Attendees and shop owners agree: The 2012 PMPA National Technical Conference was a major success!

Who thinks that this is a great conference?


“All the sessions I went to this year were excellent, with many items to bring back both professionally and personally. Tools to use, help train others in our shop and increase our competitiveness.”– Shop owner

“As a group of all first-timer’s this year we found it to be a great networking experience and all brought back something to share with our colleagues.”- First time attendee.

If the just wrapped up PMPA National Technical Conference held over the weekend in Wheeling, Illinois on Chicago’s North Side is any indication, our Precision Machining Industry is doing very well these days.

  • Over 420 people in total attended, over 100 of the attendees were attending our conference for the first time.
  • More than 160 companies  sent people who were actively involved and networking.
  • Technical, management, quality, and certification programs gave everyone take home value to make their shops more competitive and sustainable.

Our industry is thriving and working to upgrade the skills and knowledge of our people. PMPA’s NTC gave all attendees “Tools They Can Use” back at the shop to make their shop more competitive and sustainable.

This year’s NTC event turned out to be one of the most successful conferences to date. Just ask  someone who attended! The link below will take you to the handouts, if available, for each session.

Thank you to the Technical Program Committee and to the many contributors to this program’s content.

PMPA members can download program handouts here. (pass word protected)