Brian Lane received a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he spent time studying French and German and working as a writing tutor.
He spent several years of his undergraduate period in Europe, as well, and he enjoys traveling to cover events in the machining, metalworking, and additive manufacturing industry for Machining Journal, for which he writes the majority of his content as part of the ThomasNet News team. You can often find him at industry trade shows with a microphone and camera, interviewing manufacturing professionals about exciting new technologies and production methods.
Brian joined ThomasNet in 2008, and also contributes to ThomasNet News’ flagship publication, Industry Market Trends (IMT), writing about everything from policy affecting manufacturing to extraterrestrial exploration.
Brian lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his cat, Phil.
Vericut has released the latest iteration of its CNC software, designed to reduce scrap and optimize machine performance.
Mazak Optonics has announced that its national sales manager Al Bohlen will become vice president/general manager of its North American operations.
The MTConnect Institute has announced a call for speakers to present new research and discuss technology at its upcoming [MC]2 Conference.
Liberty Hall Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has announced the acquisition of Precise Machining and Manufacturing, a precision contract machining supplier for the aerospace and defense industry.
Sauer Lasertec has partnered with DMG Mori USA to develop a hybrid machine that combines milling and additive manufacturing (AM).
Yasda has released a vertical multi-machining center designed with enhanced thermal stability for precision boring and milling in tight tolerance applications.
MQL not only limits environmental impact, it can also foster employee health, reduce costs, and keep factories clean. Will more companies adopt it following Ford’s lead?
A Colorado community college moved closer to launching a new machining program after gaining approval to sign a five-year lease on a machining facility.
The MTConnect Institute announced that the next [MC]2 MTConnect conference will be held April 8 to 10, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.
GE Aviation broke ground on a new composites manufacturing facility in Asheville, N.C., where it will produce engine components from advanced ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials.
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