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Quality — A Better Definition for Manufacturing

Quality is a critical factor in manufacturing. Has the definition changed over the years? 
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The Precision Machining Technology Show: Live and In-Person!

PMTS 2021 will be one of the first opportunities for the metalworking industry to personally connect during a live event in over 18 months! This industry thrives on personal connection, and seeing how the machining processes work in person. Register today!

Steel Defects Slivers on Rolled Steel Products

Steel defects slivers are, by their very nature, “injurious defects,” and as such rejectable.
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How Emotional Intelligence Helps Sustain a Workforce — Part 2

The lack of available skilled workers is an ongoing issue. A leader with Emotional Intelligence can leverage those skills to keep the workers they have. 
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OSHA Emphasis Programs — What is On Regulator’s Radar for Precision Machining

OSHA Emphasis Programs (also called directions, directive or instructions) impact precision machining nationally and regionally. Miles has researched and listed the programs relevant to precision machining. 
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Steel Defects Seams on Rolled Steel Products

Learn how to detect and avoid defect seams in rolled steel products.
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How Emotional Intelligence Helps Sustain a Workforce — Part 1

The lack of available skilled workers is an ongoing issue. It’s easier to keep a good employee than to find one. A leader can leverage Emotional Intelligence skills to keep the workers they have. 
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What Makes a Production Machining Shop a Production Machining Shop?

A production machining shop is one that makes the things that give us the highest standard of living and safety, and quality of life.
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Recovery, Recrystallization and Grain Growth — Three Phases of Annealing

Below are some of the terms and effects applicable to annealing steel.

Highest and Best Use for Operating Expenses

To keep your business going, you need more than workforce, equipment and materials. PMPA Affinity Partners can enhance your workforce safety, protect your investment in plant and equipment, provide lower costs for energy and shipping, and expedite your quoting process.

Data-Driven Manufacturing — Profitability GPS

What data drives your shop? Here’s an unexpected look at the kinds of data that you ought to be using to make your shop the most competitive and sustainable that it can. Spoiler alert — no new sensors or IT technologies are required to get the payback from these data tools.

Cold Work: Work Hardening and Your Precision Machining Shop

The pros and cons of cold work, work hardening.
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Welcome Tom Halladay, PMPA’s New Board President

Tom Halladay talks about  H&R Screw Machine Products, his history with PMPA and his vision for PMPA this year. 
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Finishing Services that Remove or Reshape the Component Surface

Cribsheet provided by PMPA member Pioneer Service Inc., Addison, Illinois
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Interview with Cate Smith About PMPA’s Annual Meeting 2020

PMPA’s executive director, Cate Smith, shares her first experience at PMPA’s Annual Meeting which took place in person on October 22-25 at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgeville, Missouri.

Precision Machining — What Has Changed Since COVID-19 Began?

Is new technology the change? The essential workers that have been making parts that make a difference are the real change — and it is a positive change that bodes well for manufacturing, workforce and our economy.

The Most Common Types of Finishing Services for Precision Machined Components - Part 2

Cribsheet provided by PMPA member Pioneer Service Inc., Addison, Illinois

Cold Work: Work Hardening and Your Precision Machining Shop

The pros and cons of cold work, work hardening.
#pmpa

Welcome Tom Halladay, PMPA’s New Board President

Tom Halladay talks about  H&R Screw Machine Products, his history with PMPA and his vision for PMPA this year. 
#pmpa

Finishing Services that Remove or Reshape the Component Surface

Cribsheet provided by PMPA member Pioneer Service Inc., Addison, Illinois
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Interview with Cate Smith About PMPA’s Annual Meeting 2020

PMPA’s executive director, Cate Smith, shares her first experience at PMPA’s Annual Meeting which took place in person on October 22-25 at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgeville, Missouri.

Precision Machining — What Has Changed Since COVID-19 Began?

Is new technology the change? The essential workers that have been making parts that make a difference are the real change — and it is a positive change that bodes well for manufacturing, workforce and our economy.

The Most Common Types of Finishing Services for Precision Machined Components - Part 2

Cribsheet provided by PMPA member Pioneer Service Inc., Addison, Illinois