Upcoming events

    • Monday, August 13, 2018
    • 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Waukesha Gun Club W23170 Watertown Rd, Waukesha, WI 53188

    TDMAW members, member employees, member customers, member family members, partners & sponsors are invited to shoot the Waukesha Gun Club's Sporting Clays Course and join us for a hearty BBQ dinner & awards afterwards.  If you are interested in additional events, after completing the sporting clays course, one trap field will be available, along with 5-stand for flurries.  These additional events may be purchased at the gun club on the day of the event.

    Your team of five may play the 50 target sporting clays course one time through.  Immediately after, join in the fun of watching or participating in trap shooting or 5-stand.

    Things to note:

    • Shells are not included.
    • Two boxes of shells are required to complete the sporting clays course.
    • Twelve and twenty gauge shells are available for purchase at the gun club for $8.00 per box.
    • Cart rentals are $10.00
    • Gun rentals are $10.00
    • Learn to shoot classes are also available and include a box of shells, targets and a gun rental.  The Learn to Shoot class is $29.00 - let us know in advance if you are interested in the class.
    Summer Outing Schedule:
    2:30 PM Check-in
    3:00 PM Safety talk followed by Sporting Clays *Shotgun Start*
    5:00 PM Shoot five stand or trap at your own expense, or head to the bar
    5:30 PM BBQ Dinner from Thunder Bay Grill
    6:15 PM Awards and Door Prizes

    Cost :
    EARLY BIRD Through Friday, July 27, 2018
    $60 Sporting Clays & Dinner
    $25 Dinner Only
    Beginning July 28, 2018
    $70 Sporting Clays & Dinner
    $35 Dinner only
    * Two Drink Tickets are included with dinner, which includes: a choice of BBQ Pulled Pork, Hamburger, Kettle Chips, Baked Beans, Coleslaw and Cookie, from Thunder Bay Grille

    Door Prizes are Needed for this Event
    Door prize donors will be recognized at t he event and in the Surgeons of Steel magazine.  Prizes may be delivered to Waukesha Gun Club on the day of the event.  Please contact TDMAW Headquarters if you are bringing a door prize item so that your name will not be missed.  Your help with door prize donations is very much appreciated!

    Sign up to become a TDMAW 2018 Summer Outing Sponsor!

    Dinner Sponsor [Sold] Two complimentary attendees, recognition at dinner, on the event page of the TDMAW website & in the Surgeons of Steel Magazine.

    Drink Ticket Sponsor: [Sold] - Two complimentary drink tickets per attendee, company logo displayed on drink tickets, recognition at the event, on the event page on the TDMAW website and in the Surgeons of Steel magazine.

    Shooting Station Sponsor - Your company's logo at a station sign, recognition at the event and in the Surgeons of Steel magazine.
    White level sponsors & members: $100.00
    Blue level sponsors: $150

    • Friday, October 05, 2018

    What is Manufacturing Day?

    Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October — this year Manufacturing Day is Oct 5, 2018.

    While Manufacturing Day is officially Oct. 5, companies and community organizations should plan their events on the date in October that works best for them. Whatever date you choose, please join the National Association of Manufacturers, the Manufacturing Institute, and thousands of manufacturers across the country this year to open up the minds of the next generation — and to open doors to great career opportunities!

    • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • N27 W23750 Paul Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072
    Join TDMAW for breakfast, a tour of Acieta's new location in Pewaukee and a Robotic Automation presentation: Your Path to Survival. TDMAW members, member employees, partners & sponsors are invited to attend. Space is limited to 20 attendees, so register early to save your spot.


    Robotic Automation: Your Path to Survival

    Maintaining the status quo is not an option for manufacturers who struggle to secure quality labor. Join us to learn how robotic systems enable manufacturers to deliver higher quality parts and maximize throughput, all while keeping their workforce numbers consistent and employees safe.


    Thomas "Hoz" Tanner is a regional automation manager for Acieta. He is responsible for working closely with customers to identify robotic solutions that keep companies growing in an increasingly competitive market. Tanner has a degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Miami University. With a career background in engineering and a life-long love of all things mechanical, Tanner takes a special approach to working with customers because he has in-depth understanding of the technical aspects of manufacturing and robotics.

    Steve Apel is a regional automation manager for Acieta. In this role, he helps solve customer challenges through the adoption of new robotic automation technologies. Apel has years of work experience in metal fabrication as an operator in a variety of machine shop functions, including press brakes and welding. From a young age, he grew up in metalworking by building race cars with his father, and later becoming a stock car driver who competes throughout the Midwest. Apel’s life-long first-hand experience in fabrication gives him a special understanding of the real nature of machine shop technology and automation.


    7:45 AM check-in

    8:00 AM Breakfast & Networking

    8:30 AM Tour

    9:00 AM Presentation

    Cost: $20 per person

    • Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Alioto's 3041 North Mayfair Road Wauwatosa 53222

    Join TDMAW members, partners and sponsors 

    • Monday, December 31, 2018

    The Surgeons of Steel magazine distribution list includes TDMAW members and others with a vested interest in Wisconsin manufacturing. Your ad will reach hundreds of people who are directly connected to the Wisconsin manufacturing industry.  The Surgeons of Steel prints quarterly; spring, summer, fall and winter issues are mailed and posted on the TDMAW.org website.

    Annual Advertising Rates:

    Large Ad (Member, Partner, Sponsor): $875

    Large Ad (Non-Affiliated): $1,150

    Medium Ad (Member, Partner, Sponsor): $500

    Medium Ad (Non-Affiliated): $700

    Small Ad (Member, Partner, Sponsor): $275

    Small Ad (Non-Affiliated): $400

    Ad Sizes:

    Large: 7.5"w x 3.125"h or 4.95"w x 4.8"h

    Medium: 4.95"w x 3.125"h

    Small: 2.25"w x 3.125"h

    Advertisements are full color and require the following:

    300 dpi, PDF or JPG format, camera-ready art                                                    

    • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    Registration is closed

    The Edward  L. Simeth Scholarship

    Awards up  to $500 per semester for students enrolled in a Machine Tool Operations Program  or Tool & Die Program at any accredited Wisconsin technical college. To qualify,  applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Applicant must be resident of Wisconsin
    • Must complete the top portion of the application
    • Must complete an essay as directed on the  application form

    To be considered for the EL Simeth Scholarship, please complete form, which includes a field for your essay,  which should include:

    1. Why you are interested in precision metalworking
    2. Why you chose this occupation
    3. Your goals
    4. You may also include any information or special circumstances you wish to be considered when we evaluate your essay (i.e. how this scholarship will assist you).

Past events

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 TDMAW June Outing
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 2018 June Outing Sponsorship
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Succession Planning Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 The Face of Work | Understanding A Multi-Generational Workforce
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Wisconsin Sourcing Insights & the Four Biggest Challenges Facing Manufacturing Today
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 Sussex IM Plant Tour
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 September Member Social

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