Hyatt Regency Irvine Hotel, Irvine, CA.
The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AME) sponsor this re-shoring initiative with the purpose of documenting to large manufacturers nationwide the benefits of sourcing in the United States. The idea is to provide a one-stop for larger U.S. OEMs to find competitive U.S. job shops to manufacture parts and tooling. Over 50 representatives from large manufacturers are expected to attend and learn about competitive domestic sourcing opportunities from 200 custom U.S. manufacturers.
The fair intends to change the sourcing paradigm from "off-shored is cheaper" to "local reduces total cost of ownership." It will focus on machined, stamped and fabricated parts, special toolings (dies, molds, jigs, fixtures and gauges) and special machines.