The Boston Tooling & Machining Association, Inc​​

​​Affiliate Chapter of The National Tooling & Machining Association

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

Working to help shape the future of Manufacturing

Welcome to the Boston Tooling & Machining Association

​​​​​BTMA is the Boston Chapter of the National Tooling & Machining Association, serving precision custom manufacturers in Eastern MA, New Hampshire, Maine, and Rhode Island.  Our member companies are some of the "best of the industry best" in New England.  We invite you to spend some time on our site to review our member services, chapter activities, and news items.  Learn why smart business owners join our Association.  Our primary purpose is to promote the precision custom manufacturing industry in the region and to provide our members with the services and information that will assist them in the successful operation of their businesses.
To learn more about us, we suggest you start with our About the BTMA page. You can learn more about membership, business & training resources.

Help Support the NRL!

Engage Manufacturing's
Next Generation Raffle

Feel free to click on the pictures to view in a larger format, and don't forget to watch the vide from the NRL National Competition!
Seed the future of manufacturing in your community and across the country.


Take advantage of this opportunity to directly influence technology education at your local high school and prepare students for careers in modern manufacturing. Tormach has generously donated to the NRL a PCNC 440 CNC Mill for this raffle. This machine is the perfect combination of performance and affordability with the precision and power for real-life manufacturing projects. Be the catalyst to develop a trained future workforce tailored to meet your business growth needs.

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All proceeds to benefit the National Robotics League, NTMA’s job-driven, project-based STEM learning experience to close the skills gap and promote pathways to careers in manufacturing.

Drawing will take place at the NTMA Fall Conference at 7 PM on October 24, 2018.Need not be present to win. Winner will not be responsible for any taxes if the prize is donated directly to a school or qualified youth organization.


Click here to purchase your raffle tickets
For the fourth consecutive year, NTMA is proud sponsor of Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). MFG Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturers from across the United States engage the talent pipeline by simply opening their doors and inviting the community in to tour and find out more about the exciting, rewarding manufacturing career pathway that they can offer.  We encourage you to join with the other manufacturers in recruiting and connecting with the future workforce, educating the public on manufacturing opportunities and showcasing your company’s growth and business success in a global economy.


MFG DAY RESOURCES
Thinking about hosting an MFG Day event? These resources can guide your planning process as you celebrate modern manufacturing in your organization!  Don’t forget…even though the official MFG Day is October 5th, 2018, any day of the year can be proclaimed Manufacturing Day!





SEVEN STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL PLANT TOUR By:
One Voice offers seven, easy steps to help you plan a plant tour for the community. Remember, the most effective way to educate people about manufacturing and the job opportunity that is available in the industry, is to give them a chance to see it firsthand. Down load your checklist today provided by OneVoice,

Mfg Day 2018


INVEST TODAY IN THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING
Over the next decade nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be needed and 2 million will go unfilled due to the current skills gap. The inability to meet labor demands continues to negatively impact your individual company and the nation’s economic growth unless action is taken by every NTMA member company.






NATIONAL ROBOTICS LEAGUE
NTMA’s flagship youth engagement program provides a key link between students, educators and NTMA members. Through exciting, gladiator-style robot creation and battle competitions, the NRL creates a skilled, tech-savvy labor force that can meet today’s needs of modern manufacturing, along with the needs of tomorrow, while sparking students interest in exploring manufacturing careers. We need your help in developing future manufacturing talent. Visit the NRL Industry Tool-Kit to get more information.
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Workshop: Smart Factories: Revolutionizing Manufacturing through Industry 4.0

When: Thursday October 18,2018

On behalf of our new NTMA President, Dean Bartles, we would like to extend the invitation from University of New Hampshire. The University of New Hampshire, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be hosting an all-day Workshop on Smart Factories: Revolutionizing Manufacturing through Industry 4.0 on Thursday, October 18. The event will be held at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.

Please join us to explore opportunities related to smart factories, including research presentations enabling Industry 4.0 technologies, discussions of large- and small-scale industrial partnerships and projects, and tours of related research facilities at the University of New Hampshire.  The effort may lead to a US National Science Foundation-supported Industrial/University Collaborative Research Center (I/UCRC) consortium. 



The agenda for the workshop as well as presenter information is available here, and registration can be found here. For questions or assistance with event registration, please contact Chris Dube using the linked box to Chris's email address. 

Information on Industrial/University Collaborative Research Center.
Contact Chris Dube to register
Register direct via UNH's Eventbrite Page

Your Invited to the
75th NTMA Awards Gala

It will be an anniversary celebration to remember! We invite you, our guests of honor, to walk the blue carpet at this black-tie optional event. We are celebrating 75 years of companies who adapt and develop with the changes that come with time. We are celebrating 75 years of companies that recognize that we are stronger when we support each other. We are celebrating 75 years of men and women who believe that through networking, education and advocacy we
are building our industry into a legacy for generations to come.

Join us in recognizing our Past Chairs, as we acknowledge those who have provided great leadership through the years. Our Founding Delegates, those companies who have been part of NTMA from the very beginning days, will be in attendance to present awards to NTMA members who are making monumental impacts on the future of our industry. We’ll award NTMA members with the Honor Award, William E. Hardman Award, Distinguished Service Award, LA Sommer Award and of course our Years of Service Awards. The NTMA will also proudly present the 6S Awards and announce this year’s Star Chapters, Most Improved Chapter and Chapter of the Year.

​It will be an evening to recognize excellence, honor our history and inspire future success. It will be an evening to acknowledge you— and your contributions to the precision metalworking industry.
Download a brochure about the event

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