PMPA/ITR Economics Forecast Report August 2021 


“Return to normal” is providing us all with a masterclass in “be careful what we wish for.” Demand for our products has returned, US GDP in the second quarter came in above pre-pandemic levels, and markets that we serve- Capital Goods in particular- are hitting new records.



September 2021

Craftsman’s Cribsheet #100

Carbon may be the most important determinant of a steel’s properties. But without iron there is no steel. No humans, either. Iron is the decay product of Nickel 56 which is the last element produced by nuclear fusion as a star collapses. So, what else should be known about this essential to human life, essential to the precision machining industry, forged in the heart of dying stars chemical element?

Craftsman Cribsheet – Built Up Edge — What It Is and What To Do