Carbon. Carbon. Carbon. The Secret to Understanding Steel

In the real estate industry, the secret to understanding how any property transaction will be priced is “Location. Location. Location.” In order to understand steel, it is Carbon. Carbon. Carbon.

Ventilator Crisis — Clippard Delivers for Ford

Clippard Instrument Laboratory Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio, harnessed their talent, experience, capabilities and PMPA network to deliver 50,000 sets of ventilator parts to Ford Motor Company. 

Subscribe to PMPA Podcasts - November 2020

"Speaking of Precision" is a podcast from industry expert Miles Free III in which he talks about precision machining. All episodes can be found on major platforms.

The Most Common Types of Finishing Services for Precision Machined Components - Part 1 of 2

Cribsheet provided by PMPA member, Pioneer Service Inc. in Addison, Illinois

Subscribe to PMPA Podcasts

"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.

Craftsman's Cribsheet: Honing and Lapping — Special Finish Processes

Cribsheet provided by PMPA member Pioneer Service Inc., Addison, Illinois

Beware of False Unemployment Claims Filed with Your Information

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. 

Why You Should Consider Standard Work

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.

PMPA’s Annual Meeting Pivot

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. 

Smith & Richardson — Surviving COVID-19

Rich Hoster, president of Smith & Richardson Inc. in Geneva, Illinois, shares his business experiences with COVID-19 challenges.

Craftsman's Cribsheet: Mechanical Property Tests — Hardness and Hardenability

A Glossary of Basic Steel Testing Terminology

From Unemployment to Essential Worker — Adapt to Thrive

“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” - Peter Drucker

Working Smarter, Not Harder

Geoff Dawson from PMPA member FANUC America talks about their history, how robots have enhanced the workspace and about their latest automation family.

Craftsman's Cribsheet: Unleaded Brass for Plumbing Use

Laws have outlawed the provision of plumbing systems containing significant amounts of lead.

A Peek Behind the Curtain

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’s the Steel

Sometimes it can be the steel. Frustratingly, because it came in exactly as you asked. Ask better.

Craftsman's Cribsheet: Contract Review — Thought Starters

An effective contract review process can effectively manage risk for all parties.

How Do We Fix American Manufacturing?

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. 

A Commitment to Reducing Machining Times

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. 

COVID-19 Effects on the Manufacturing Workforce

How has COVID-19 actually affected the manufacturing workforce? Have employer needs changed? Are the changes here to stay?

Communicating in an Isolated World

With the COVID-19 pandemic, communication has never been more critical and new communication channels influence change.

Legacy Policies are Dead. Long Live the New Policies!

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.

The Bottom Line is the Byproduct of Good Work

Victor DaCruz, owner of DACRUZ Manufacturing in Bristol, Connecticut, shares industry experiences and his perspective on PMPA.

Craftsman's Cribsheet - Heat Treat

What else to look for when choosing a heat treater.