Released July 12, 2021.   

Miles Free puts Ron Herrera in the interview chair as they discuss Ron’s career path, the lessons he has learned throughout all of his involvement of PMPA as well as what to expect at the upcoming PMPA National Technical Conference in Cleveland, OH.


July  2021

Craftsman’s Cribsheet #98

Contributed by Dave Sibinski and Roberts Automatic Products, Chanhassen, Minnesota

This cribsheet explains some reasons why to consider thread milling using three-axis CNC vertical or horizontal machining center. The process uses helical interpolation, so the machining center controller must have the ability to control all three axes simultaneously.



PMPA Business Trends May 2021


The PMPA Business Trends Sales Index registered a 129 for May, down 5.1percent from last month’s 136.  This was the second consecutive month low from the record of 152 in March, but still 6.1 percent above the five year average for May. All sentiment indicators for the next three months were high, while projected lead time reached its highest value ever with 96 percent of responding shops expecting leadtimes to remain the same or lengthen in the next three months.