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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.

Etco Receives NTMA Employer of the Year Award
The performance of three Etco apprentices earned the company recognition from the Florida West Coast chapter of the NTMA.

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.

Chris Kaiser and Jack Burley

Big Kaiser President, CEO Receives NTMA Distinguished Service Award
Chris Kaiser is praised by the association for being a manufacturing advocate.

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

MFG Meeting 2016 Focuses on U.S. Manufacturing Trends, Economic Outlook
Over 400 executives were in attendance at the California conference.

Swiss Technology Tour

Swiss Technology Tour
A recent Switzerland tour organized by the NTMA revealed insights on machine and spindle collision protection, fluids for deep-hole drilling and more.

NTMA 2014 Board Chairman Elected
The new chair plans to help attract more young people to careers in precision manufacturing.

MFG Meeting Declared a Success
The event took place in March.

The MFG Meeting Returns
The event takes place in March.

TCI President to Serve on NTMA Executive Team
John Belzer, president of TCI Precision Metals (Gardena, California) has agreed to fill a vacancy on the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) executive team effective immediately through March 2013.

MFG.com, NTMA Partner on Reshoring
MFG.com and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) have announced a strategic partnership to accelerate reshoring and job creation in the United States.

NTMA Purchasing Fair, amerimold to Co-Locate
Gardner Publications (GPI) and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) have agreed to co-locate their respective amerimold and NTMA Purchasing Fair events in 2012.

NTMA, PMA Praise Currency Legislation
The National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) praised the Senate’s passage of the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Act, a bill designed to address currency manipulation by U.S. trade partners including China.   “U.S. manufacturers can compete with anyone if provided a level playing field; however, currency manipulation negatively impacts the ability of U.S. businesses—and small manufacturers in particular—to compete in the global marketplace,” the organizations said through a joint statement. “This bill is one step toward addressing this long-standing problem, and we urge the House of Representatives to pass this legislation as quickly as possible.”   The joint statement was issued through “One Voice,” a collaborative effort through which the two organizations combine their federal government advocacy programs.

Industry Organizations Commend Skills Initiative
Industry organizations reacted positively to President Obama’s announcement of a new system for standardizing manufacturing training credentials. The Manufacturing Skills Certification System was announced as an expansion to Skills For America’s Future, a workforce development initiative launched last year with the aim of improving collaboration between industry and community colleges.

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