Each material has a specification that covers requirements that apply to characteristics important to our machining and processing as well as end use of parts.  Learn what to expect –  what to do and not do – to avoid and minimize material issues that can negatively affect your processing. 

Recorded: May 2, 2022 at National Technical Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Speakers:

Joe Gentile, Hangsterfer’s Laboratories
Matt Schubert, Round Ground Metals
John Pechan, Round Ground Metals
Ray Schnell, Valbruna Stainless
Jack Horner, Wieland Chase

Who would benefit: Setup, Machinists, Estimators, Engineers, Foremen, Leadmen, Operators, Quality

Experience track: Mastery

 

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  • Good discussions with all of the speakers
  • Great job by everyone who spoke. Informative and relevant.
  • Good info
  • A lot of really good knowledge.
  • Very insightful session. strong material insights and also great to include Hangsterfers.
  • I enjoyed the presentations
  • Enjoyed the conversation on all metals.
  • Very interesting – thank you

 

Recorded: May 3, 2022 at National Technical Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Speakers:

Kevin Johnson, Fischer Special Tool
Brandon Buckhout (filling in for Osny Fabricio, Balzers)

Who would benefit: Setup, Machinists, Estimators, Engineers, Foremen, Leadmen, Operators

Experience track: Mastery

 

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Comments from attendees:

  • Great explanation of various coating how they appear
  • Very good and valuable information
  • Good info.
  • Pretty interesting presentation

Parts are what the front office sells to customers, but chips are what we produce to make those parts.  In this session, Miles will challenge  you to reexamine your machining practice by learning to see and understand what the chips that you make are telling you about the process. Vocabulary of chip types, conditions and how to apply in your shop.

Recorded: May 3, 2022 at National Technical Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Speaker: Miles Free III, PMPA

Description: Parts are what the front office sells to customers, but chips are what we produce to make those parts.  In this session, Miles will challenge  you to reexamine your machining practice by learning to see and understand what the chips that you make are telling you about the process. Vocabulary of chip types, conditions and how to apply in your shop.

Who would benefit: Setup, Machinists, Estimators, Engineers, Foremen, Leadmen, Operators

Experience track: Mastery

 

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Comments from attendees:

  • Best session of the entire conference!!
  • Very informative
  • Very well presented. I like the real-world samples given.
  • Great presentation, well presented by Miles!
  • Very informative for an inexperienced machinist. Miles was a great speaker and very knowledgeable
  • Great and very informative. Very well explained.
  • Great presentation with great speaker. Very informative session
  • Very good information
  • I will use this knowledge to be a better “detective” at my shop. Great course!
  • Great, informative presentation
  • Excellent sharing of fundamentals. Continue this!
  • Great power point show. Really help to break it down for us so we understand what we are seeing

Everyone knows that lean in important in our shop processes, and eliminating waste is key to profitability. But Lean should be applied to our CNC programs as well. Learn best practices on deploying macros. Reduce errors, reduce variability. Reduce costs.

Recorded: May 3, 2022 at National Technical Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Speakers:

Derek Briggs, Tsugami Corp
Ray Navarro, Marubeni Citizen-Cincom

Description: Everyone knows that lean in important in our shop processes, and eliminating waste is key to profitability. But Lean should be applied to our CNC programs as well. Learn best practices on deploying macros. Reduce errors, reduce variability. Reduce costs.

Job functions which would benefit: Setup, Machinists, Estimators, Engineers, Foremen, Leadmen

Experience track: Mastery

 

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ACCESS TO MACROS: BEST PRACTICES

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Comments from attendees:

  • Amazing presentation thanks!
  • Good refresher on what we use and forgot about
  • Great job on this one! 
  • Dereck and Ray are very knowledgeable in their craft! Thank you

The PMPA Information Technology Committee will be discussing a myriad of technology solutions such as Q-NAP, CNC Machinist Pro, mobile device management, productivity tools, shop floor networking, communication tools, AR glasses and more!

