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NTC 2019: A Crossroads of Talent and Technology
What two words summarize our view of our businesses? In my experience with visiting the member companies of the PMPA, I would suggest those two words would be “talent and technology.”

Variables Data: Four Aspects of Every Measurement
What’s in a number? What’s in the numbers we use? A lot more than you might think.

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Precision Machining Industry Prognostications: How’d We Do?
Before we make predictions for the coming year, perhaps a brief review of what we thought was ahead last year might be in order.

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PMPA Member ABF Engineering and Machining Finds Success in its Product Quality and Internal Software Development
Sometime around the late 1970s, Alton, Joan and William (Bill) Wynn decided to leave the big city bustle of Chicago to start their own machine shop in their home state of Tennessee.

Absolute Machine Tools

Indiana/Southern Ohio PMPA Chapter Holds Burr Prevention Event
The free session will include a presentation by Greg Knight and Phillip Judt of Absolute Machine Tools on how to prevent burrs on cam and CNC machines.

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Absolute Machine Tools Wins PMPA Award
This award recognizes suppliers who share their expertise and latest developments at national technical conferences, exhibit at the association’s Precision Machining Technology Show, speak at chapter and national meetings and serve as PMPA leaders. 

Steel material

Understanding Steel Material Specifications on New Jobs
An important aspects of quoting and running a new job is understanding the specifications of the material to be machined.

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Technical Conference and PMTS Come to Cleveland
It’s not too early to start planning for the industry’s best show!

A Quick Guide to the Chemical Elements Found in Steel
This guide gives the common chemical elements found in steel, how they affect steel properties and the machining process.

Peter McGuire

PMPA Member Lovejoy Chaplet Corp. Finds Success in Providing Unique Product Offerings
Lovejoy still relies on PMPA for its local and national meetings, as well as the online information made available through listserves and the association’s databases.

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Change in Demand: Time to Change Your Thinking
According to our analysis of the PMPA Business Trends Sales Index, the demand for our products has shifted steadily upwards in the market.

A Glossary of Basic Gaging Terminology
Many people confuse accuracy for precision.

Absolute Machine Tools headquarters

PMPA Technical Member Absolute Machine Tools Finds Success in its Flexible and Innovative Product Line
In 1988, best friends Steve Ortner and Hayden Wellman founded Absolute Machine Tools.

A team of leaders

5 Keys to Being a Positive and Effective Team Lead
Many people worry about the differences between being a leader and being a manager.

Freight truck

Truckload Shipping 101
According to Morgan Stanley Research commissioned by the American Trucking Association, the truckload market is $630 billion annually or 75 percent of the total domestic freight transportation market by revenue.

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PMPA’s 2018 Annual Meeting: Strategies for Success
In lieu of the usual Member Profile, PMPA would like to take the opportunity this month to talk about an important event that is sure to be relevant to all of its members, the PMPA Annual Meeting.

Machinery's Handbook

Letter to a New Machinist
Machinists are the people who make things, and when you think about it, our lives today would be miserable without the things that machinists make.

Making Chips

The Fundamentals of Chip Control
Having strategies in place for managing chips is an important part of protecting the production process, from tool life to product quality.

Bag of water

Craftman's Cribsheet Number 68: Ten Important Things to Know Before Working as a CNC Machinist
The machinist is a bag of water, and the tools and workpieces are harder and sharper.

IMTS

Making the Most of a Trade Show Visit
The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2018 is set to take over Chicago’s McCormick Place from Sept. 10-15.

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