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.

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

Register for Technical Cleanliness Expert Days, Oct. 29-30

By: Lori Beckman

This year’s event will focus on parts cleaning concepts after production and assembly, the influence of environment and logistics on cleanliness specifications, cleanliness in assembly and in-process cleaning, and much more.

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 Conference to Cover Basics and Critical Tracks

By: Lori Beckman

The 2019 Parts Cleaning Conference will present the Basics and Best Practices Track as well as the Critical Track.

Parts Cleaning

Parts Cleaning Conference to Cover Trends and Technology

By: Lori Beckman

The Trends and Technology session is where industry professionals will present on such topics as CO2-based technologies, Industry 4.0 in parts cleaning, switching to fluorinated solvents and much more. This is the third article in a series about the 2019 Parts Cleaning Conference.
#Industry40

Parts Cleaning

5 Speakers at Parts Cleaning Conference's General Session Offer Insight on Cleaning Processes and Procedures

By: Lori Beckman

In part 1 of the series on the 2019 Parts Cleaning Conference, this article lays out the exciting lineup of parts cleaning professionals ready to share their knowledge of the industry with you. 

Parts Cleaning

Parts Cleaning Conference Highlights Demand for Cleaner Precisioned Parts

By: Lori Beckman

The Parts Cleaning Conference is a part of the Precision Machining Technology Show, April 2-4 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland.

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.

Parts Cleaning

Conference Focuses on Cleanliness Concepts and Standards

By: Lori Beckman

Technical Cleanliness Expert Day focused on technical cleanliness concepts and establishing production and assembly cleanliness standards. 

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