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

​​​​​The BTMA is the regional 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.
We invite you to join for our
SkillsUSA Scholarship Awards Night
May 22,2019
Blackstone Valley Regional Tech High School
Start time is 4:30 pm

We are thrilled to announce our SkillsUSA Scholarship Awards Night at Blackstone Valley Regional Technical High School, located in Upton, Ma. Our gold medal winners will be attending to accept their awards, prize packs and travel scholarship monies. This provides you our members a unique opportunity to meet our state champions and learn from them what they thought of the competition and what inspires them. You will also be invited to tour the school machine tool lab. You will also get to meet Blackstone's machine tool instructor Mr. James Woodman. Mr. Woodman loves his school, students and SkillsUSA.  For many years Mr. Woodman helped organize all the metal trades competition which included welding, automated manufacturing, sheet metal plus our three competitions! That's a lot to manage and keep straight! We thank Mr. Woodman for all of his hard work and efforts.
Although they are our state champions, they are in the process of completing their paperwork so we can learn more about their future goals.  But here is what we do know.

Our CNC Turning State Champion, Richard Sousa is a returning champ! Richard is a senior this year at Diman RVTHS. Richard was our gold medalist last year for CNC Turning and at nationals, he came home with the silver! Richard is working industry, and from what we hear he is amazing at his job site. And yes, he is working at a BTMA member company! That member company got involved with the school he attends and SkillsUSA because of the success of the students. 

Our CNC Tech State Champion is Bryan Richards. Bryan is a senior and from Whittier Vocational RTHS. Whittier Vocational is the same school that last year's CNC Tech Champion attended! Interesting to note the advisory board at the school has lots of BTMA members who are engaging the students! Bryan is a senior and is very focused on his career in the industry. He looks forward to mastering his craft by continuing his education while he works in the industry.

Our CNC Milling state champion is Devon Mullen from Assabet Valley RTHS. Devon is a junior at Assabet and is already planning a career in the industry long term. Devon was highly motivated to succeed at the MA SkillsUSA competition. He wanted to make it to the national competition to meet other students who were in the manufacturing trades! He looks forward to the national competition and long-term plans on working in the industry as a machinist.

Regional Chapter Booth at Eastec May 14th to 16th,2019

A Special thank you to CompuMachine for their Sponsorship ​​​​​​
of our Regional Chapter Booth!​​​

The regional chapters of the National Tooling & Machining Association; Boston Tooling & Machining Association, (BTMA) Connecticut Tooling & Machining Association, (CT-NTMA) and Western MA National Tooling & Machining Association, (WMNTMA) are pleased to announce we will be participating at the Eastec Tradeshow in West Springfield May 14th to May 16th, 2019. Our booth will be in building 5.  The chapter’s national affiliate; National Tooling & Machining Association will also be participating and manning a booth in building 1! Our regional booth will be manned by board members of all three chapters and provides an opportunity for you our member to stop by and visit. NTMA will available to discuss any questions you may have about services and benefits as well in their booth.


We are extremely grateful for the sponsorship support which has led to this fabulous opportunity.  We would like to thank CompuMachine for being our premier sponsor. We sat down with CompuMachine to discuss why they chose to sponsor.​​​​​​​​

Dave, you have been involved and committed in many different aspects of the association and activities why do you do it?

We strongly believe that communication and partnership with our fellow members and prospective members alike fosters local growth and make us all stronger. We start at the local community level to help strengthen the base, which helps the state economic manufacturing sector, and that moves forward to the nation’s ability to be stronger in the future.

Chris, what is CompuMachines reason for supporting the BTMA?                                                                       
Our objective as a member is to support the continually advancing manufacturing technologies that drive our industry and promote the development of the next generation whom will be the future of manufacturing and continue to move our industry forward.
Dave, how long have you been a member of the BTMA and what do you think you have gotten as a benefit?
Compumachine has been a proud member of the BTMA for over 30 year. Over the course of our membership we have been fortunate not only to work with some of our other members as a supplier but also to learn from them.​

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Dave, you set up a new lab at Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School a few years back. Can you share why you did that, how did that happen?
Well, to be honest, it all started because my customers and friends here in the immediate area said they couldn’t find qualified help. So, I went to over to the school and started the discussion.  It was a lot of work to make it happen but in the end, I think we achieved the results the school and instructors wanted. The plan was to set up and lab which allowed the students to start their career with success.  The mono focus was designed to provide training for the precision CNC operations along with the tool and die sector.​​

Dave, why did you decide to sponsor the booth?

I saw this as an opportunity to support an organization that has been committed to development of the next generation worker, business resources and technologies. It’s just not about the BTMA but the other regional chapters. All the chapters have resources that help the members. I know how hard it can be to be visible to the larger audience. I wanted to give back something that would help raise the awareness of the organization.


The boards of the regional chapters would like to thank CompuMachine for their support and we hope to see you at the show. Over the next couple of weeks members will receive email registration invites. We hope that you will consider attending the show and visiting one of our booths.  The regional chapter booth is #5245 and the national booth is #1862. To learn more about CompuMachine please visit their website, http://compumachine.com/.  Read more about their work at Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School please visit their website page on the story, http://compumachine.com/Compumachine-Tech-Center.html

We Are Manufacturing

"We Are Manufacturing" is designed to promote manufacturing career awareness, motivation and inspiration; and further the Emerging Leaders initiative and the NTMA. We strategically selected Emerging Leaders to participate who have a compelling story and exemplify a future leader of our industry in their own capacity. Please notice those participants and contributors in the video credits, and join us in thanking them for their support and participation by sharing our message with others.

