COLLABORATING FOR A BETTER FUTURE

 

PMPA NATIONAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE 2024 SCHEDULE

 

 

Saturday, April 27

Welcome Reception | 6:00p-8:00p  | iSwiss Ballroom

 

Sunday, April 28

Technical Member Meeting | 10:00a-11:00a | Champion Screw Room

First Timers Meeting | 11:00a-11:30a  | Laurel Steel Room

KEYNOTE LUNCH | Anthony Muñoz | 12:00p-1:30p  | iSwiss Ballroom

 

BLOCK 1 | 1:45p-3:15p

Metalworking Fluids

 

ROOM: Champion Screw

Ed Jones, Hangsterfer’s Laboratories, Inc.

Fundamentals Track

Coolants and cutting oils are necessary on most metal cutting operations. These cutting fluids will be discussed in great detail including technology and their applications. In addition, common additives will be discussed to best apply them if and when needed.

3D Printing

 

ROOM: SPC Innovations Room

Dave Seabrook, Micron Manufacturing

Dave Wynn, PMPA

Mastery Track

3D printing ideas you can use everyday in the shop. Open up to new ideas on what is possible. We will provide examples of successful projects and ideas to help spark your imagination. There will be actual projects to give a hands-on feel. This session will go over capabilities of various consumer and prosumer printers that allow you to get started right away. Come explore a new world
of possibilities.

 

Upskill Employees with Measurable KPI’s

ROOM: Laurel Steel Room

Chelsea Castor, DACRUZ Manufacturing

Management Track

This session will focus on communication, accountability, and training of your employees. Learn to set expectations through job descriptions and provide clear communication with performance reviews using measurable KPI’s. Provide a roadmap for success through a skills and training matrix that will offer structure to the hierarchy of employees on your shop floor. Empower your employees to be in control of their future!

PRINT – SWISS

 

ROOM: Star CNC Room

 

Job Layout

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 TABLES | 3:30p-6:00p  | iSwiss Ballroom

Explore the latest innovations at the PMPA Technical Member tabletop exhibits while savoring a drink in a cozy setting conducive to meaningful one-on-one conversations with various vendors. A nearby bar will be available with complimentary drink tickets. Attendees can enhance their networking experience with “meet and greet” cards – collect at least 15 exhibitor stickers for a chance to win exciting prizes, including an officially licensed autographed Anthony Muñoz jersey, baseball card, and a signed photo! Winners will be announced during the Monday lunch and awards session

 

Monday, April 29

BREAKFAST | 7:30a-8:30a  | iSwiss Ballroom

 

BLOCK 2 | 8:45a-10:15a

Lean Shop Floor

 

ROOM: Champion Screw

Anthony Longoria, Cox Manufacturing

Management Track

This session is intended for shops/individuals interested in implementing basic lean principles, laying the groundwork for lean, with an emphasis on 5S. Attendees interested in changing the shop culture should attend.

Chips Processing

 

ROOM: SPC Innovations Room

JP McCann, KineSpin

Fundamentals Track

Are you maximizing the value of your chips or sludge? Please join JP McCann of KineSpin for a discussion of various chip processing methods and the equipment used in the processes. Topics will include batch processing, continuous processing, and the advantages of each.

 

CNC Swiss Focus Intermediate

ROOM: Laurel Steel Room

Brian Such, Marubeni Citizen-Cincom Inc.

Mastery Track

This session will focus on fundamentals of Swiss — type machining, the capabilities that set Swiss apart from standard lathes, and common misunderstandings when transitioning from standard lathe machining to Swiss machining.

PRINT – Cam

 

ROOM: Star CNC Room

 

Job Layout

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.

 

BLOCK 3 | 10:30a-12:00p

CMMC / NIST

 

ROOM: Champion Screw

Robbie Harriman, OCD Tech

Management Track

The CMMC model safeguards Federal Contract Information and Controlled Unclassified Information shared with Department of Defense contractors. This session will clarify the CMMC-NIST model, aiding attendees with their mandatory compliance for essential contracts and business sustainability.

 

Machining Unleaded Brass

 

ROOM: SPC Innovations Room

Tad Scranton, Wieland Chase

Fundamentals Track

Are you maximizing the value of your chips or sludge? Please join JP McCann of KineSpin for a discussion of various chip processing methods and the equipment used in the processes. Topics will include batch processing, continuous processing, and the advantages of each.

CNC Swiss Focus Advanced

 

ROOM: Laurel Steel Room

Brian Such, Marubeni Citizen-Cincom Inc.

Mastery Track

This session will focus on multi-path control capabilities (composite, superimposition, and synchronization controls) and the utilization of these functions to increase productivity and reduce cycle times.

PRINT – CNC Multi-Spindle

 

ROOM: Star CNC Room

 

Job Layout

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.

AWARDS LUNCH | 12:15p-1:30p  | iSwiss Ballroom

 

BLOCK 4 | 1:45p-3:15p

ID Issues:
Boring & Grooving

 

ROOM: Champion Screw

Rick Kilhoffer, HORN USA
Ken Hamming, HORN USA

Fundamentals Track

Part complexity continues to grow as does the need for closer tolerances and superior finishes on chip constraining ID characteristics such as bores, O- ring grooves, and other produced internal machined features. Tooling geometry, coatings, high pressure coolant application, and workholding can make the critical difference between a money making job and a “would have been better to no quote.”

