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Ryan Pohl, president of Expert Technical Training, is both a journeyman CNC machinist and a certified manufacturing teacher with a master’s degree in Industrial Training and Development. He has industrial teaching experience at high school and college levels, as well as experience as training director for a successful tool and die company.
Computer Numerical Control
If CNC is your thing, then Mike Lynch is your guy. Mike is founder and president of a leading CNC training and consulting firm, as well as an innovator and sage in the CNC realm. His monthly column in MMS, "CNC Tech Talk," has been contributing to the CNC cause for years.
General Manufacturing Management
Wayne S. Chaneski, noted manufacturing consultant and author of MMS' monthly "Competing Ideas" column, has years of practical applications experience in improving all manner of manufacturing processes. Wayne can lend real-world perspective to your manufacturing challenges and will try to answer your questions on manufacturing management, specifically in the areas of lean/agile/cellular manufacturing.
Metalworking Business Index
Steve Kline, Jr. is a market analyst at Gardner Publications, Inc., a publishing company that offers information and research for the durable goods manufacturing industries. He researches and produces Gardner’s Metalworking Business Index and Gardner’s Capital Spending Survey. He is also a frequent contributor to MMS Online’s blog. Mr. Kline graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor of science in civil engineering and a MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Cincinnati.
High Speed Machining
Dr. Tom Delio is one of the nation's leading authorities on high speed machining and machine tool dynamics. He is a co-founder of BlueSwarf, a firm specializing in products and services related to machine-tool vibration analysis. Dr. Delio has helped numerous manufacturers use higher-rpm machine tools more effectively.
Mark Larson, manager of titanium process development for Makino, currently leads development activities in the company’s new Global Titanium R&D center in Mason, Ohio. His particular focus is achieving more effective titanium milling processes.
MAG’s aersospace machining team offers expertise at cutting aerospace materials including aluminum, hard alloys and composites. Ask questions on machine and control issues, processes, tooling and coolant recommendations, and other challenges related to aircraft part production.
Inspection & Measuring Equipment
Renishaw develops technologies related to coordinate measurement and precise machine positioning. Three teams of experts are available. Direct your question to the CMM Inspection group, the Machine Tool Part Inspection group, or a group dedicated to Fine-Tuning Machine Tools.
John Bradford is micromachining R&D team leader for Makino. Currently he works on contract micromachining challenges as part of Hummingbird Precision Machine, a partner company with Makino focused on developing and applying micromachining expertise.
George Schuetz is the Director of Precision Gages, for Mahr Federal, Inc., of Providence, RI. His column, "Quality Gaging Tips," appears monthly in Modern Machine Shop. Once you submit your Gaging-related question to George, please allow a reasonable time for him to research and respond.
Greg Eckerman has advised and led organizations through Lean and Six Sigma transformations. Formerly COO of GlobalVantage, he has also been the managing director of the Six Sigma Academy. At AlliedSignal Aerospace, he led the company’s Design for Six Sigma program.