Technical Tuesday Webinars

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Please refer to the schedule below and sign up for PMPA's educational Technical Tuesday Webinars! 
Webinars are free to PMPA members (there is a fee for non-members).

View past webinars in the PMPA Technical Tuesday Webinar Library.




Tracking Manufacturing Job Costs
June 2, 2020   11am
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Cost: Free for PMPA Members
$35 for non-members


Billie Henning of Henning Industrial Software will discuss the basic process of tracking and assigning direct and indirect costs to jobs. She'll share what should be included in direct and indirect costs. A comparison of actual costs verses estimated costs will will be discussed.



The Difference Between Swiss and Chucker Mode in Swiss Screw Machines
June 9, 2020   11am
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Cost: Free for PMPA Members
$15 for non-members


Join us for another Technical Tuesday webinar as New England Tool Corp's Robert Schrader will discuss and review the pros & cons of Swiss Mode, as well as Chucker Mode on a Swiss Screw Machine! 



Why Manufacturers Prefer Rolled Threads to Cut Threads
June 16, 2020   11am
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Cost: Free for PMPA Members
$35 for non-members

Lib Pietrantoni of CJWinter will provide a technical overview of the thread rolling process. Outline and discuss the benefits of thread rolling producing: stronger threads with superior quality, accuracy and lower costs.Review best practice blank design, different tooth form geometries available for thread rolling, and gaging options for use during set up and production – to make sure you are making good parts…



A Closer Look at a Rubber ASTM Specification
June 23, 2020   11am
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Cost: Free for PMPA Members
$25 for non-members

Attendees will get introduced to rubber callouts (which are often identified on prints for parts that they need to assemble) within the ASTM classification and basic material properties from North Coast Seal Sales Engineer, Chuck Farlow.



Why Should We Consider Manufacturing Analytics / IIOT?
July 7, 2020   11am
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Cost: Free for PMPA Members
$25 for non-members

Help machine shops understand IIoT / Manufacturing Analytics and the potential solutions enough to make a determination of whether they should seriously consider IIoT or not. Manufacturing is moving towards needing to be more data driven to compete. However, companies struggle to understand if IIoT solutions make sense for them, can be successful, are affordable, and want to look for alternatives if available. They have also already been bombarded by IoT marketing fluff and a lot of stories of failed IoT projects. Our approach is to be transparent about the solutions, their value, and the options. We don't get into the big, high‐minded ideas of Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing or the IoT hype. That's been overdone already. Let's get real.

Presentation will be open and transparent about
these kinds of solutions.
* What is Manufacturing Analytics / IIoT / Remote
Machine Monitoring?
* Should we ignore Industry 4.0 and IIoT?
* How will it help our machine shop?
* How do I use it?
* Alternative solutions
* Is it valuable?
* Is it expensive?



Broaching on a CNC Lathe
July 21, 2020   11am
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Cost: Free for PMPA Members
$30 for non-members


One operation seen on many turned parts today is broaching. Traditionally broaching has been regarded as a secondary operation that was typically performed on a broaching machine with special broaching tools. Depending on the industry, much of this type of broaching is still being done in this manner. For instance, in the automotive sector, almost all broaching is done by large expensive automatic broaching machines with specially designed broaching tools that can produce the broaching at very high speed and short cycles.