 

Multispindle Attachments to Reduce Secondary Ops

 

ROOM: SPC Innovations Room

Joel Rutzen, SPC Innovations

Mastery Track

Learn how using synchronous-driven and other advanced attachments can reduce secondary operations and work with difficult materials on conventional multi-spindle automatic machines.

How to Get
Profitable Volume

 

ROOM: Laurel Steel Room

David Wynn, PMPA

Management Track

Have you ever stopped to think about the same part over differing volume ranges? We explore how setup time and price change over volume, but the process needed to change too. In our shops we have multiple tools in our toolbox. We need to think about how we apply our machine tools in the same way. Come see the changes a volume difference can make in a print session designed to make you think outside of box.

PRINT – CNC Multi-Function

 

 

ROOM: Star CNC Room

 

Job Layout

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 5 | 3:30p-5:00p

Tips & Tricks to Collaboration

 

ROOM: Champion Screw

PMPA IT Committee

Fundamentals Track

Join us for an insightful presentation where we delve into the dynamic synergy between Power Bl and Microsoft Teams, showcasing how these powerful tools can revolutionize your company’s operations and elevate collaboration to new heights. In this session, we’ll explore the seamless integration and strategic utilization of these platforms to drive efficiency, data-driven decision-making, and enhanced teamwork within your organization.

What’s the Buzz?

 

ROOM: SPC Innovations Room

PMPA Quality Committee

Management Track

Ever listen to those “Quality people” and all those terms, (Cpk, Pareto, PPAP, FMEA, 8D… and on and on.) Curious about what they all mean and how they apply to you? This session is not for the typical “Quality person,” it’s for you! Whether you are the business owner or on the shop floor, knowing these terms are and what they mean, would be a great help for you and your business. Get a basic understanding of quality terms and how they may be able to benefit you.

 

How to Read a Chip

 

ROOM: Laurel Steel Room

Miles Free, PMPA

Fundamentals Track

Back by popular demand! Creating chips is an essential step in producing first-pass quality parts. In this session, you will be challenged to reexamine your machining practice and what you think you know by learning to see and understand what the chips you make are telling you about your process. Attendees will leave with a richer vocabulary of chip types, conditions, and how to apply this to their work in the shop.

PRINT – Milling

 

ROOM: Star CNC Room

 

Job Layout

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

RECEPTION | 5:00p-6:15p  | iSwiss Ballroom

WOMEN OF PMPA DINNER | 6:30p | TBD

 

Tuesday, April 30

BREAKFAST | 7:15a-8:00a  | iSwiss Ballroom

 

BLOCK 6 | 8:00a-12:15p

Honing of
Cutting Tools

 

ROOM: Champion Screw

Juluis Schoop, University of Kentucky

Mastery Track

In a collaborative effort between GWS Tool and Professor Juluis Schoop’s research group at the University of Kentucky, learn about a student-led project exploring the effect of cutting edge preparation strategies and their impact on form tool performance. The project involved high-precision characterization of the three dimensional geometry and form tools honed using various strategies to quantify both the shape and consistency of the prepared cutting edges at several points on the complex tool edges. Cutting trials were subsequently conducted to measure process forces, surface finish, and obtain qualitative tool-wear measurements after a limited number of trials. Finally, a novel analytical approach for CNC form tool process development and optimization will be presented. Based on the results, the team of researchers seeks to foster a technical discussion of current industry trends, needs, and practices for form tool honing.

GD&T

 

 

ROOM: SPC Innovations Room

Mark Foster

Fundamentals Track

This extended session will cover GD&T basic theory and its applications on the shop floor. Our expert, Mark Foster of Applied Geometrics, will offer an entertaining and educational session that will review the fundamental principles and symbols used in GD&T before moving on to discuss skill-building shop
floor application and
potential pitfalls.

Materials

 

 

ROOM: Laurel Steel Room

Michael DeVoss, Marcegaglia Stainless
Zane Havermann, Aviva Metals
Derek Nordby, Laurel Steel
Cal Wiggins, Service Center Metals

Fundamentals Track

Our shops add value by taking stock removal, but workpiece material dictates our machining processes. This session will explore the properties of steel, aluminum, stainless, brass, copper and bronze that can impact (for better or for worse) our tooling, process choices, and performance.

Advantages of Trade School Relationships/ Closing The Gap: Training is Key!*

 

ROOM: Star CNC Room

Sean Althaus, Cox Manufacturing
Jeston Porter, Enoch Precision Machining

Management Track

Field trip! We will take you to Colerain-Butlertech where you can learn what it takes to build a successful relationship with a tech school and the benefits to your shop. Get a tour and hear from a teacher, the superintendent and Robin Rutschilling from Clippard Instrument Laboratories.

The bus will take you back to the hotel where Sean Althaus from Cox Manufacturing and Jeston Porter from Enoch will present Closing the Gap: Training is the Key! Learn how to implement workforce development without interrupting your busy work schedule.

Identifying qualified shop performers doesn’t just happen. This in person case study will explain and you can see how Clippard and other local employers worked together to develop a consistent source of high demand talent.

*Due to seating limits on
the bus, we have to limit registration to 55 attendees.