The Boston Tooling & Machining Association, Inc​​

​​Affiliate Chapter of The National Tooling & Machining Association

PO Box 95, Dracut MA 01826  978-457-5881

Welcome to our Newsletter & Events Calendar

All of our regional events will be posted on Eventbrite. To learn more about each event just click on the registration button! ​

Boston Centerless Launches New Website

Woburn, MA – November 1, 2017 -- Boston Centerless, a leading manufacturer and distributor of precision raw materials and preparation services, announced today the launch of its newly designed website, The completely revamped website features a streamlined and simplified design, improved functionality and enriched content areas to help customers fulfill their raw material needs.

“We are thrilled to debut our new company website to our customers, partners and suppliers who are looking to understand the scope of our products and services,” said Steven Tamasi, CEO of Boston Centerless. “The redesign of our website is yet another way Boston Centerless is committed to creating the best overall customer experience for our customers”.

The website includes videos regarding the importance of straightness, diameter tolerance and roundness on Swiss screw machining operations as well as a variety of tools to assist with material selection. Visitors are encouraged to explore the new website and join the Boston Centerless mailing list to receive important product and service information as it becomes available.

About Boston Centerless

Boston Centerless supplies customers worldwide with precision ground bar materials for close tolerance CNC Swiss machining applications. The company also provides grinding services, material testing and validation for bar products, CNC Swiss consulting services, and manufactures a line of ultra-precise gages. For more information, visit To visit their website, just click on the logo below.

Event Date: Thursday November 2nd,2017
Seats Location: Promenade Suite
Gate Opens at 6:00 PM
Puck Drops at 7 pm!

The pucks are about the drop on the new season for our beloved Bruins! We invite you to join us when our Bruins take on the Las Vegas Golden Knights!  We have again reserved the Garden Promenade Suite. The suite is located "center ice" on the highest level of the arena. Just ask anyone who has joined our group in the past, the view is just amazing! And, yes the picture displayed above is the view from the seats. And before we go any further, we need to thank our most wonderful sponsors for the evening. All monies generated will assist in supporting our new educational engagement program for middle school & high school students. COMPUMACHINE is our Stanley Cup Buffet Sponsor. YG-1 Tool, is our Team Player Sponsor provide our prizes for the intermission raffle. Each participant will eligible for the intermission raffle! Our Team Assist Sponsor is upping our game for our education fundraiser raffle, with a much larger raffle prize this year! 

The Stanley Cup Sponsor

Providing Winning Customer Service! 

The Team Play Sponsor​
​​​YG-1 Tool Company
Our team has your tooling needs covered! 
Click to connect with  YG-1's Bob Field

Team Assist Sponsor
Score your business success with Salem Five’s Team Assist of Business Insurance Coverage.
​Click to connect with SalemFive's Bud Siciliano 

Our evening will feature snacks and a in suite cash bar and a Bruins gift items. We have purchased 60 tickets for the night, and we hope to see you there!

Purchase Deadline:  October 24,2017   (or until all tickets are sold, whichever comes first). Tickets are first come, first served. There are (2) options to purchase tickets. 

To register and purchase tickets just click on the button

#1 is to purchase tickets using the RSVP Paid Ticket, where Eventbrite's processes the credit card. 

#2 is for BTMA members only and wish have an invoice emailed directly to them, however all tickets must be paid for in advance. 

Please note:                                   
1.) In order to offer tickets to as many companies as possible, we reserve the right to limit the # of tickets any one company may purchase.
2.)All tickets must be paid for in advanced.
3.) The suite contains both ledge seating and hi‐top table seating therefore an order of multiple tickets may include both types of seats.
4.)Tickets are not refundable. 

Welcome New Members!

Please join the board of directors in welcoming our newest members listed to the right. We have provide a link from their logo to their individual websites. we invite you to visit their websites! 

You’re invited to Toyoda’s SPEED vs. POWER"

Speed and power go head to head in Toyoda's latest lunch seminar to determine the most efficient
process to maximize material removal rates.

You’re invited to Toyoda’s SPEED vs. POWER
Wednesday, November 8th,2017
10:30 am to 2:00 PM

The Day’s Agenda:
11:00 AM - Seminar I
12:00 PM – Lunch on site
1:00 PM - Seminar II
Attendees are free to stay after for Q & A
To register for the event, please click on the link to visit their site, 

Mastercam utilizes steel to demonstrate on Toyoda’s FH630SX-I HMC, how users can create Dynamic Roughing Toolpaths with two different approaches – High feedrates or High material engagement. One approach utilizes machine speed, while the other uses machine Power.

Sandvik Coromant will take on the LA-250 Takisawa turning center to showcase how heavy material removal using CoroTurn Prime® and PrimeTurning™ can work in your shop’s favor when choosing the proper inserts. This new technology uses small entering angles, efficient edge utilization and fast tool indexing which changes the game in all-directional turning.

