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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.

Production Machining COVID-19 coverage

Our Precision Machining Industry Responds
This moment-in-time article describes the challenges multiple precision machine shops faced — and met — to support customers’ and employees’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Legacy Policies are Dead. Long Live the New Policies!

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.

New Podcast Reports on Technology, Management, Safety and Quality

New Podcast Reports on Technology, Management, Safety and Quality
The “Speaking of Precision Podcast: Monday with Miles” features Miles Free, sharing his precision machining industry knowledge with listeners.

Will This CNC Machining Magazine Editor Choose Comfort or Change?

Will This CNC Machining Magazine Editor Choose Comfort or Change?
That’s the question I asked myself when presented with the opportunity to become this magazine’s next editor in chief. I chose change.

12 Working from Home Leadership Tips

12 Working from Home Leadership Tips
As companies focus on social distancing, the PMPA has suggestions for providing good leadership while employees are working at home.

Jim Preston Jr. from Meier Screw Products & Mfg. Co. works the LEGO® challenge with Diane Edwards from Peterson Tool Company, Inc.

Update on Update
Just before the Covid-19 overtook the country, Precision Machined Products Association was able to hold its annual Update Conference. 

Better Together Even When We’re Apart

Better Together Even When We’re Apart
The first four months Cate Smith spent as PMPA’s Executive Director. 

Precision Machining Industry Comes Together to Save Lives

Precision Machining Industry Comes Together to Save Lives
PMPA member shops offered their capabilities to help the healthcare industry in its desperate need of ventilators for coronavirus patients. 

CNC Machine Shop Responds to Demand for Ventilator Valves

CNC Machine Shop Responds to Demand for Ventilator Valves
In light of needs to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Smith and Richardson has boosted production of six components used in ventilator valves. Here’s a bit about how the shop is managing this.

W.H. Bagshaw Co. — 150 Years of Precision Machining, Manufacturing Careers,  Families and the Community

W.H. Bagshaw Co. — 150 Years of Precision Machining, Manufacturing Careers, Families and the Community
What lessons can we learn from a precision manufacturing company that has thrived its way through the past three industrial revolutions?

OSHA Inspection Priorities Update 2019-2020
Late in 2019 OSHA revised its inspection priority weighting system.

Growth of a Company

Growth of a Company
Peterson Tool Co. was founded in 1958 by John L. Peterson, Sr., with a $500 loan and 1,000-sq.-ft. barn in a town outside of Nashville, Tennessee. More than 60 years later, Peterson Tool fills 40,000 sq. ft. between two adjacent facilities and serves 30 countries.

Effective Communication: Who

Effective Communication: Who
The answer to “Who” isn’t just a name — it’s a person. Discover the different communication preferences for each generation. 

Product Categories of Precision Machined Products Association

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Consulting Services
Trade Associations, Societies, Governmental Agencies
Training of All Types, Including Audiovisual/Internet

Trade Names

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PMPA Speaking of Precision
PMTS
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Precision Machining Technology Show