Training the Next Generation: Mini-Conference Sucess

PMPA recently produced two successful regional mini-technical conferences for precision machining companies.


PMPA recently produced two successful regional mini-technical conferences for precision machining companies. Co-produced by Sandvik Coromant at our west coast event in Cypress, Calif., and Tsugami/Rem Sales at our east coast event in Windsor, Conn., the training focused on assisting precision machining personnel in their efforts to continue to master the understanding of their craft. 

Each conference involved more than 6 hours of training, including metalcutting technology, production risk assessment based on part-drawing analysis, interactive machining demonstration and technical presentations from some of the most knowledgeable technical experts in the country. Hands-on shopfloor demonstrations were provided to demonstrate what was learned in the classroom. This interaction provided the perfect time for real-world questions and answers. 

These mini-technical conference events were designed by PMPA’s Technical Program Committee with the idea to provide a taste of what happens at the association’s National Technical Conference, which is typically held at a Midwest location. Attendees earned Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that were credited toward PMPA’s Precision Machining Technology credential.

Thanks to our hosts, speakers, committee members and attendees for making this event such a success. We are looking forward to continuing to spread our technical expertise 
beyond our great National Technical Conference.