National Tooling and Machining Association

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Two Companies Recognized with 2020 Reshoring Award
Die-Tech & Engineering and Trenton Forging Company received the 2020 National Metalworking Reshoring Award in recognition of their success in bringing manufacturing back to the United States.

NTMA, PMA Survey: Manufacturers Don't Expect Economic Recovery Until 2021
The survey of NTMA and PMA members revealed manufacturers’ experiences under the pandemic and desire for continued federal economic support.

US Trade Associations Send Open Letter to Manufacturers  Addressing Coronavirus

US Trade Associations Send Open Letter to Manufacturers Addressing Coronavirus
The open letter addresses manufacturing CEOs, suggesting that they turn to member companies in the case of supply chain disruptions from the coronavirus. 

jd machine

For This CNC Machine Shop, Growth is Both Wonderful and Hard
JD Machine’s sales have nearly doubled since 2013 when it was a Top Shops winner. Developing a workforce to support that growth is a challenge the shop is meeting head-on.

Manufacturing Blockchain Adoption Accelerates

Manufacturing Blockchain Adoption Accelerates
A recent partnership exposes more CNC machining businesses to a technology that could automate the front office.

NTMA Appoints New President

NTMA Appoints New President
Roger Atkins has been part of the association since the 1970s and has served in every NTMA officer position both locally and nationally. 

machine shop training

Is Gen Z the Answer to the Skills Gap?
There are signs this generation could be. But it might take effort on your part presenting your shop’s capabilities and career opportunities in different ways.

News of Note: July 2019

News of Note: July 2019
New options for training young folks, NTMA offers blockchain services, a new partnership promoting additive manufacturing in aerospace work, and other industry news.

NTMA and PMA Applaud Federal Workforce Development Grants
The grants, together with the Labor Department’s plans to award an additional $100 million in grants to further promote apprenticeships, were applauded by the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA).

NTMA Partners with Blockchain Supply Chain Firm SyncFab
SyncFab uses blockchained “smart contracts” and data-driven methods to optimize the external supply chain available to OEM buyers.

Harry Moser and Greg Owens

Sherrill Manufacturing Recognized for Success in Reshoring
The award is given by the Reshoring Initiative, PMA, AMT, and NTMA honoring companies for effectively reshoring products, parts or tooling made by metalworking.

The Reshoring Initiative, PMA, AMT and NTMA Launch Reshoring Award
Companies that have successfully reshored products, parts or tooling made primarily by metal forming, fabricating, casting or machining, including additive manufacturing, are invited to apply for the Reshoring Award.

Rohm and Master WorkHolding representatives shaking hands

News of Note: October 2018
The NTMA appoints a new president, Röhm acquires Master WorkHolding, Renishaw opens new demo center and more industry news. 

NTMA Appoints Dean Bartles President
The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) recently announced the appointment of Dean Bartles as its new president.

Voice command of CNC machine tool using Athena

Will Voice Recognition Enable a Transformational HMI for Machine Tools? (See Video)
A new digital assistant for machining brings voice control to various CNC types and voice-actuated access to machine-tool-related information. Given its promise to free shopfloor personnel to work more effectively, one machine tool builder sees it as a potentially game-changing development.

Allied Machine & Engineering tools

Allied Machine Donates Tools and Time to LA-NTMA Training Center
Allied Machine & Engineering has partnered with the Los Angeles NTMA Training Center to donate tools and conduct demonstrations for student training.

okuma dream site facility

Machining Technology Trip to Japan
A recent trip with NTMA members to Okuma and Big Daishowa manufacturing facilities provided the opportunity to learn about their in-house production capabilities and new machining technology offerings.

Mark Albert introduces panel at MFG Meeting

Thinking about Current Manufacturing Trends
The recent MFG Meeting covered topics that capture the “ponderables” for forward-thinking manufacturing companies.

NTMA Offers Healthcare Coverage to Members and Their Employees
The plans include medical, dental, life, vision and disability insurance.

Do Not Underestimate Your Value to Customers, and Other Advice for Shops
Sharing a few of the takeaways from the recent NTMA Sales and Marketing Conference.

The Attentiveness Gap
American visitors to Japan noticed the focus of manufacturing employees there.

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