites you to celebrate their 90th anniversary in their Top Shops attraction by telling your story and adding your photos to a one-of-a-kind photomosaic! Also, travel through time by walking through an exhibit of 90 years of magazine covers!

In 1928, Gardner Business Media introduced Modern Machine Shop to the machining industry to amplify the industry's people, their stories and achievements.

Top Shops Photomosaic

Add your story to the booth's luster photomosaic, a one-of-a-kind, interactive display that will be built, picture-by-picture, by you!

  1. Take a picture that represents manufacturing's past, present or future
  2. Tag Modern Machine Shop's Instagram (@modernmachineshop) or Twitter (@mmsonline)
  3. Type: #CNCtheFuture
  4. Then, visit the Top Shops attraction to pick-up some MMS giveaways and see how your picture is being used to help build manufacturing's future!

Modern Machine Shop, Cover to Cover

Featuring more than 1,000 Modern Machine Shop covers, this display begins with the debut issue in June 1928, and spans nine decades of manufacturing history concluding with Modern Machine Shop's September 2018 IMTS issue.

The covers tell stories about new applications being developed, new technologies being applied, new innovations and new industries emerging. Most importantly, they tell stories about people – manufacturing's dreamers and doers – leaders like you that understand the need to improve and help create the stories we tell.

As you view 90 years of Modern Machine Shop covers, keep an eye open for the following. Be sure to shoot and share your favorites on Instagram and Twitter using #CNCtheFuture.

  • Find the Modern Machine Shop issue from the month and year you were born.
  • What month didn't print Modern Machine Shop?
  • Find the Modern Machine Shop IMTS show issue from the first IMTS you attended!
  • Locate the issue where Modern Machine Shop first covered CNC.
  • How early did 3D Printing make an appearance on the cover of Modern Machine Shop?
  • Made in America! How many Modern Machine Shop covers include an American flag.
  • What was on Modern Machine Shop's cover the month and year you started in the manufacturing industry?
  • How many different Modern Machine Shop logos have appeared over the years.
  • What issue was the first to feature a woman on the cover?
  • Next gen! When was the first time Modern Machine Shop featured kids on the cover?
  • There are more than 1,000 covers. Share your favorite!
  • Let's get digital! When did CAD/CAM debut on the Modern Machine Shop cover?

After IMTS 2018, we'll share a gallery of the individual covers, the cover display and the manufacturing professionals that helped us #CNCtheFuture @ IMTS. Check back here for more details.