PMPA Mini-Technical Conference

Thursday, November 7 - Friday, November 8, 2013
Sandvik Coromant Productivity Center
6400 Gateway Drive [map]
Cypress (Anaheim), CA 90630

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$99.00 per person
$75.00 per person - Quantity Discount (Must register 5 people from the same company as a GROUP REGISTRATION)

*There is a limited amount of seats available - Don't delay!*

OVERVIEW - Who Should Attend:
Six classes with over 8 hours of hands-on training targeted for precision machining shop floor personnel.

1) Metal Cutting Technology Class: The focus of this classroom session will be on tool wear/insert wear with additional review of fundamental metal-cutting technology.
2) Hands-on Floor Demonstration: The group will make the transition from the classroom to the shop floor where they will see hands on chip turning and a tool milling demo.
3) Metallurgy for Machinists This class will give machinists a better understanding of materials and their impacts on our processes. The class will give a real-world vocabulary of what we need to effectively communicate between shop, estimating, purchasing personnel, and the customer.
4) How To Read Certs: Test reports and certifications vary by supplier, but all share common elements. This session will provide the means to understand the terminology on material certifications. The session will walk you through the Tips and Tricks of quickly reading a certification so you can better understand the challenges before a tool touches the material.
5) Print Discussion: Attendees will be given a print to start the session. The objective of the session will be to identify and discuss the challenges of the part and the many ways to consider those challenges from an engineering, operator, and quality standpoint. The focus will not be on how quickly the part can be produced, but rather on the ‘risk assessment’ that must be taken into account for successful production.
6) Technical Problem Solving / Tools Used & Lessons Learned: What is an hour of lost machine time worth? How about a day, a week, or a couple of weeks? This class will review PMPA ‘tools you can use’ to maximize uptime. Machining questions that have been asked in the past will be reviewed to show the power of having a list-serve and to share the lessons learned from these unique machining issues.


Day #1 – Thursday, November 7th - Morning Session
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Registration (coffee/donuts/bagels)
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. – Welcome (attendees are split into two smaller working groups)
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Metal Cutting Technology Class (Group #1)
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Metallurgy for Machinists (Group #2)
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. – Hands-on Floor Demonstration (Group #1)
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. – How to Read Certs (Group #2)
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch

Day #1 - Afternoon Session - Groups Switch
1:45 – 3:15 p.m. – Metal Cutting Technology Class (Group #2)
1:45 – 3:15 p.m. – Metallurgy for Machinists (Group #1)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Hands-on Floor Demonstration (Group #2)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – How to Read Certs (Group #1)
4:30 p.m. – Networking Reception

Day #2 – Friday, November 8th
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Coffee/Donuts/Bagels
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. – Print Discussion – Roundtable
10:15 – 11:45 – Technical Problem Solving / Tools Used & Lessons Learned
Conference Adjourned

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: November 1, 2013

Related Files:
REGISTRATION FORM - Mini Tech Conference (FAX to PMPA 440-526-5803)

Continuing Education Information:
Earn PMPA CEUs by participating in this event.

General Hotel Information:
Need a hotel room? Please call Desiree Villegas at 714-761-6502 or e-mail her at to secure your room at the Hyatt House (Cypress/Anaheim) ($112 per night plus tax). This property is walking distance to the event.

Travel Information:
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): 30 miles from Sandvik
- Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA): 17 miles from Sandvik
- Long Beach Airport (LGB): 17 miles from Sandvik

For more information please contact:
Mr. Monte C. Guitar
Director of Technical Programs
Precision Machined Products Association
Phone: (440) 262-5328
Fax: (440) 526-5803