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MM Průmyslové spektrum (MM Industrial Spectrum) is a journal of mechanical engineering providing current technical information from the Czech Republic as well as from abroad, news of trade fairs and exhibitions, information on trends in scientific and technical development, reviews, interviews and many other interesting points. It also focuses on specific areas related to the management and financing of industrial companies.

The journal is intended for middle and higher company management, designers and technologists, importers and exporters, workers in research and development as well as teachers and students of universities and secondary technical schools.

Published in the Czech Republic since 1997, MM Industrial Spectrum is a technical monthly journal specializing in mechanical engineering. It primarily provides information on current domestic and international trends in specific branches of the field, with an emphasis on production and practical application. Other areas of interest include the latest developments in scientific and technical research, issues concerning the management and financing of industrial enterprises, interviews with interesting people, reviews, information on trade fairs and exhibitions, matters of technical interest and others.

The journal is intended for middle and higher company management, designers and technologists, importers and exporters, workers in research and development as well as teachers and students of universities and secondary technical schools.

Basic facts

Circulation: The average circulation of the journal is 9,000 copies. A part of the circulation is intended for the Slovak market.
Periodicity: 10 issues annually
Distribution: Journal issues focusing on a specific topic are distributed directly to the users of given products (direct mailing).
Price per copy: 2,60 euro

For more information contact the advertising manager.

The editorial team of MM Industrial Spectrum offers to arrange advertisement in foreign versions of the journal. To find out where in the world MM is published, go to the section MM in the World. 

Technical articles MM Industrial Spectrum offers to publish your technical articles entirely free of charge. The only condition is a high technical standard of the article. For more information contact one of the editors.

Journal's readership

The following is evident from the results of the surveys Decision-makers in mechanical engineering and Readers in the field of mechanical engineering, carried out by the GFK Praha-Media company:

• MM Industrial Spectrum is the most widely read journal of mechanical engineering in the Czech Republic.
• One issue of the MM Industrial Spectrum is on average read by 25,000 mechanical engineers with decision-making powers. The journal has a high number of loyal readers.
• They are often company directors (managing, sales or technical directors) or managers reporting directly to the director.
• They are in charge of managing other workers. 51 % of them manage 15 and more subordinate workers.
• They are decision-makers or they participate significantly in the decision-making process (69%).
• As for products, they make decisions in particular about machinery, technology and accessories (80%).
• Most often they work in companies specializing in metal production, metal processing, metal surface finishing and metal products manufacturing.
• More than 60 % of the readers are university educated.
• Almost 70 % have technical education.

MM Industrial Spectrum during the present 24 years of its history reflected on its pages the development of innovations in key fields of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Particular editions were monothematically focused on technologies with widespread application. The synergy of new technologies, materials, approaches and processes driven by constant innovations brought about the gradual cessation of traditional technologies and introduction of new working processes and tools. This fact is reflected in particular editions of MM Industrial Spectrum and we are more concentrated on production engineering and technology which are the bearers of innovative progress and reflect the milestones of development in the recent era.

We are proud partners of our home industry and it is a great honour to share such information with the broad spectrum of readers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

More detail

The prices given in this Media Kit are valid only for the clients from Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.


www.mmspektrum.com – a general portal on mechanical engineering, professional news from the field, an electronic version of the MM Industrial Spectrum journal, article archive, alphabetically arranged articles based on nomenclature, key word search etc.


MM Maschinenmarkt

MM is a brand with more than a 120-year-long tradition. Journals bearing this logo are nowadays published in other European and Asian countries as well. The Czech MM Industrial Spectrum collaborates closely with its partner journals, and thus enables the promotion of Czech companies all over the world.

MM International - Global market news for the international industry


Special publications

To a large extent the readers appreciate the special monothematic publications, which are issued under the name MM Special. So far, we have released the following special professional publications – „High speed machining“, „Modern cutting tools and tool materials“, „Designing the CNC machining equipment“, „Materials for cutting equipment“, „Management of risks in the design of production machines“ and „Designing the CNC machining equipment (extended edition)“.

To a large extent the readers appreciate the special monothematic publications, which are issued under the name MM Special. So far, we have released the following special professional publications – „High speed machining“, „Modern cutting tools and tool materials“, „Designing the CNC machining equipment“, „Materials for cutting equipment“, „Management of risks in the design of production machines“ and „Designing the CNC machining equipment (extended edition)“.

Materials for cutting tools

A total of seven sections with more than a hundred subsections deals in detail with particular types of cutting materials from the historical development to specific applications produced by current manufacturers of cutting tools and tooling materials. This book is being offered as a bonus to new subscribers.

Hardback publication in the 175 x 205 mm format with a total of 240 pages.

Author: Assoc. Prof. Anton Humár, Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology

Design of CNC Machine Tools

The book Design of CNC Machine Tools, gives an account of the complex issues related to the design of CNC machine tools. Let us first consider the question of what the term design actually means. No other topic is discussed such much in manufacturing companies dealing with machine tool construction as the design department. The members of the design department are for some just utopian dreamers, for others initiators of development and for yet others those who spend the largest part of the owner's money.

Whatever the situation, this part of the company organism is essential. Without designers there can be no development, and consequently no innovation. Without innovation a company cannot survive. On the other hand, not even the best innovation is viable unless it can be sold, manufactured and at the end assembled. Likewise, design would not be possible without theoretical disciplines as well as basic and applied research.

