James Anderton, Content Director for engineering.com joins us for a look at the state of the machine tool industry. The US used to be the leader in machine tooling, but now Japan and Germany are the leading producers. How and why did this change take place, and why is it critical that we regain our former position? Is the government helping or hindering the industry’s recovery and what can be done to broaden the understanding of the machine tooling industry’s importance in the economy here and abroad? These are just some of the questions we’ll address in our episode focusing on the machine tool industry; past, present and future.