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Whether hot stamping, warm forming, deep drawing or general stamping, Experi-Metal's new press cell can do it all.
A specialist in mining-equipment rehab mines new markets thanks to an armada of Amada sheetmetal-fabricating equipmentthree press brakes, a CNC turret press and a 4000-W CO2 laser-processing cell with sheet tower and a rotary-index station for tube and pipe cutting.
While aluminum gets all of the press when it comes to Fords new F-150 pickup, there are many more firsts than meet the eye with this groundbreaking platform. Among them: a stamped 12-corner crush horn, a frame constructed of a startling 78-percent high-strength steel, and a cyclonic closed-loop aluminum scrap-segregation and recycling system.
While companies have seemed willing enough to let the applications that surround and extend enterprise resource planning (ERP) reside in a Software as a Service (SaaS) environment, they were less willing to place their systems of record in a cloud that they did not specifically own or control. A 2014 study reveals a change in that thinking.
For complex manufacturers to compete, they must revolutionize their IT-manufacturing strategy to put the customer, not production alone, at the center of their operations.
Among the things you should look for: integration of mobile computing and ERP software, and an emphasis on organizational change management to streamline implementations, and help remove some of the pain.
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