Lori Beckman Senior Editor

Lori Beckman has been reporting on, writing and editing content in Production Machining since 2003. She attends IMTS and PMTS regularly, and visits machine shops and OEMs to find the most valuable content for PM readers. She spearheaded the Emerging Leaders annual awards program that she is passionate about. 

Lori is also the parts cleaning editor for this section in Production Machining and Products Finishing magazines, covering the manufacturing parts cleaning segment of the industry. She has attended the parts2clean trade show in Germany, is a member of the board of directors for the new Manufacturing Cleaning Association and is co-chairperson of the Parts Cleaning Conference held yearly.

Lori began her journalism career in 1999 as an associate editor, writing technical articles for two trade publications in the trucking industry. The magazines’ Chicago publishing company was eventually bought by Randall-Reilly. She got her start in manufacturing media working as an editor with Modern Machine Shop, PM’s sister brand.

Lori has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Dayton. She resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two children.

Parts Cleaning

New Website is Resource for Industrial Cleaning Industry

By: Lori Beckman

Manufacturing Cleaning Association’s website offers information about membership as well as educational resources.

Horizontal & Vertical Lathes

Optimize Minimum Quantity Lubrication Control Through a CNC Program

By: Lori Beckman

Minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) on a lathe offers many benefits when implemented properly. MQL becomes more of an asset when lubricant and air delivery can be controlled from a CNC program.
#techbrief #metalworkingfluids #horizontal-and-vertical-lathes

2021 Parts Cleaning Conference Seeks Speakers

By: Lori Beckman

Do you have an interest in speaking at the Parts Cleaning Conference in August? Send in your abstract by March 1 to be considered.

'Demo Days' Feature Manufacturing Technology Trends

By: Lori Beckman

IMTS spark is offering six consecutive Wednesday sessions with interactive demonstrations and discussions about the latest manufacturing technology trends. Register today!

Industries

Automated Cleaning System Improves Productivity

By: Lori Beckman

This rotary basket washer drastically reduced the number of operators tending to the cleaning process as well as removed the bottleneck from that station.
#aerospace

Parts Cleaning

What Does 2021 Have in Store for the Parts Cleaning Industry?

By: Lori Beckman

With a new opportunity to do good things in your organizations this year, I hope you use the parts cleaning section and this year’s and last year’s Parts Cleaning Conference as tools to succeed. 
#opinion

Parts Cleaning

Knowledge Center is Hub for Parts Cleaning Education

By: Lori Beckman

This knowledge center consists of updated articles and videos from manufacturing cleaning professionals. Find information about trends in cleaning, cleaning processes, corrosion protection, cleaning regulations, quality assurance and inspection for cleaning processes, and more.

IMTS spark: Women Talk Shop, but not Only for Women

By: Lori Beckman

Discussion with three precision machine shop women presidents highlights their career paths, why they are passionate about manufacturing, how they promote workforce development and more.

Machines

Mazak’s Virtual Campus Tour and New Equipment Now Available

By: Lori Beckman

Mazak Corp.’s new virtual campus tour teaches visitors about the company’s offerings and its manufacturing processes without leaving their desks. Also, get a sneak peek at the company’s latest machine tool offerings here.
#horizontal-and-vertical-lathes

Parts Cleaning

IMTS spark: Learn How to Choose the Best Industrial Cleaning Process

By: Lori Beckman

Do you know the best cleaning process for cleaning your precision metal parts? Are you stuck using an old process, but realize it is time for an update? Learn more about a presentation that can answer your parts cleaning process questions.

A New Way to Collect and Sort Parts for CNC Machine Tools

By: Lori Beckman

This automated parts carousel not only catches and collects parts from a machine but also sorts the parts in bins attached to a rotating table. 
#techbrief

The Story Behind Production Machining's November Cover Image

By: Lori Beckman

Obtaining a good cover photo for each print issue of Production Machining isn’t easy, especially recently as we haven’t been able to visit shops to take shots ourselves.