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August 31, 2017 - Volume 11 Issue 14
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The entire staff of Modern Applications News, better-known as MAN, is proud to be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year!

For five decades, it has been our honor and privilege to provide Job Shops with the necessary information and real-world solutions essential for their growth and profitability.

When MAN was first published in 1967, the moon landing was still two years away, John McCain was being held captive in a Vietnam POW camp, and O.J. Simpson was playing running back -- for USC. A different time, to say the least.

It was also a different time for the machine tool industry. In the early days of MAN, Numerical Control machines were still a mysterious technology and CAD-CAM was just an abbreviation for a dishonest guy named Cameron.

But times have changed. And MAN has chronicled those changes, reporting on each and every advancement as it became reality. Now, we cover topics and trends such as automation, 3D printing, and the Internet of Things. MAN is there to cover the latest innovations, news, features, and new products that prove vital to the Job Shop.

Over the years, MAN also experienced changes. Serving our readers as a print magazine for 43 years, MAN briefly transitioned to an all-digital publication before evolving into its highly successful, current-day eNewsletter format.

First and foremost, this special edition MAN eNewsletter is a chance for us to say "thank you" to our readers. Your loyalty will always be greatly appreciated. Our primary goal with every issue is to provide information that will serve our readers.

This special issue also gives us a chance to thank our advertisers. Without them, MAN would not have existed for very long -- certainly not 50 years. Some of our current advertising partners have been with us for decades and for that we are grateful.

While MAN has always been a team effort, we would be remiss not to mention one person who has been there from the beginning -- our publisher, Vern Nelson. After 50 years, Vern's passion for helping the men and women in the machine tool industry has not subsided, and it remains the inspirational force behind MAN and its sister publications -- Tooling & Production, Manufacturing Center, and Designfax.

On behalf of Vern, and everyone here at MAN, we want to once again thank you for your loyalty and patronage over the last 50 years!

Bob West
Associate Publisher/Managing Editor

***P.S. -- As a way to thank our loyal readers, we are giving away a free "Google Home." Please check out the contest details below!

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Handte EM Profi emulsion/coolant mist collector for machining centers offers very high collection efficiency and "24/7" performance for increased productivity, service ease and lower operating costs. Patented automatic sprayer counteracts emulsion coolant clumping to reduce maintenance. Service life is up to six years for primary filters. 12-year limited warranty.

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The VGM Series of CNC machining centers from Komo Machine, Inc. has been developed specifically for the customer who requires a heavy-duty machine ideal for all metalworking applications. These machines feature a moving gantry and from one to four tool changers for a total capacity of 60 tools.

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Win a Free "Google Home" Contest!

MAN has a long history covering job shops in the machine tool/metalworking industry. We are happy and proud to know that many readers have been with us for much of that time.

So, as part of our 50th anniversary "thank you" celebration, we are giving away a free "Google Home" to the reader who sends us a picture of themselves holding the oldest issue of MAN amongst all the pictures submitted.

"Google Home" is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. It allows you to use voice commands to enjoy music, get answers from Google and manage your everyday tasks.

You can email your picture as a .jpg attachment to:

Your picture may be used in a future MAN eNewsletter. Contest entries must be received by Sunday September 10, 2017.

Hanging on to those old magazines may finally pay off! Good luck and thank you for your loyalty to MAN!

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