Tsugami/Rem Sales to Host Second PMPA “Mini-Tech” Conference

The conference, to be held November 17, 2015, will provide machine demonstrations and sessions devoted to production risk assessment and problem solving.

Tsugami/Rem Sales will host the Precision Machined Products Association’s (PMPA’s) second annual East Coast Mini-Tech Conference November 17, 2015 at its Windsor, Connecticut, facility.

“Last year’s Mini-Tech Conference at Rem Sales was so well received that we decided to make it an annual event,” says Monte Guitar, technical program director with the PMPA.

The conference targets precision machine shop workers in the Northeast U.S. and will include 6 hours of training on such topics as production risk assessment and technical problem solving, as well as an interactive machining demonstration.

“This isn’t the type of educational conference that puts people to sleep,” Mr. Guitar says, adding that participants will, for example, be asked to analyze a part drawing and discuss the challenges of manufacturing the part from the perspective of an engineer, operator and quality controller’s perspective. “The focus will not be on how quickly the part can be produced, but rather on the risk assessment that must be taken into account for successful production,” he says.

Tsugami/Rem Sales will review machining concepts and demonstrate them on the shop floor during the interactive machining segment of the training. This year’s conference will feature the heavy-duty Tsugami M08SY CNC turning center.

Tsugami/Rem Sales Vice President Mike Mugno says that his company enjoys hosting such events: “Helping machinists make better parts is at the heart of what we do, and we all learn something new in the process.”

The event is open to the public, with registration available at pmpa.org. PMPA members can earn 0.6 CEU credits for participating.