Back in 1991, after serving six years in the US navy working on missile and gun systems and in nuclear weapon security, I had the opportunity to help a family friend in his "backyard" machine shop. Two weeks later I wrote my first G-code program and a year later we moved Butler Tool & Manufacturing to where it remains today.
During the ensuing thirty years, I've chased challenge. In some cases it was ever more difficult materials or tolerances, in others it was more difficult shapes and in others, it was all of the above. Over the years, I have served in nearly every conceivable position in numerous northwest shops. From production machinist to tooling machinist, from three axis programmer to five axis programming instructor and from apprentice to operations manager.
With TMP, it's my desire to stretch the bounds of what's possible in both production and inspection techniques. With the best software, inspection and machine tools, we will have the ability to perform all machining operations in a single setup, physically probe critical features and inspect every part using an optical or computed tomography scanner at a resolution of .0002", all while in the machine, with cobots to load/unload, using a zero point fixturing paradigm.