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August 9: Copper Development Association, TechSolve to Help PMPA Attendees Boost Productivity with Brass

During this year’s Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) National Technical Conference, Adam Estelle, Director – Rod & Bar for the Copper Development Association (CDA), and George Adinamis, Senior Engineer at TechSolve, will show attendees how they can reduce costs and cycle times significantly by producing parts from brass.


Through high-speed machining techniques, shops can cut brass from five to 20 times faster than they currently do to increase productivity, machine tool utilization and profitability.


According to the CDA, many U.S. machine shops are underutilizing the machinability of brass by as much as 85% in their part processing operations. Research shows that shops can machine the material at significantly faster feeds and speeds without compromising tool life, surface finish or chip control.


In their PMPA presentation, Estelle and Adinamis will unpack the business case for high-speed machining and discuss material capabilities backed by results from an extensive machinability research collaboration on brass, steel and stainless-steel alloys.  


Attendees will learn how their shops can quickly recoup an investment in modern machine tools by taking advantage of the high-speed machining capabilities of brass and its high chip recycling value. Two case studies will be presented to showcase results in production settings and the significant savings achieved by the participating shops.


Estelle’s and Adinamis’ presentation will be Monday, August 9, from 3:30-5 PM in Room #3 of the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, OH. The Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) runs in the days following the conference, from August 10-12 at the Convention Center.


For more information contact:

Copper Development Association Inc.


Precision Machining Technology Show


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