WELCOME RECEPTION   Saturday 6:00p-8:00p  |  The Rouge

  KEYNOTE LUNCH  |  Jeff Havens  |  Sunday 12:00p-1:30p  |  Grand Ballroom

BLOCK 1 |  Sunday 1:45-3:15p

 

ROOM: Imperial Ballroom

Randy Kline, Valbruna Stainless Steel

Pete Stechow, Fischer Special Tooling
Ted Force, Medical Device and Implants, LLC

Learn best practices on machining different exotic materials. 

ROOM: Kings Row

David Wynn, ABF Engineering

Learn how 3D printing can be used to create helpful accessories in your shop!

ROOM: Hall of Presidents

This roundtable session will discuss the challenges of a specific Swiss part and the many ways to consider those challenges from both an engineering and operator standpoint.

TECHNICAL MEMBER EXHIBITS   Sunday 3:30p-6:00p  |  Grand Ballroom

Join us in the Grand Ballroom to view and discuss the latest technology offered by our Technical Members!  Redeem your drink tickets at the bar and learn about solutions to help your business.  Plus, visit at least 15 exhibit tables and get a chance for one of three raffle prizes: $200 Amazon Gift Card, Ring Doorbell, or five raffle tickets for an autographed Rudy Ruettiger Notre Dame helmet!

BREAKFAST (ALL) & FIRST TIMERS MEETING  Monday 7:30a-8:30a  |  Grand Ballroom

 

BLOCK 2   |  Monday 8:45a – 10:15a

ROOM: Grand Ballroom East

Don Anger, Champion Screw Machine Engineering
Joel Rutzen, SPC Innovations

Management Track

Is uptime important to you? Join us to discuss ways that predictive and preventative maintenance can improve efficiency, uptime, productivity and your bottom line.

 

ROOM: Imperial Ballroom

Ed Garber, Star CNC

Mastery Track

Walk through presentation of generating a time study of a 2nd level Swiss-type part. What makes one machine style, barfeeder style, material quality, process, pick-off and ejection better suited over another.

ROOM: Kings Row

John Detterbeck, Lester Detterbeck Enterprises

Fundamentals Track

John Detterbeck will share a full picture of the details involved with the process of estimating and quoting: base knowledge and resources, to standard tooling costs, available software for estimating, working with toolrooms and tool vendors for the best pricing, suggestions about material costs and potential hidden costs.

ROOM: Hall of Presidents

This roundtable session will discuss the challenges of a specific CNC Multi-Function part and the many ways to consider those challenges from both an engineering and operator standpoint.

BLOCK 3   |  Monday 10:30a – 12:00p

ROOM: Grand Ballroom East

Miles Free III, PMPA

Management Track

Join PMPA’s Miles Free as he reviews the Must haves for your shop’s safety program under OSHA.
More than just a list of OSHA’s most frequent violations, this session looks at what OSHA requires for our industry across the organization- reporting, training, what programs and documentation you need to have to demonstrate good faith in today’s Hyper-Penalty environment. Attendees will receive an overview of requirements, links and reference documents to update or establish their Safety program.

 

 

ROOM: Imperial Ballroom

Ed Garber, Star CNC

Mastery Track

Explore ideas that can take you to the next level in the ever-evolving world of CNC Swiss.

ROOM: Kings Row

Gary Griffith, Griffith Training

Fundamentals Track

This session will cover datums and datum simulators. It will then go on to cover examples of all of the functional symbols (flatness, straightness, circularity, cylindricity, parallelism, perpendicularity, angularity, circular runout, total runout, profile of a line, profile of a surface, and position. 

ROOM: Hall of Presidents

This roundtable session will discuss the challenges of a specific Cam part and the many ways to consider those challenges from both an engineering and operator standpoint.

AWARDS LUNCH   Monday 12:15p-1:30p  |  Grand Ballroom

BLOCK 4   |  Monday 1:45p – 3:15p

ROOM: Grand Ballroom East

David Wynn, ABF Engineering
Bridget Casey, Bracalante
Greg McHale, Datanomix
Joe Raker, Peterson Tool Co.
Joe Jackson, PMPA

Fundamentals Track

Join PMPA’s Miles Free as he reviews the Must haves for your shop’s safety program under OSHA.
More than just a list of OSHA’s most frequent violations, this session looks at what OSHA requires for our industry across the organization- reporting, training, what programs and documentation you need to have to demonstrate good faith in today’s Hyper-Penalty environment. Attendees will receive an overview of requirements, links and reference documents to update or establish their Safety program.

 

ROOM: Imperial Ballroom

Lisa Carrothers, H&R Screw 
Justin Zak, Corey Steel
Michael DeVoss, Outokumpu
Ray Schnell, Valbruna Stainless
Dan Wilson, New Dimension Metals
Marty Baumgardner, Precision Plus

Fundamentals Track

Join the PMPA Quality Committee for interactive roundtable discussions on gaging. Discussions include how to choose the right gaging tool for the job, overview of calibration and accuracy of measurement, and gaging hacks. This session will be timed so each attendee will get to participate in each of the three discussions. Sharing your own experiences is strongly encouraged!

