Upcoming events

    • Monday, October 01, 2018
    • Sunday, June 16, 2019

    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).

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

    TDMAW Members, Partners & Sponsors are invited to Alioto's Restaurant for dinner and presentation by Keynote Speaker, back by popular demand, Historian John Gurda.  John will present: Milwaukee: A City Built on Water.  Learn about Milwaukee's use and abuse of Lake Michigan and the rivers that feed into it.

    Immediately preceding the dinner meeting, TDMAW members are invited to our annual meeting, to finalize voting for the 2019 Board and discuss 2018 accomplishments and our vision for 2019.

    Telling tales of brewers, brickmakers, ecologists, and engineers, Gurda explores the city’s complicated connection with its most precious resource and greatest challenge. You’ll meet the generations of people, from a Potawatomi chief to fur traders and fishermen, who settled on the small spit of land known as Jones Island; learn how Milwaukee’s unique water composition creates its distinct cream-colored bricks; visit Wisconsin’s first waterparks; and see how city leaders transformed the Milwaukee River—once described as a “vast sewer” with an “odorous tide”—into today’s lively and lovely Riverwalk.

    Still have Christmas shopping to do?  John will have his book, Milwaukee: A city Built on Water, for sale for $30 including tax.

    Special guests: Four MATC students and their instructor will share their IMTS experiences with our group.


    5:30 PM (MEMBER Only Annual meeting): *Members only* meet in the West Dining Room for networking, committee reports and vote for the 2019 Board of Directors.

    6:30 PM: Members, Partners, Sponsors and guests join together for dinner and presentation by Historian John Gurda.

    8:30 PM: Meeting adjourned

    Cost per person:

    Early bird through November 16: $35, includes one drink ticket.

    After November 16: $45, includes one drink ticket.

    If you plan to attend the 5:30 member only meeting ONLY, there is no cost but registration is required.

    • 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
    • 7:45 AM - 10:00 AM


    StratTec plant and GPS Education Partners Education Center breakfast & tour. 

    • Thursday, June 13, 2019
    • Silver Spring Golf Club and McKinley Marina

    Save the Date for this fun annual event!  Attendees choose between 18 holes of golf at Silver Spring Golf Club or Charter Fishing on Lake Michigan, then all join together for dinner and prizes at the Silver Spring Golf Club.  Bring your employees & customers for what promises to be a fun-filled day!