Parts are what the front office sells to customers, but chips are what we produce to make those parts.  In this session, Miles will challenge  you to reexamine your machining practice by learning to see and understand what the chips that you make are telling you about the process. Vocabulary of chip types, conditions and how to apply in your shop.

Recorded: May 3, 2022 at National Technical Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Speaker: Miles Free III, PMPA

Description: Parts are what the front office sells to customers, but chips are what we produce to make those parts.  In this session, Miles will challenge  you to reexamine your machining practice by learning to see and understand what the chips that you make are telling you about the process. Vocabulary of chip types, conditions and how to apply in your shop.

Who would benefit: Setup, Machinists, Estimators, Engineers, Foremen, Leadmen, Operators

Experience track: Mastery

Download How to Read a Chip Presentation

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Comments from attendees:

  • Best session of the entire conference!!
  • Very informative
  • Very well presented. I like the real-world samples given.
  • Great presentation, well presented by Miles!
  • Very informative for an inexperienced machinist. Miles was a great speaker and very knowledgeable
  • Great and very informative. Very well explained.
  • Great presentation with great speaker. Very informative session
  • Very good information
  • I will use this knowledge to be a better “detective” at my shop. Great course!
  • Great, informative presentation
  • Excellent sharing of fundamentals. Continue this!
  • Great power point show. Really help to break it down for us so we understand what we are seeing

PMPA Illinois Chapter Golf Outing 

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Old Orchard Country Club
700 West Rand Road
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

A big thank you to all the members and guests who showed up for a great outing. Pictures coming soon.

 

 

 

 

Everyone knows that lean in important in our shop processes, and eliminating waste is key to profitability. But Lean should be applied to our CNC programs as well. Learn best practices on deploying macros. Reduce errors, reduce variability. Reduce costs.

Recorded: May 3, 2022 at National Technical Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Speakers:

Derek Briggs, Tsugami Corp
Ray Navarro, Marubeni Citizen-Cincom

Description: Everyone knows that lean in important in our shop processes, and eliminating waste is key to profitability. But Lean should be applied to our CNC programs as well. Learn best practices on deploying macros. Reduce errors, reduce variability. Reduce costs.

Job functions which would benefit: Setup, Machinists, Estimators, Engineers, Foremen, Leadmen

Experience track: Mastery

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Download Tsugami Presentation

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Comments from attendees:

  • Amazing presentation thanks!
  • Good refresher on what we use and forgot about
  • Great job on this one! 
  • Dereck and Ray are very knowledgeable in their craft! Thank you

The PMPA Information Technology Committee will be discussing a myriad of technology solutions such as Q-NAP, CNC Machinist Pro, mobile device management, productivity tools, shop floor networking, communication tools, AR glasses and more!

Recorded: May 2, 2022 at National Technical Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Speakers:

Bridget Casey, Bracalante
Greg McHale, Datanomix
Joe Raker, Peterson Tool Co.
Joe Jackson, PMPA

Description: 

Job functions which would benefit: All

Experience track: Fundamentals

Download Rapid Fire Technology Presentation

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Comments from attendees:

  • Lots of new information
  • Great flow. Flawless delivery. Well Done!
  • Great information.
  • Great job by the entire panel; they presented the information very well.
  • A good amount of info from a good variety of topics
  • Incredibly informative, overall a great wealth of knowledge for what’s out there.

Learn best practices on machining different exotic materials.

Recorded: May 1, 2022 at National Technical Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Speakers:
Pete Stechow, Fischer Special Tooling
Randy Kline, Valbruna Stainless
Ted Force, Medical Device and Implants, LLC

Job functions which would benefit: Middle Management, Foremen, Leadmen, Setup, Machinist

Experience track: Mastery

Download FISCHER Special Tooling Presentation

Download Valbruna Staineless Inc. Presentation

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Comments from attendees:

  • Great panelists
  • Very informative for a person who has been in the field for a year
  • Each speaker did an excellent job of presenting their topic
  • All did a good job
  • Good tips
  • Great presentation
  • Many thanks to all speakers
  • Really liked real life examples of problems and how it was solved