National Technical Conference
April 23 - 25, 2017

Program Overview

Sunday, April 23

10:00 - 11:45 p.m. Registration
11:00 - 11:30 p.m. First Timer Welcome
12:00 - 1:30p.m. Lunch & Keynote Speaker
1:45 - 3:15 p.m. Session Block #1
1. Swiss- Print Provided
2. CNC Multi-Spindle- Print Provided
3. Rotary Transfer - Understanding the Full Capabilities
4. New Generation of Talent
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Session Block # 2
1. CNC Multi-Function- Print Provided
2. Cam - Print Provided 
3. I Have a Problem
4. How to Accomplish Zero Defects
 5:15 - 7:30 p.m. Meet and Greet - Networking 

Monday, April 24

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
8:45 - 10:15 a.m. Session Block #3
1. Practical Use of the Latest IT Technologies in Your Shop
2. Machining Process Capability
3. Apprenticeships & Training 
4. Toyota Kata - Daily Practice for Scientific Skill, Mindset and Culture
10:30 - 12:00 p.m. Session Block #4
1. Vendor Challenges
2. Maintenance for Machinist
3. What Millennials and Gen X Wish Boomers Knew 
4. Kata in the Classroom Simulation Excercise
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Awards
1:45 - 3:15 p.m. Session Block #5
1. Multi-Spindle, Davenport - Attachment Focus
2. ISO Transition - Risk Focus
3. BEyond X,Y, and Z: Milling in a 5-axis World and Beyond 
4. Maximizing Talent
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Session Block #6
1. Cost of Manufacturing
2. Automation
3. Operating Parameters
4. Fostering and Environment of Continuous Improvement
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Reception (Host/Cash Bar)

Tuesday, April 25

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Session Block #7
1. Coatings
2. Regulation Compliance
3. 3D Printing
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Session Block #8
1. Ultrasonic Assisted Machining
2. Metalworking Fluids Panel
3. The Artistry of Skiving
Conference Adjourned

 

 

 
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Schedule of Events


Sunday, April 23

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
CEU Test 

10:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Registration

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Technical Member Meeting

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
First Timer Welcome

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Keynote Speaker 

1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Session Block #1

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Session Block #2

5:15 - 7:30 p.m.
Meet and Greet- Networking


Monday, April 24

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast

8:45 - 10:15 a.m.
Session Block #3


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Testimonials


From Ryan Kutz/ Aztalan Engineering-
Here are just a few examples from my experience with PMPA, including committee involvement and National Technical Conference participation:
1. 700+, and counting, machine/man hours saved, at $90/hr., resulting from a 10-minute discussion I had with someone willing to share ideas.   That’s $63,000 saved, the trip there and back cost $1,575 in total. That’s 40X payback, there was no struggle to find an ROI on this trip.
2. I was asked to send pictures of used carbide for a session. This prompted an examination of our carbide failure modes, guess what happened to our tooling costs there after? ......

 

 
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