About Us

Today’s Machining World is a bold, creative, and unorthodox attempt to bring the drama and magic of the machining and manufacturing world to readers who appreciate something informative and fun. If you enjoy reading press releases regurgitated blandly to appease advertisers you will probably hate TMW. But if you want to read provocative, juicy, well-written and tightly edited articles that challenge your intelligence, this is an online offering worth checking out. Over 50,000 people have the blog and other materials delivered to their email box each week. We think many of them even read it.

Today’s Machining World was known as Screw Machine World from 2000-2005. It has been online only since June 2011.

Lloyd Graff — Owner/Writer

Lloyd Graff has had a love of writing since getting his first letter to the editor published by the Chicago Daily News when he was 12. In high school he wrote short pieces for Reader’s Digest. He became Sports Editor of University of Michigan’s Michigan Daily, and weighed a career in journalism before joining the family used machine tool business in 1969. His passion for writing never died as he wrote a “magalog” called the Graff-Pinkert Times in the 1990s. In 1999 he decided to build on his knowledge of the machining world and his writing experience by starting Screw Machine World, which became Today’s Machining World magazine in 2005. In June 2011 Lloyd decided that the print magazine could no longer be profitable and revamped his business, which now offers new articles through www.todaysmachiningworld.com and via email newsletters sent out to his opt-in list of 50,000 subscribers twice a week

Noah Graff — Editor

Noah Graff graduated from the University of Wisconsin majoring in film and history. He worked for Today’s Machining World magazine from 2005 to 2012 as the magazine’s Features Editor and “Web guy.” He now hones his writing skills as a blogger for todaysmachiningworld.com and shares his unique insight as a newcomer in his family’s used machinery business, Graff-Pinkert & Co. In Noah’s spare time he works on his upcoming documentary about the classic film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.


Ridgely Dunn — Managing Editor

Ridgely Dunn has her Masters in Anthropology from Kent State in Ohio, but she has been writing and editing professionally for more than a decade. Before joining the Today’s Machining World Team as Managing Editor, Ridgely worked with both Graff-Pinkert and TMW as their Social Media Coordinator. She has assisted a variety of clients throughout Chicago with creating clever content to engage diverse audiences. When she’s not writing or reading what others write, she’s likely camping or herding cats in her semi-rural Indiana neighborhood. (Photo Credit: Meredith Gerber, Silhoutte Studios).