Legislative Conference
April‎ ‎8‎, ‎2019-April‎ ‎10‎, ‎2019
Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington D.C., 20036

The 2018 elections brought many changes to Washington with Democrats now in control of the House and a solidified Republican majority in the Senate. A new Congress means a new opportunity to spread our message! One Voice will schedule meetings for all attendees, who will have the chance to meet with lawmakers and top aides to discuss how tariffs and a lack of qualified workers affect their business. The federal government plays an outsized role in manufacturing and the Legislative Conference is how we can educate our elected officials about the issues most important to our industry. Help bring common-sense solutions to Washington, D.C. by joining us for the 11th annual NTMA/PMA One Voice Legislative Conference on April 9-10, 2019.
To register for the event, please click on the registration box. You will automatically be taken to registration page for NTMA & PMA.
Registration Connection
Collaborative B2B Operations Technology & Networking Night
Tuesday February 26th,2019
Start time 4 pm to 7pm
Hosted by CompuMachine
6 Electronics Ave, Danvers, MA 01810

The board of directors invite you to join us at the Collaborative B2B Operations Technology & Networking Night hosted by CompuMachine. This unique B2B event combines presentations and interactive demonstrations on advanced technologies, operational processes and of course a networking! BTMA members will be joined by collaborative partners of SME and WMNTMA. The board would also like to thank David Shaby of CompuMachine for hosting this unique event. Food will be served during our networking arrival hour. To learn more about any presenting company just click on their logo and you can visit their websites!




Opening our night of interactive presentations will be Jack Burley of BIG KAISER. Jack Burley, vice president of sales and engineering at BIG KAISER, will present, “What You Need to Know About Tooling for Today and Tomorrow.” Jack has presented at several different chapters across the country and has been well received. Jack began his career with BIG KAISER more than 25 years ago, giving him a veteran’s perspective on the needs of the industry’s user base. His understanding has gone far in overseeing the management of not only BIG KAISER’s engineering team, but also the sales, marketing and product divisions as well. Burley received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from State University of New York at Alfred.

BIG KAISER is a worldwide leader in high-precision tooling systems and solutions for the metalcutting industry that guarantee extreme accuracy and repeatability. Our products are of the utmost quality — manufactured with materials and craftsmanship that enable superior performance. As a member of the BIG DAISHOWA Group (Osaka, Japan), BIG KAISER has grown into a well-recognized global tooling provider, with manufacturing facilities in North America, Switzerland and Japan. In addition, BIG KAISER is the North American representative of Speroni tool measuring machines, Sphinx high performance drills, mptec measuring stands, Tekusa spindle cleaners and the UNILOCK zero point work holding system by Innotool. To learn more about BIG KAISER, please visit their website,https://www.bigkaiser.com/en.





Our second presentation will be by East Coast Metrology,LLC. East Coast Metrology, LLC (recognized as ECM – Global Measurement Solutions), is a privately owned company delivering quality dimensional metrology, 3D Scanning and Modeling, Machine Calibration and engineering support services to a diverse range of industries at a global level. The company has experienced steady growth since it was founded in 2001 by Gary Confalone, current President and CEO.” Gary Confalone has been working in the metrology industry for the past 30 years and currently serves the Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) as Outgoing Chairperson and is an active member of the ASPRS/CMS Metrology Certification Committee.  Accompanied by ECM’s Quality Director, Lucas Prato, ECM will be presenting on the services they provide and the industries served.  Lucas came to ECM in 2005 as a degreed mechanical engineer with machine shop experience.  Lucas has been instrumental in ECM’s path to ISO 9001 Registration and ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation.  Together Lucas and Gary will present some of ECM’s high precision measurement capability with 3D Laser Scanning and Measurement demonstrations.




Our third presentation will be by Mastercam. Mastercam is preparing to release the new Mastercam 2020, we will learn about the new and innovative solutions that have been added to the software program enhancing your operational success.

To Register for the event just Click on the box below

The MFG Meeting is hosted by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA).
The MFG summit convokes participants from around the world to partake in a genuinely interactive 4-day discussion of technological advances, innovative strategies, and real-life case studies. We have the best platform for US and international manufacturers hoping to gain and share industry knowledge. How do we weather the skills drought? How do we keep growing when the rate of change is exponential? Discuss these topics and more, March 6-10 in Tucson, Arizona at the 2019 MFG Meeting.

To register for the event just click on the The MFG Meeting picture and it will take you directly to the website!

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Xometry , the leading marketplace for custom manufactured parts, has become an affiliate partner of The NTMA to give members access to jobs through the Xometry Partner Network. The Xometry Partner Network provides real, fully vetted milling, turning, sheet metal fabrication, and additive manufacturing jobs that match your capabilities. NTMA Members can skip the line to join the Xometry Partner Network and can start seeing jobs within 24 hours. There is no cost, no bidding, and no time spent working on RFQ’s. Plus, you receive payment within 20 days of completing a job. To learn more watch their video!