National Technical Conference
May 3 - May 5, 2020
Milwaukee, WI

National Technical Conference

May 3-5, 2020

20/20 Manufacturing Vision

We regret that the 2020 National Technical Conference has been cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak.



Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, best known for his awe-inspiring story of carving his name into the history books of college football and becoming the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame. The son of an oil refinery worker and third of 14 children, Rudy rose from valleys of discouragement and despair to the pinnacles of success. Today, he is one of the most popular motivational speakers in the United States. It took years of fierce determination to overcome obstacles and criticisms, yet Rudy achieved his first dream - to attend Notre Dame and play football for the Fighting Irish. As fans cheered RU-DY, RU-DY, he sacked the quarterback in the last 27 seconds of the only play in the only game of his college football career. He is the only player in the school's history to be carried off the field on his teammates' shoulders.
In 1993, TRISTAR Productions immortalized his life story with the blockbuster film, RUDY.
2020 National Technical Conference Sessions

Fundamentals Track

Rapid Fire Technology: Stuff You Can Use

Swiss Part Process

Materials for the Machinist

GD&T Fundamentals

High Speed Machining

Peer-to-Peer Connection

The Solutions Center

Fine Surface Finish Center

Mastery Track

Escape Game: Win he Contract

Leaded vs Unleaded

CNC Programing

More Complex Parts & Shorter Runs

GD&T Advanced

Advanced Cam – Cam Redefined

CNC Lean Panel

Administrative Track

Protecting Your Company’s Data

Data Driven Management

The Unconventional Pursuit of the Skilled Worker

Continuous Improvement Panel

What to Do When OSHA Shows Up

How to Create a Productive Environment

How to Prepare for Audits

A Note from our Committee Chairman

Tony Gemignani
The theme of the conference is 20/20 Manufacturing Vision and this conference was designed to give you time to look at your business and see what new technology or old proven skills you can acquire to take you into the future.
     See both the opportunities and the risks associated with rapidly changing technology.  Learn about possible scenarios you may need to prepare for.  Observe and learn aspects of other members that can be developed yourself to create your own masterpiece.  But, most of all, spot that “golden nugget” that you can use, and which makes each conference something to look forward to whether you are a first timer or a veteran.  Enjoy your evenings in the wonderful city of Milwaukee, where you can do some networking while maybe enjoying a local beverage and taking in an NHL playoff game. (You didn’t think I’d let that go?)
     So, join us in Milwaukee where there will be true artists of their craft and technical specialists to network with and share their focus so that you and your employees can have clear vision in 2020 and beyond.

Ron Herrera, Chairman
2020 National Technical Conference
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Technical Member Exhibits

The Pfister Hotel Grand Ballroom will be filled with PMPA Technical Members ready to show you the latest in precision machining technology. 

Job Layout Sessions

Roundtable discussions to determine possible job layouts for Swiss, CNC Multi-Spindle, CNC Multi-Function and Cam. There is also a session to discuss Rotary Transfer.