Precision Machined Products Association

6880 W Snowville Rd.
Suite 200
Brecksville, OH 44141 US


As Seen In Production Machining

Slow down sign

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.

Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes

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.


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.

Shop floor

PMPA Member Ashley Ward Finds Success in Equipment Investment and Vertical Integration
Established more than a century ago, Ashley Ward Inc. has become one of the United States’ largest companies in the screw machine industry, with five locations across the country.

Robot arm and car

Seduction or Intention: Choosing Your Time Wisely at IMTS
PMPA’s latest “Business Trends Report” shows that shops are busy working overtime and juggling their schedules to produce the almost unprecedented demand for components from our customers.

17-4 PH stainless steel

CRAFTSMAN’S CRIBSHEET NUMBER 67: Dimensional Contraction of 17-4 PH Stainless Steel
The mechanical properties of 17-4 PH must be fully developed by age hardening from Condition A in order to reduce risk of failure and to take full advantage of the material’s capabilities. 17-4 PH is a martensitic precipitation hardening (age hardening) stainless steel that can provide both high strength and excellent corrosion resistance.

Truckload Rate Quotes Available Through PartnerShip
PartnerShip, the company that manages the PMPA Shipping Program, offers competitive rates on full and partial truckload shipments to all PMPA members!

Students training

Host a Successful Manufacturing Day Event
What are you doing October 5?

H & R Screw Machine Products

PMPA Member H & R Screw Machine Products Finds Success in its Wide Customer Base and Diverse Machining Capabilities
When it was founded in 1976, H & R Screw Machine Products was no more than a single Brown & Sharpe screw machine in a small building located behind the home of founder, David Halladay.


PMPA National Technical Conference Review: Regulatory Compliance Overview
On Tuesday morning at the Precision Machined Products Association National Technical Conference this year, I presented during a session discussing regulatory requirements that apply to our precision machining shops.


CRAFTSMAN’S CRIBSHEET NUMBER 66: 5 Ways Fine Austenitic Grain Size Affects a Machine Shop
While austenitic grain size is a result of chemistry, the changes it evokes in our processes are a result of material structure and properties, not just the chemical ingredients.


Four Steps to Gain Control of Inbound Shipping
The following article is presented by PartnerShip.

American Micro Products building

PMPA Member American Micro Inc. Finds Success in Diverse Product Offerings and Strong Customer Relationships
In 1953, Swiss immigrant Gerard Paroz left his home country for New York City to find work in the United States in the machine tool industry.

Product Categories of Precision Machined Products Association

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PMPA Speaking of Precision
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Precision Machining Technology Show