Precision Machined Products Association

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


As Seen In Production Machining

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.

PMPA National Technical Conference

National Technical Conference Recap: Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist
In today’s fast-changing world, changing materials requirements make materials knowledge essential for machinists to successfully deliver parts to spec.

Being a First Timer at PMPA's Tech Conference
At his first PMPA National Technical Conference, Bart Bishop experienced a whirlwind of new faces and knowledge.  

Austenitic grain size

CRAFTSMAN’S CRIBSHEET NUMBER 65: 5 Ways Coarse Austenitic Grain Size Affects Your Machine Shop
Steel has a coarse austenitic grain size, a material characteristic that is usually reported on test reports and certification documents for the steel materials machined in shops, a result of not adding grain refining elements to a heat of steel.

Nancy Peterson

Training the Next Generation: Two PMPA Members Selected for 2018 STEP Awards
Nancy Peterson, chairman and CEO of Peterson Tool, and Joan Wrenn, co-owner, Hudson Precision Products, were this year’s nominees by PMPA for the Manufacturing Institute’s 2018 STEP Awards for excellence in manufacturing.

Clarence H. Gosiger

PMPA Technical Member Gosiger High Volume Finds Success in Customer Support and Offering a Niche Product Line
More than 90 years ago, Clarence H. Gosiger founded the C. H. Gosiger Machinery Company in Dayton, Ohio. Today, the business is still family owned and has evolved to become a leading supplier and servicer of CNC machines and manufacturing technology. 

Human Performance System

When Things Go Bad, Don’t Ask Who, Ask ...
The performer is only one aspect of our system of providing products to our customers.

Aerospace Industry Veterans See Supplier Consolidation Trend
The special coverage article “Aerospace Roundup: Are OEMs Consolidating Suppliers” features interviews with six industry veterans. They explain capabilities they are adding to stay competitive and retain customers.


CRAFTSMAN’S CRIBSHEET NUMBER 64: Leaded Steels: What You Should Know
Lead is not banned by the European Union’s “End of Life Vehicles Regulations” for machining purposes in steel, aluminum and brass.

Product Categories of Precision Machined Products Association

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Consulting Services
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Training of All Types, Including Audiovisual/Internet

Trade Names

PMPA Speaking of Precision
Precision Machined Products Association
Precision Machining Technology Show