Featured Machines:

Horizontal Linear Turning Centers

Horizontal Boxway Turning Center

Stealth VQ1060
Vertical Linear Machining Center

Horizontal Linear Turning Centers

Click to register

New Working Partners of the BTMA

Some of our members are already involved with MASSMEP, however many are not. The Board of Directors is pleased to announce our new working partnership with MASSMEP. MASSMEP has regional staff to assist in training programs to meet our member’s needs. MASSMEP supports for MACWIC. The mission of the MACWIC is to preserve manufacturing knowledge and to execute the transfer of knowledge and critical skills to the current and future workforce. This will be done through the development of relevant deployable curriculum in partnership with Workforce Training Providers, Vocational Technical High Schools, Community Colleges and Universities. Wondering about grant opporunities, MASSMEP can help with that process as well. To learn more about MASSMEP please click on their logo above.

MASSMEP also has a unique training tool which is FREE to use. is free to use and provides entry level training online, with documented results which can be reviewed. We have loaded their brochure for your review all you need to do is down load your copy to learn more! To visit their LearnCNCskills site, just click on the "learn CNC Skills" logo or down load their brochure on this fabulous free training! 
Download Learn CNC Skills Brochure

Free Training from Microsoft on the next generation of computer programs and cloud computing!

We all depend on computers and various programs to manage our operations. We are partnering to provide training on the latest software applications that Microsoft offers. Perhaps the bigger question is, are we leveraging the software to our greatest advantage? Do we really understand the risks of cyber breaches? We believe in partnering with Microsoft we can all learn the best practices available. We are working closely with Microsoft so that we can provide onsite training for our members or even possible regional training sessions to cut travel time down. So, as the saying goes, stay tuned for more exciting details, you won’t want to miss out on FREE Training. If you would specifically like to be connected to Microsoft Small Business Training please click on the box to send off an email now! 

  • Fundamentals of Office 365: These workshops are designed to help you discover the skills and tools to get the most out of your Office subscription or show you how Office applications can help you improve productivity and get things done.

  • What’s New with Office 2016: Small Business Edition: Dig deep into the key features to help your business achieve more with Office 2016. Learn more about the enhanced security features build into Office 2016 to protect your data anymore, and the new tools to allow teams to simultaneously work on documents anywhere and at any time.

  • Cybersecurity for Small Business: Explore key cybersecurity risks facing small and medium businesses and the steps you can take to avoid and prevent them, financial and legal implications of data breaches to business owners, common tactics used by criminals and the red flags that can help you identify them, and how to develop a proactive strategy to protect your business.
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                                                High-profile cyber attacks on companies such as Target and Sears have raised awareness of the growing threat                                                 of cyber crime. Recent surveys conducted by the Small Business Authority, Symantec, Kaspersky Lab and the                                                   National Cybersecurity Alliance suggest that many small business owners are still operating under a false sense                                                 of cyber security.

                                                The statistics of these studies are grim; the vast majority of U.S. small businesses lack a formal Internet security                                                 policy for employees, and only about half have even rudimentary cybersecurity measures in place. Furthermore,                                                 only about a quarter of small business owners have had an outside party test their computer systems to ensure                                                   they are hacker proof, and nearly 40 percent do not have their data backed up in more than one location.

Don’t Equate Small with Safe
Despite significant cybersecurity exposures, 85 percent of small business owners believe their company is safe from hackers, viruses, malware or a data breach. This disconnect is largely due to the widespread, albeit mistaken,
belief that small businesses are unlikely targets for cyber attacks. In reality, data thieves are simply
looking for the path of least resistance. Symantec’s study found that 40 percent of attacks are
against organizations with fewer than 500 employees.

Outside sources like hackers aren’t the only way your company can be attacked—often, smaller companies
have a family-like atmosphere and put too much trust in their employees. This can lead to complacency,
which is exactly what a disgruntled or recently fired employee needs to execute an attack on the business.

Attacks Could Destroy Your Business
As large companies continue to get serious about data security, small businesses are becoming increasingly attractive targets—and the results are often devastating for small business owners.

According to the Kaspersky Lab, the average annual cost of cyber attacks to small and medium-sized businesses was over $200,000 in 2014. Most small businesses don’t have that kind of money lying around, and as a result, nearly 60 percent of the small businesses victimized by a cyber attack close permanently within six months of the attack. Many of these businesses put off making necessary improvements to their cyber security protocols until it was too late because they feared the costs would be prohibitive.

10 Ways to Prevent Cyber Attacks

Even if you don’t currently have the resources to bring in an outside expert to test your computer systems and make security recommendations, there are simple, economical steps you can take to reduce your risk of falling victim to a costly cyber attack:
1.     Train employees in cyber security principles.
2.     Install, use and regularly update antivirus and antispyware software on every computer used in your business.
3.     Use a firewall for your Internet connection.
4.     Download and install software updates for your operating systems and applications as they become available.
5.     Make backup copies of important business data and information.
6.     Control physical access to your computers and network components.
7.     Secure your Wi-Fi networks. If you have a Wi-Fi network for your workplace make sure it is secure and hidden.
8.     Require individual user accounts for each employee.
9.     Limit employee access to data and information, and limit authority to install software.
10.     Regularly change passwords.

In addition to the listed tips, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provides a tool for small businesses that can create and save a custom cyber security plan for your company, choosing from a menu of expert advice to address your specific business needs and concerns. It can be found at

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