Recorded: May 2, 2022 at National Technical Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Speakers:

Bridget Casey, Bracalante
Greg McHale, Datanomix
Joe Raker, Peterson Tool Co.
Joe Jackson, PMPA

Description: 

Job functions which would benefit: All

Experience track: Fundamentals

 

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Comments from attendees:

  • Lots of new information
  • Great flow. Flawless delivery. Well Done!
  • Great information.
  • Great job by the entire panel; they presented the information very well.
  • A good amount of info from a good variety of topics
  • Incredibly informative, overall a great wealth of knowledge for what’s out there.

Learn best practices on machining different exotic materials.

Recorded: May 1, 2022 at National Technical Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Speakers:
Pete Stechow, Fischer Special Tooling
Randy Kline, Valbruna Stainless
Ted Force, Medical Device and Implants, LLC

Job functions which would benefit: Middle Management, Foremen, Leadmen, Setup, Machinist

Experience track: Mastery

 

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ACCESS TO EXOTIC MATERIALS

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Comments from attendees:

  • Great panelists
  • Very informative for a person who has been in the field for a year
  • Each speaker did an excellent job of presenting their topic
  • All did a good job
  • Good tips
  • Great presentation
  • Many thanks to all speakers
  • Really liked real life examples of problems and how it was solved

How and why your employees will love them. Cobots can be seen a co-workers.

Recorded: May 3, 2022 at National Technical Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Speakers:
Courtney Ortner, Absolute Machine Tools

Job functions which would benefit: All

Experience track: Fundamentals

 

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Comments from attendees:

  • Interesting program
  • Great introduction to collaborative robots
  • Relevant presentation to us.
  • Good presentation
  • The variety of videos and applications was helpful

What’s holding you back from getting more spindle time? In this session, Johnny Freeze will discuss ways to keep your spindles running: coolants, chip control, quick-change tooling, part families, reducing the amount of tools…anything to increase up-time.

Recorded: May 3, 2022 at National Technical Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Speakers:
Johnny Freeze, Peterson Tool Co.

Job functions which would benefit: Setup, Machinist, Estimator, Engineer, Foreman, Leadman, Opeator

Experience track: Mastery

 

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ACCESS TO SPINDLE TIME HACKS

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Comments from attendees:

  • Tons of great ideas! I filled two pages of notes
  • Johnny is the man. 
  • Great discussions after the session
  • Great presentation

 Lights out manufacturing is a misnomer but lightly attended machining is a proven way to increase production, profitability, and reduce lead times. Join Mike Petrusch to learn current best practices for lightly attended machining that you can apply in your operations.

Recorded: May 3, 2022 at National Technical Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Speakers:
David Wynn, ABF Engineering and Machining

Job functions which would benefit: Upper Management, Middle Management, Estimator, Engineer, IT, Operator

Experience track: Fundamentals

 

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Comments from attendees:

  • Best speaker
  • Loved the talk
  • Excellent presentation
  • Very detailed presentation, without anything to be bored about
  • Cox is very impressive
  • Excellent Presentation, very informative
  • Very good
  • Great!
  • Mike is a great presenter; 
  • Very enjoyable and thought-provoking presentation
  • A fire hose of information. I will look forward to the power points

Learn how 3D printing can be used to create helpful accessories in your shop!

Recorded: May 1, 2022 at National Technical Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Speakers:
David Wynn, ABF Engineering and Machining

Job functions which would benefit: All

Experience track: Management

 

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Comments from attendees:

  • Gave me some great ideas to take back to our shop – thinking outside the box. sometimes we have a tendency to do things the same way and need to look at new ways to do things.
  • Good to learn about different types
  • 3D printing isn’t fast enough for production but it is good to help production in an industry
  • A lot of good ideas to help the production of shops
  • So interesting to see the vast difference in style and ability in each method interesting to see we could print several of our parts