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Allied Machine Partners With the LA Chapter NTMA Training Centers
Allied Machine Partners With the LA Chapter NTMA Training Centers

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Deborah Belew
Allied Machine & Engineering

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Dover, OH - Allied Machine & Engineering, a leading manufacturer of holemaking and hole finishing tools joins forces with the Los Angeles chapter of NTMA (National Tooling and Machining Association) in an effort to provide top of the line resources and real-life precision machining expertise.  In June, Allied donated several tooling sets to NTMA’s LA training centers. The selection includes high-end cutting tools from their drilling, boring and thread milling product lines. In coordination with LANTMA board member Darin Martinez, President Brian Grigson, and executive directors Carey Knutson, Kaity Van Amersfort, and Norma Meza, the tools will be used in training demonstrations and available for student use. Nate Craine, Allied’s highly trained regional field sales engineer, will be volunteering to conduct classroom demonstrations throughout the year at both the Ontario and Santa Fe Springs NTMA Training Centers of South California.

 Career opportunities in manufacturing are growing as the industry makes huge strides in advanced technology and product innovations. At the same time, baby boomers are retiring and manufacturers struggle to find qualified, job-ready machinists to fill the looming skills gap. NTMA and Allied Machine both share a strong commitment to inspiring the next generation to think about manufacturing differently. Together, they share a passion to provide the most advanced tools and expertise available in order to offer the best machine technology training for the 21st century. Through this generous tooling donation, live classroom demos, & the addition of Allied’s unique knowledge of holemaking to supplement LA/NTMA’s current curriculum, the two groups look forward to shaping the next generation of precision machinists.

“I am excited to get our tools on the machines and demonstrate best practices for holemaking & thread milling in real-world scenarios,” Craine states. “We’re proud to partner with the LA chapter of NTMA which has been accredited by the NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) and is the largest of 35 regional NTMA chapters. I’m looking forward to working with current trainers Steve Bui, Ed McLean, John Templeton, and Steve Yackel and really appreciate this opportunity. ”  Mr. Craine will present an overview of the unique nature of holemaking in metal, demonstrations of their GEN3SYS XT Pro & Revolution drills, Wohlhaupter MultiBore precision boring tool system, and the AccuThread thread mill. He will also provide programs for threadmills and speeds/feeds for all Allied drills demonstrated. Machines utilized in training curriculum include HAAS VF-2 & several manual drill presses with demos being run in 6061 aluminum. Class sizes range from ten to twenty students and provide the perfect environment for maximum participation. The next sessions scheduled for July include Machinist Training, Ontario Inspection – CNC – MasterCam, and Santa Fe Springs Inspection – CNC – MasterCam.

That generation of machinists will need continuous training to remain competitively skilled in advanced machinery operation. With over 75 years of experience in the unique demands of holemaking, Allied Machine & Engineering stated they are grateful for opportunities to share solutions with career centers, machine shops, and the manufacturing industry and appreciate partnering with groups like NTMA who are just as passionate about educating our future machining workforce. For more information on the product donated please visit or call 330.343.4283.

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