ROOM: Kings Row

Gary Griffith, Griffith Training

Mastery Track

This session is focused on advanced principles which includes maximum material boundary (MMB), actual mating envelope (AME), best fit, and datum shift. 

ROOM: Hall of Presidents

This roundtable session will discuss the challenges of a specific CNC Multi-Spindle part and the many ways to consider those challenges from both an engineering and operator standpoint.

BLOCK 5   |  Monday 3:30p – 5:00p

ROOM: Grand Ballroom East

Joe Gentile, Hangsterfers
Matt Schubert, Round Ground Metals
John Pechan, Round Ground Metals
Jack Horner, Wieland Chase
Ray Schnell, Valbruna Stainless

Mastery Track

There is more to “good delivery” of material for machining than just “good delivery.” Each material has a specification that covers requirements that apply to characteristics important to our machining and processing as well as end use of parts. Learn what to expect- and what to do- to avoid and minimize material issues that can negatively affect your processing.

 

ROOM: Imperial Ballroom

Cole Blumer, Reliant Defense

Management Track

Whether parts are military or dual-use, often the protocols for ensuring compliance with Federal regulations for prints, paperwork and processes are more difficult than the actual machining process. Join Cole Blumer to learn the do’s and don’ts of protecting our military technology in your shop.

ROOM: Kings Row

Duane Drape, HORN
Mark Hemmerling, LMT Tool

Fundamentals Track

Get the inside info on single point threading, thread milling, cut and roll taps! How to create them, establishing best practices and troubleshooting tips.

ROOM: Hall of Presidents

Ron Herrera, Erie Specialty Products

Mastery Track

Attendees will use their best problem solving and teamwork skills to work together on a random team. These teams will go back in time, specifically to April of 1970, and become part of NASA’s mission control in Houston monitoring and supporting the Apollo 13 mission to the moon. Time will become very valuable as it will be your job to solve any and all problems necessary to ensure that Astronauts Lovell, Haise, and Swigert return safely to Earth.

RECEPTION  Monday 5:00-6:15p  |  Grand Ballroom

WOMEN OF PMPA DINNER  Monday 6:30p  |  TBD

 

BREAKFAST  Tueday 7:00-8:00a  |  Grand Ballroom

BLOCK 6   |  Tuesday 8:15a – 9:45p   

ROOM: Grand Ballroom East

Courtney Ortner, Absolute Machine Tools
Jim Miller, Franconia

Don Ake, FTR

Management Track

Join the discussion about today’s supply chain realities: materials & logistics, navigating the domestic supply chain and international trade.

 

ROOM: Imperial Ballroom

Miles Free III, PMPA

Mastery Track

Parts are what the front office sells to customers, but Chips are what we produce to make those parts. In this session PMPA’s Staff Director 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. Attendees will leave with a richer vocabulary of chip types, conditions, and how to apply this to their work in the shop.

ROOM: Kings Row

Mike Petrusch, Cox Manufacturing

Fundamentals Track

Lights out manufacturing is a misnomer- but lightly attended machining is a proven way to increase production, profitability, and reduce lead times. Join Mike Petrusch to learn current best practices for lightly attended machining that you can apply in your operations.

ROOM: Hall of Presidents

Ramon Navarro, Marubeni Citizens
Derek Briggs, Tsugami

Mastery Track

Everyone knows that lean is important in our shop processes, and eliminating waste is key to profitability. But Lean SHOULD be applied to our CNC programs as well, Join Brian Such from Citizen and Derek Briggs from Tsugami to get their take on the best way to lean your CNC operations- by deploying macros. Reduce errors, reduce variability. Reduce costs. Deploy Macros.

BLOCK 7   |  Tuesday 10:00a – 11:30a

ROOM: Grand Ballroom East

Diane Ferrera, Accurounds
Paula Martel, North Easton Machine Co.

Management Track

Incentives to work in our shops, explanation of progression in our shops, how to transition a machinist to oversee people. Skill delivery to wisdom delivery, mentoring program. Session must be developed from a middle management perspective.

 

ROOM: Imperial Ballroom

Kevin Johnson, Fischer Special Tooling
Osny Fabrico, Balzers

Mastery Track

Join this session to learn more about tool coatings. See how coating is applied to a cutting tool. Get a better understanding of what coatings are best for different part materials and styles of tooling. Coating can benefit you in a number of ways.

ROOM: Kings Row

Courtney Ortner, Absolute Machine Tools

Fundamentals Track

How & why your employees will love them. Cobots can be seen as co-workers.

ROOM: Hall of Presidents

Johnny Freeze, Peterson Tool Co.

Mastery Track

What’s holding you back from getting more spindle time? In this session, Johnny Freeze will discuss ways to keep your spindles running: coolants, chip control, quick-change tooling, part families, reducing the amount of tools…anything to increase up-time. Have an idea that has improved spindle time? Bring it and share with the group!