National Technical Conference
April 23 - 25, 2017

Chairman's Note

A note from Rich Nast...

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The Technical Program Committee and I are confident that this year’s conference will deliver take home information you can use to improve your shop’s performance. Titan Gilroy, machinist and owner of machine shop TITAN America MFG and star of the television series TITANS of CNC will get this conference off to a rousing start. Scroll through the links on this website to review what we have in store for you; more technical sessions, new networking opportunities, and a wide range of professional and shop speakers.

I look forward to seeing you at this best in class industry event

Rich Nast
Chairman, 2017 Technical Program Committee
Bracalente Manufacturing Group



Schedule of Events

Sunday, April 23

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
CEU Test 

10:00 - 11:45 a.m.

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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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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