Engineering - Materials

Materials provide the basis for the value add of precision machining. Engineering provides the ‘how to.’ This page provides links to resources covering materials and non- shop floor engineering information that will be useful to estimators, buyers, and those working in the more technical/commercial aspects of the industry.

PMPA staff is a valuable resource for members with questions related to materials and engineering.

PMPA Members...have a technical question or concern? Post it to the PMPA Manufacturing & Technical Email List - 
(For discussion of machining, tooling, materials and machineability, CAD/CAM, attachments, support equipment, maintenance, engineering, etc.)

Nominal Steel Grade Translator

This utility will provide the nominal U.S. equivalent (based on chemistry) for selected Chinese, Japanese, German grade designations or Werkstoffe numbers.

PMPA's Designer's Guide

A guide to better drawings for production.