Technical Tuesday Webinar Library

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PMPA's Technical Tuesday Webinar recordings may be found below.  Member access is required. 
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Democratizing Manufacturing Data
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Recorded: October 20, 2020   11am

Graham Immerman, VP of Marketing for MachineMetrics will explore how organizations are working with American manufacturers to better prepare their supply chains to respond rapidly and proactively to future supply chain disruptions, with an emphasis on the importance of democratizing manufacturing data. Data democratization is a tremendous challenge. If achieved, however, the opportunities for continuous improvement for all manufacturing life-cycle members will be far greater than ever before.

Going Paperless in The New Manufacturing Environment: Opportunites to be Touchless
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Recorded: September 29, 2020   11am

Brady Stevens of Global Shop Solutions dives into the key aspects of making your shop floor paperless. The presentation tackles common problems manufacturers are facing today, common benefits manufacturers get from being paperless, tools you can use to help you go paperless and examples of successful implementations from manufacturers.

IIOT Can Help You Successfully Reshore Production
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Recorded: September 22, 2020   11am

Reshoring is a rising trend in manufacturing to handle some challenges with an offshored supply chain. Reshoring has significant benefits as well as some risks. A number of those risks such as cost, quality, and communication can be addressed by using manufacturing analytics / IIoT solutions. The webinar is  presented by Dave Grafton of Ecotbox and briefly discusses those risks of reshoring and practical ways a manufacturing analytics / IIoT solution can address those risks.

You will takeaway the expert definition of what is driving reshoring, a valuable list of the major risks in reshoring and specific solutions to mitigate the risks

Understanding the Business Impact of the NEW DFARS Cybersecurity Requirements
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Recorded: September 15, 2020   11am

Watch SSE as they discuss the potential business impact of the upcoming DFARS Cybersecurity requirements and what manufacturers working in the defense industry need to know and why they should prepare immediately. This is “make or break” time for the defense contracting industry.  Many insider experts are predicting that Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) will “thin the herd” of defense contractors, as the entire defense industrial base faces the rigorous cybersecurity requirements mandated by the DoD and prepares for third party certifications.

Learn About:

  • The NEW requirements handed down by the US Government at the end of January 2020 and the risk of noncompliance
  • The DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and associated timelines
  • Discover the technical and operational requirements to meet the standards and associated investment to comply

Let's Talk Automation
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Recorded: September 1, 2020   11am

John Tuohy of FANUC America will review all things automation such as why you should automate your machine tools, myths of automation, challenges we face as machine shops, solutions to these problems and the next steps in automation.

Making of Cold Finished Steel
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Recorded: August 25, 2020   11am

Attendees can expect to learn about the various steel grades that are used in machining and how they are made. Chris Kelly of Nucor Cold Finish Group will go through the steel making process (including cold finishing operations) followed by a discussion of why some steel grades preform better than others and the trade offs that entails. 

Which Tasks Should Be Considered For Auotmation/Robotics and Why
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Recorded: August 11, 2020   11am

CJ Bienia of Robotic Advantage will cover the current state of manufacturing, the benefits of robotics and automation, which applications make most sense for automation, factors to consider when automating, and where automation is successful.

Modern Machining Methods for High Speed Machining
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Recorded: July 28, 2020   11am

Join ESPRIT and relish in the essence of Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Understand the importance of CAM and learn from the experts how virtual simulation and high speed machining cycles are driving perpetual innovation in our industry. 

Broaching on a CNC Lathe
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Recorded: July 21, 2020   11am

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.

Machinability and Manufacturing of Stainless Steel
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Recorded: July 14, 2020   11am

Join Randy Kline and Ray Schnell, of Valbruna, as they introduce you to the manufacturing and machinability aspects of stainless steels. Randy will provide a technical overview on how stainless steels are melted, hot rolled, and cold finished to produce stainless steel bar products. Ray will provide you with an overview on the machinability of the four (4) basic families of stainless steels, i.e. Austenitic, Ferritic, Martensitic and Precipitation Hardening, with an introduction to the basic metallurgy involved with the production of stainless steels. In addition, he will review the various elements, and the processes, affecting machinability and provide some typical applications for each family.

Why Should We Consider Manufacturing Analytics/IIoT?
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Recorded: July 7, 2020   11am

Kevin Jones from EctoBox helps 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?

A Closer Look at a Rubber ASTM Specification
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Recorded: June 23, 2020   11am

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 Manufactures Prefer Rolled Threads to Cut Threads
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Recorded: June 16, 2020  11am
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. Also Lib will 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…

The Difference Between Swiss and Chucker Mode in Swiss Screw Machines
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Recorded: June 9, 2020  11am

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! 

Tracking Manufacturing Job Costs
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Recorded: June 2, 2020   11am

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 Basics of Thread Rolling
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Recorded: May 19, 2020   11am

Lib Pietrantoni of CJWinter will provide both a design overview and a practical troubleshooting review with a ‘how to make it work’ approach. The design discussion will include how material selection and properties, blank design, tooling, feeds & speeds, and gauging all impact successful fabrication of rolled threads.The troubleshooting review will begin with defining common problems, share causes, and walk you through the process of finding solutions.

Save Time With Custom Cams
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Recorded: May 12, 2020   11am

Peterson Tool Company's Mark Charleton discusses and review CAM design. Mark compares HSS tool cycles to carbide tool cycles and compares them again with the design of special double rise cams for both OD tools and ID tools. Mark has applied this process for customer jobs in the past with great success and wants to share this knowledge with PMPA members. This presentation also will touch on thinking outside the box on custom CAM layouts. 

Learn how Industry 4.0 Digital Machine Data can help your company DURING and POST COVID19 - 3 Part Series

Download Part 1 - Josh Davids, Scytec
Download Part 2 - Rob Pieper, Techsolve
Download Part 3 - Mike Laurendeau, Caron Engineering