Lori Beckman Senior Editor

Lori Beckman has been reporting on, writing and editing content in Production Machining since 2003. She attends IMTS and PMTS regularly, and visits machine shops and OEMs to find the most valuable content for PM readers. She spearheaded the Emerging Leaders annual awards program that she is passionate about. 

Lori is also the parts cleaning editor for this section in Production Machining and Products Finishing magazines, covering the manufacturing parts cleaning segment of the industry. She has attended the parts2clean trade show in Germany, is a member of the board of directors for the new Manufacturing Cleaning Association and is co-chairperson of the Parts Cleaning Conference held yearly.

Lori began her journalism career in 1999 as an associate editor, writing technical articles for two trade publications in the trucking industry. The magazines’ Chicago publishing company was eventually bought by Randall-Reilly. She got her start in manufacturing media working as an editor with Modern Machine Shop, PM’s sister brand.

Lori has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Dayton. She resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two children.

Learn more about Lori here.

2021 PMTS Parts Cleaning Exhibitors Help Determine ‘How Clean is Clean’

By: Lori Beckman

Taking advantage of trade shows and conferences geared toward parts cleaning processes, best practices and technologies, such as PMTS, is a great way to become educated about parts cleaning for your company.

Register for 2021 Parts Cleaning Conference Now!

By: Lori Beckman

See this year’s agenda, register, and learn more about the conference at partscleaningevent.com.

2021 Parts Cleaning Conference Seeks Speakers

By: Lori Beckman

Do you have an interest in speaking at the Parts Cleaning Conference in August? Send in your abstract by March 1 to be considered.

Parts Cleaning

IMTS spark: Learn How to Choose the Best Industrial Cleaning Process

By: Lori Beckman

Do you know the best cleaning process for cleaning your precision metal parts? Are you stuck using an old process, but realize it is time for an update? Learn more about a presentation that can answer your parts cleaning process questions.

An Opportunity for Building a Strong Community

By: Lori Beckman

The new Manufacturing Cleaning Association brings the parts cleaning industry together to work toward a common goal of building relationships.

Gardner Establishes Manufacturing Cleaning Association

By: Lori Beckman

It has become clear that creating a community of cleaning industry professionals that can learn from each other, and establish and hold strict industrial standards that answer the question “how clean is clean?” is in demand.

Parts Cleaning

Vapor Degreasing Process Uses TCE Replacement to Eliminate Hazardous Waste

By: Lori Beckman

A solid relationship with a solvent manufacturer has aided Electro-Spec Inc. with the implementation of a trichloroethylene replacement material in its vacuum degreasing unit to clean a customer’s micromachined parts more efficiently.  
#vacuum-vapor

Parts Cleaning

Parts Cleaning Trends Take Front Seat at PMTS 2019

By: Lori Beckman

To get a feel for the current hot topics in parts cleaning prior to the show, I asked several of the exhibitors what attendees should expect the show “buzz” to be as well as their thoughts and insights about the show and conference.

Parts2clean Reveals Parts Cleaning Market Trends

By: Lori Beckman

A first visit to parts2clean in Stuttgart, Germany, is eye-opening to the importance of the parts cleaning market.
#economics