I spent the day in Los Angeles with about 40 PMPA members and guests at DMG Mori Seiki  producing a half day seminar for our west coast PMPA Chapter.

Speakers included experts from Schmolz and Bickenbach, Chase Brass, Kaiser Aluminum, Steve Klein from Gardner Publications and myself.

We got to see a number of the machines from DMG Mori Seiki that were on display and under power.

You know you are a turning kind of guy when you have trouble just counting the number of axes some of these machines have.

More on that later.

Here’s a question that you won’t answer, which came up in a conversation I had with Giovanni Principe, of DMG Mori Seiki:

Shop owners spend a lot of time and effort to justify (cost justify) new equipment that they want to purchase.”

Well that seems fairly obvious…

So…How much time and effort do owners put on justifying (cost justifying) their old and current equipment?”


What’s your answer?

What should it be?

Hint: In light of continuous improvement and progress, the answer should probably be a value greater than zero…

Thanks to our speakers, attendees, and hosts at DMG Mori Seiki for a great day of connecting and learning.

West coast precision machining companies- here’s your chance to connect and get critical business intelligence at our  FREE half-day seminar at DMG/Mori Seiki’s Los Angeles Technical Center Wednesday, November 9, 2011.

This is the place to be next Wednesday if you are a precision machining company on the West Coast.

PMPA is producing a half day business seminar on a wide variety of topics including industry outlook and capital spending forecast, market trends and new developments in raw materials, regulatory update, and tools available to aid your competitiveness.

  • DMG/Mori Seiki is hosting this event and will provide a networking lunch and demonstrations of their machines.
  • Representatives from Chase Brass, Kaiser Aluminum, and Schmolz + Bickenbach USA will moderate the materials panel.
  • Steve Kline from Gardner Publications will speak on the industry economic and capital spending trends.

And ‘yours truly’ will review tools available from PMPA to help you stay competitive and sustainable as well as provide an overview of the current regulatory regime in Washington D.C.- and our work to change it.

Heading West to connect with YOU!

If you are a precision machining company on the West Coast- we’d love to have you join us next Wednesday.

More Details and registration information.

Contact: gro.apmp@reneikr 440.526.0300 ext. 229

Hope to see you there!

P.S. Events like these pay off a huge bonus beyond the programmed content by what one learns via networking. This is sure to be the top West Coast Precision Networking event for the remainder of the year. Make sense of the challenges of 2012 by connecting with your peers at this free event!