Helping Precision Machine Shops Be More Producti ve and Profi table PMPA’s National Technical Conference

This year’s conference is targeted to the cross-section of talent and machining capabilities used by precision machining shops today. Participation in the event will earn you credit toward PMPA’s Precision Machining Technology Credential.


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April 9-12
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Grand Rapids, Michigan

This year’s conference is targeted to the crosssection of talent and machining capabilities used by precision machining shops today. Participation in the event will earn you credit toward PMPA’s Precision Machining Technology Credential. Here is what is in store for your team:


CNC Focus

Mike Lynch of CNC Concepts Inc. will conduct two sessions related to CNC programming. He’ll begin by sharing the six concepts you need to know to master CNC programming. His second session will help you take the next step with a dive into parametric programming. Brian Such of Marubeni Citizen-Cincom Inc. will offer creative ideas and unique opportunities to consider with Swiss technology.

Cam Technology Focus

Brett May of BME Inc., Michael Krizmanich of Logan Clutch Corporation and Don Anger of Champion Screw Machine Eng. Inc. will review how you can continue to keep cam machinery relevant and productive to strengthen your bottom line. This will be a discussion of benefi ts and the ways and means to achieve them.


Problem Solving – Mike Micklewright, founder of QualityQuest Inc. and director at Kaizen Institute, will conduct two training sessions focused on giving you the tools you need to understand how to effectively get to the root cause of any problem within your shop.

The Myth of Time Management – Methods for changing behaviors and tips for working more effectively will be discussed in this program presented by Dr. Kay Potetz.

Train the Trainer – Ted Janusz will tell you to ditch the quickly forgotten, boring lecture, and instead, learn how to combine information and entertainment, or “infotainment,” to get the results you need for your organization to achieve.

Extraordinary Team Skills – Kristin Arnold’s presentation shares specifi c ideas to engage everyone on your team, help them to work well with others and increase the level of teamwork.


Sessions are targeted to three groups of personnel: technical, quality and leadership development. Samples of these tracks of programming include:

Technical Track:

• Basics of Thread Rolling
• Exotic Materials
• Feeds & Speeds
• Rotary Transfer – Understanding the Full Capabilities
• Troubleshooting Machining Problems

Quality Track:

• ISO 9001-2015 – Changes & Challenges
• GD&T – Profi le Tolerances
• Quality Problems – Real World Answers
• Vision Systems – Review Your Options

Leadership Development Track:

• Additive Manufacturing – Today’s Capabilities and Future Plans
• Rapid Fire Technology
• Shop Ideas & Best Practices

Website: pmpa.org/techconf/

Questions? Call Monte Guitar at 440-526-0300 or mguitar@pmpa.org.

For further conference detail, please visit our website.