The most popular: Third edition and its innovative structure

The main author, professor Marek has again decided to remake the third edition completely and to give another structure to the book, the structure which shall comply with modern time. The book is understood as „Designing House of CNC Machine Tools“ and its particular sections are divided in this way too.

Introductory comments (Section 2) acquaint the reader with mechanical and industrial engineering. The essential terms are mentioned here which are necessary for technicians to be able to communicate with each other. The core of the term „CNC machine tools“ is also explained from the historical point of view. History of technical universities shows and proves the legitimacy of Brno designing school in the field of machine tools. This part also speaks about important Czech enterprises which participate in high repute of national machine tools.The essential designing assembly groups are parts which are common for all machine tool types and these are described in Section 3 (spindles, feeds, control systems, workpiece exchange and tool exchange, etc.).
Building stones for designing of a CNC machine tool, machining centres (Section 4), other CNC machine tools (Section 5) and CNC machine tools for special production (Section 6) are manufacturing means, without which no consumer product and even machine tools themselves can come into existence. As it is known, a machine tool is able to manufacture another machine tool. These sections present designs of national and international companies.
Section 7 mentions the value added for a user of machine tools. The indispensable book part is represented by the outline of development directions (Section 8) and by the influence of global economics on this development. Everything is completed by practical knowledge obtained within operation of machines (Section 9) and within the chip machining process.

Sections 1, 2 and 3 are foundations of an imaginary house which is called Designing of CNC Machine Tools. Sections 7, 8, 9 create the roof of this imaginary house and its walls are represented by Sections 4, 5 and 6.

Prof. Jiří Marek, PhD, principal author

To purchase the book, please contact us.


MM Podcast

Can´t you find a while to read an interesting interview or talk?

Do you have enough time and space for your housework and hobbies? Or do you only want to make a good time while driving your car? Modern industry, innovations and education. MM Podcast is a further project of the editorial staff of the engineering monthly MM Industrial Spectrum which invites guests and discusses with them not only the above topics and their mutual synergy but also further topics which create the necessary pattern.

• Interviews with well-known managers, entrepreneurs, educators or researchers on up-to-date items from industry, education or enterprise management;

• commented reports from interesting production plants;

• panel discussions of representatives of the home industry.


Awards for Lifelong Contribution to the Development of Czechoslovak Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineers' Hall of FameIn 2006 the editorial team of MM Industrial Spectrum decided to grant Awards for Lifelong Contribution to the Development of Czechoslovak Mechanical Engineering and introduce the award winners to Mechanical Engineers' Hall of Fame.


Our editorial team was led to the decision to establish this tradition by the fact that leading personalities in the field of mechanical engineering had previously not received any systematic public award.

Faculties of mechanical engineering, professional societies and associations regularly nominate personalities that have significantly influenced the modern history of the development of Czechoslovak engineering. An expert committee then selects the award winners, who are subsequently inducted to Mechanical Engineers' Hall of Fame by the editorial team of the MM Industrial Spectrum during the Gold Medal ceremonial evening at the Brno International Engineering Fair.

Gold Medal award for lifelong creative technical work and innovative activities achieved

In 2009 a complete change of concept was made in the awarding of the Gold Medals of Brno International Engineering Fair. A total of four medals started to be awarded. The first Gold Medal is awarded for an innovative exhibit that is the result of collaboration between companies and research institutions in the Czech Republic, the second Gold Medal is awarded for an energy efficient innovative exhibit and the third is awarded for innovative commercial products with no further limitations.

The fourth Gold Medal continues in the tradition of the Award for Lifelong Contribution to the Development of Czechoslovak Engineering, started by our editorial team. This fourth medal is characterized as the Gold Medal for lifelong creative technical work and innovative activities achieved.
Due to this change the award has acquired even more prestige and the award winners may enjoy even greater acclaim.

For a list of all award winners, click here.


MM Science Journal - Journal indexed in citation databases

MM Science Journal is indexed in a prestigious citation database Scopus, in citation database Ebsco and in citation database Web of Science. The title is published since 2008 in english and publishing is evaluated by RIV points.

 A website ww.mmscience.eu presenting the results of scientific work not only from the Czech and Slovak academic institutions and their application into the manufacturing sector, but because the Editorial Board is composed of foreign nationals, the readers have the opportunity to see the presentations from the entire world. The focus of the scientifically reviewed articles is placed on the construction of manufacturing facilities in combination with engineering technologies.

The journals focus: Applied research, theory and methodology of designing (Design Science), design of parts and mechanisms of machines, design of production machinery (namely mechanical engineering technology), automation, robotechnology and management of innovations and risks. 

The editorial board comprises top home and foreign scientific experts. Every contribution is twice blind reviewed which assures publication of high-quality contributions. 

The abridged forms of contributions are published as a printed supplement of the MM Industrial Spectrum journal, full versions are accessible on-line on the website: www.mmscience.eu. Periodicity of the Journal Annually at least 5x. 

Our main goal is to become a prestigeous European scientific title with a growing citation impact. Since 2015 a prize of the Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic is awarded to the best scientific article published in the MM Science Journal and is presented to the winners at a festive evening in the Prague Bethlehem Chapel.