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.

Start YOUR Engine because it’s time for the….​​​​​​
BTMA Supercharged Karting Event at the
WORLD's Largest Indoor Kart Track!

The BTMA invites our members and friends to join us at the SUPERCHARGED KART Track for a fun filled event. We will have (3) qualifying races to set our final Feature RACE, the BTMA Kart Race 2019! The event fun starts at 3:30 with check-in and fun networking strategy time! We will have a driver’s meeting so everyone can become familiar with the rules and schedule. Then the fun begins!​​​​

Regional Events for Members

Cyber Security Webinar; ​​​​​​​​​​
What you need to know, latest trends and proactive steps.
Wednesday September 25th, 1:00 PM

We are pleased to invite our members to participate in a Cyber Security webinar presented in Partnership of Fred C. Church and Chubb Insurance.​​​​​​​​​​​​​
The Internet of Things, (IoT), presents many wonderful benefits to business however it also presents huge challenges and security concerns that may not be apparent until the worst-case scenario happens.
This informative webinar presented by Chubb is to help small business become informed on the latest trends and proactive steps that are of a benefit to the financial security of our members.

  • Stats on number of companies, size of companies, cost to companies, market sectors being targeted.
  • Why backing up on the cloud doesn’t provide the complete protection people think it does.
  • NIST requirements and cyber securities role in them.
How cyber policies and expectations come into play for government contractors & ITAR certified companies.

Our presenter for the program will be John Graham.
John is Vice President and Cyber Product Manager for Chubb. He has been a contributing member of the Insurance Services Office Cyber and eCommerce Panels the American Insurance Association Cyber Working Group and the Dept. of Homeland Security Cyber Incident Data and Analysis Working Group. Graham is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals and carries the CPCU and AAI insurance designations. He has developed and instructed continuing education courses on errors and omissions (E&O) and cybersecurity. He is a frequent panelist at various cyber industry events.

You are invited to TRUMPF's ​​
Laser Manufacturing Symposium!

To register for the event, just click on the Agenda!

13th Annual WMNTMA
Mainline Drive Pig Roast
On Monday, August 19th, 2019
4 pm—8 pm
22 Mainline Drive, Westfield, MA

The Mainline Drive Pig Roast is one of the most well attended events the Western Mass Chapter NTMA holds all year, drawing 100+ people from all walks of life.  This is not just for members of the Regional Chapters of NTMA, this is open to everyone!  The chapter feels the more the merrier!!! ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
This event was started by Larry Maier, Kristin Carlson's father. Kristin is the President of the chapter. After his passing the Board of Directors of WMNTMA votedall proceeds raised by this event would be put right in to the Larry A Maier Memorial Education Fund.  

To register for this event please click here .

Wednesday, August 22, 2019  
Hartford, CT

Tap into your company's full potential and learn how your shop can become a Top Shop. Expand your knowledge in multiple facets of your shop. Topics will focus on Shop Floor Management, Shop Technology, Human Resources and Financial Analytics. ​​​​​​​​​​​​
To learn more about the Top Shop Event, or to register please click here!

October 4th,2019

National MFG Day is scheduled for October 4,2019, of course we think EVERYDAY is MFG Day! We encourage all of members to open their companies and invite students to visit. If you are looking for assistance or for more information, please let us know. Please contact any board member and they will be glad to share their experiences of opening their companies for students!  
Contact us for more informaiton

Boston Centerless Appoints Impact Ireland Ltd. as Exclusive Distributor
for the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom

Woburn, MA – August 22, 2019 -- Boston Centerless, the premier supplier of precision ground alloys and services to the medical device industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Impact Ireland Ltd. as the exclusive distributor of precision bar products to the medical device market for the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Impact Ireland Ltd. is a leading multi-metal distributor of materials for medical device manufacturers in Ireland and Europe. Their unique combination of trading experience and product range enables them to offer a customer led service with a focus on continuous improvement of people, product and process. “By adding Boston Centerless to Impact Ireland Ltd. product offering, we enhance the products and services offered to our customers while helping them improve their products and reduce costs,” said Impact Ireland Ltd. Chairman and CEO, Don Clarke.

Impact Ireland Ltd. will play an instrumental role in establishing a presence for Boston Centerless in the ever growing medical device industry in Ireland. “There could not be a better partner for us in Ireland and the UK,” said David Smith, Vice President of Business Development for Boston Centerless. “Impact Ireland Ltd. knowledge of the Irish medical device market, existing infrastructure and vast experience working with European organizations is unsurpassed. Impact Ireland Ltd. also possesses the local resources and high quality service standards that Boston Centerless is known for.”

“As part of our growth strategy, Boston Centerless has not only opened multiple distribution centers to service the entire US, but has also expanded into the People’s Republic of China and other East Asia nations. Growing and supporting our customer base in Ireland was a natural next step,” added Steven Tamasi, CEO of Boston Centerless.

The Boston Centerless / Impact Ireland Ltd. partnership will be officially rolled-out to customers at the upcoming Medical Technology Ireland show in Galway, Ireland, September 25-26th.

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 for customer-supplied materials and components, provides CNC Swiss consulting services, and manufactures a line of ultra-precise gages. For more information, visit  

About Impact Ireland Ltd.
Founded in 1973, Impact Ireland Ltd. is one of Ireland and Europe's leading multi-metal stockholder and distributors. They source, stock and distribute a vast range of European-sourced materials including stainless steel, nickel alloys, aluminum, tool steel, bright steel, black steel, cast iron, chrome plated rods, steel tubes, aluminum bronze, bronze, brass, copper, NI Resist, UNS-S20910 and high-performance engineering plastics to companies in Ireland. For more information, visit 
Impact Ireland Ltd.

2019 Annual NTMA Conference Registation is now Open!

NTMA's signature event is not to be missed! Our annual conference pulls together all that is great about NTMA into three days packed with networking, advocacy and learning. You'll enjoy nationally acclaimed speakers, roundtable discussions, social events and sessions designed to educate and inspire - consider it an opportunity to recharge both personally and professionally. ​​
Conference Registration

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,  Read more about their work at Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School please visit their website page on the story,

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.