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.

OB7’s Seventh Axis and a Digital Printer

By: Lori Beckman

The creator of the OB7 robot, Zac Bogart, talks about how this human-like robot arm came to be. 

Production Machining Opens 2021 Emerging Leader Nominations

By: Lori Beckman

Consider nominating a young person in the precision machining industry who has a refreshing passion for what they do and are leaders in their organization or community while inspiring those around them.

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.

Webinar: Vacuum Degreasing’s Safe and Effective Process

By: Lori Beckman

This on-demand presentation by Kyzen Corp. describes the latest technology for vacuum degreasing, including chemistry and equipment developments, cleaning performance, and more as part of IMTS spark.

Parts Cleaning

An Opportunity for Building a Strong Community

By: Lori Beckman

The new Manufacturing Cleaning Association brings the parts cleaning industry together to work toward a common goal of building relationships.
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Automation

Human-Like Robot Automates Secondary Machining Operations

By: Lori Beckman

Two seven-axis robots enable two second-op mills to run lights out eight hours in the evenings to win 64 hours of unattended machining time per week for this Ventura, California, shop.

Webinar: The Advantages of CNC in a Cleaning/Deburring Process

By: Lori Beckman

This on-demand webinar from Sugino Corp. offers information on CNC waterjet for cleaning and deburring parts, pressure pumps and nozzle options for the system as well as how to add value to the process.

Webinar: Learn About the Next Level of Ultrasonic Cleaning

By: Lori Beckman

Blackstone-Ney Ultrasonics covers ultrasonic cleaning beyond cavitation and implosion in a recent presentation that can be found on demand at IMTS spark.

Network Quickly Connects Machine Shops with Repair Estimates

By: Lori Beckman

This network connects service requesters to service providers and can be a fast way for a machine shop of any size to quickly compare estimates.
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Automation & Robots

Benefits of Renting or Leasing an Industrial Robot

By: Lori Beckman

Choosing a robot rental or leasing plan might be a wise business decision compared with purchasing a robot outright.
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Webinar: New Cleaning Methods for Alternative Manufacturing Processes

By: Lori Beckman

Tyler Wheeler, product line manager at Ecoclean Group, covered the current manufacturing trends and how cleaning technologies are evolving to keep up with the cleaning demands of these trends.

5 Tips for Making Safety Part of Your Machine Shop Culture

By: Lori Beckman

These tips will help machine shop managers create a safety culture as well as manage and sustain it.