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Subscribe to PMPA Podcasts

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

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

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. 

safety procedures booklet

5 Tips for Making Safety Part of Your Machine Shop Culture
These tips will help machine shop managers create a safety culture as well as manage and sustain it.

Why You Should Consider Standard Work

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.

Paperless Parts Partners With PMPA
Partnership to provide Industry 4.0 solutions to PMPA members to drive digital transformation 

5 Topics for Machine Shop Training

5 Topics for Machine Shop Training
These five safety topics should be a focus for your shop’s safety training in 2020, according to Miles Free, director of industry affairs, Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA).

PMPA’s Annual Meeting Pivot

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

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

From Unemployment to  Essential Worker — Adapt to Thrive

From Unemployment to Essential Worker — Adapt to Thrive
“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” - Peter Drucker

Let Them Move the Table

Let Them Move the Table
Empower your employees to make a lot of little changes and improvements to make their job in your machine shop easier. Small increments of improved efficiency add up quickly.

Working Smarter, Not Harder

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

Craftsman's Cribsheet: Unleaded Brass for Plumbing Use
Laws have outlawed the provision of plumbing systems containing significant amounts of lead.

Cate Smith working on the 2020-2021 budget. She makes sure that we are good stewards of our money and keeps the strategic plan on track to provide valuable, concierge service to our members.

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’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

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?

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

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

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?

PMPA Launches Best of Craftsman Cribsheet Series

PMPA Launches Best of Craftsman Cribsheet Series
The Precision Machined Products Association has curated collections of some of the most popular of its brief, practical guides and divided them into sections for technical, safety, shop management and quality.

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