"Speaking of Precision" is a podcast from Industry expert Miles Free III, in which he talks about precision machining. All episodes may be found on major platforms.
Standard work is a means to reduce the number of decisions that your performers need to make in order to ensure that compliant parts are produced.
The schedule for PMPA’s Annual Meeting in Ridgedale, Missouri, October 22-25, was scrapped and revamped to address the issues our members are facing in today’s COVID-19 world.
A Glossary of Basic Steel Testing Terminology
“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” - Peter Drucker
Geoff Dawson from PMPA member FANUC America talks about their history, how robots have enhanced the workspace and about their latest automation family.
Laws have outlawed the provision of plumbing systems containing significant amounts of lead.
Cribsheet provided by PMPA member Pioneer Service Inc., Addison, Illinois
For the PMPA members (or nonmembers) who wonder how things get done at PMPA National, here is a little peek behind the curtain.
Sometimes it can be the steel. Frustratingly, because it came in exactly as you asked. Ask better.
An effective contract review process can effectively manage risk for all parties.
In America, many have lost sight of the fact that the object of the act of manufacturing is not merely the generation of maximum profit, but instead the creation of value.
Steven Baier, Haimer USA’s vice president of Sales, shares the company’s four core competencies, its commitment to reducing machining times and why thinking like a manufacturer has proven beneficial.
How has COVID-19 actually affected the manufacturing workforce? Have employer needs changed? Are the changes here to stay?
False unemployment claims are a reality during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a quick reference as to what to look for and how to handle it if a false unemployment claim is filed with your name.
Director of Programs and Marketing, Precision Machined Products Association
With the COVID-19 pandemic, communication has never been more critial and new communication channels influence change.
Growing up, I learned that necessity is the mother of invention. During the recent COVID-19 crisis, many of us found out that necessity is indeed a cruel mother.
Victor DaCruz, owner of DACRUZ Manufacturing in Bristol, Connecticut, shares industry experiences and his perspective on PMPA.
What else to look for when choosing a heat treater.
As companies focus on social distancing, the PMPA has suggestions for providing good leadership while employees are working at home.
Where do you go to make sense of the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity that can overwhelm your ability to manage your shop?
Rich Hoster, president of Smith & Richardson Inc. in Geneva, Illinois, shares his business experiences with COVID-19 challenges.
Just before the Covid-19 overtook the country, Precision Machined Products Association was able to hold its annual Update Conference.
The first four months Cate Smith spent as PMPA’s Executive Director.
W.H. Bagshaw Co. — 150 Years of Precision Machining, Manufacturing Careers, Families and the Community
What lessons can we learn from a precision manufacturing company that has thrived its way through the past three industrial revolutions?
Late in 2019 OSHA revised its inspection priority weighting system.
Peterson Tool Co. was founded in 1958 by John L. Peterson, Sr., with a $500 loan and 1,000-sq.-ft. barn in a town outside of Nashville, Tennessee. More than 60 years later, Peterson Tool fills 40,000 sq. ft. between two adjacent facilities and serves 30 countries.
The answer to “Who” isn’t just a name — it’s a person. Discover the different communication preferences for each generation.