Brian Lane
Brian Lane

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.

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EMO to Remain in Hannover, Germany, Through 2025

The German Machine Tool Builders’ Association and Deutsche Messe announced that the EMO metalworking fair will continue to be staged in Hannover, Germany, through 2025.


Vericut Simulation Software Faster, More User Friendly

Vericut has released the latest iteration of its CNC software, designed to reduce scrap and optimize machine performance.

Al Bohlen

Mazak Optonics Announces New North American Vice President

Mazak Optonics has announced that its national sales manager Al Bohlen will become vice president/general manager of its North American operations.


MTConnect Institute Issues Call for Speakers

The MTConnect Institute has announced a call for speakers to present new research and discuss technology at its upcoming [MC]2 Conference.

Precise Machining

Liberty Hall Acquires Aerospace Machining Supplier for Aerostructures Operations

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.


Hybrid Tool Can Mill and Perform Additive Manufacturing

Sauer Lasertec has partnered with DMG Mori USA to develop a hybrid machine that combines milling and additive manufacturing (AM).

Yasda jig boring milling mahcine

Yasda Releases Vertical Jig Boring-Milling Center

Yasda has released a vertical multi-machining center designed with enhanced thermal stability for precision boring and milling in tight tolerance applications.


Will MQL Adoption by Ford Help Drive the Process in the U.S.?

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?


Colorado College to Lease Facility for Expanded Machining Program

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.


MTConnect Announces Date and Location of Next Conference

The MTConnect Institute announced that the next [MC]2 MTConnect conference will be held April 8 to 10, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.

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