Latest Video

Upcoming Events

Upcoming events for MetalForming Magazine!

Free E-Newsletters

Sent bi-weekly to inform you of happenings within the metalforming industry.

Start receiving newsletters and gain access to all content throughout the site.


Hot Off the Press


SigmaTek to Kick Off Nest with the Best Roadshows

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
SigmaTek Systems, LLC, Cincinnati, OH, provider of SigmaNest CAD/CAM sheetmetal-nesting software, will kick off its series of roadshows on Tuesday, March 27, in Washington, PA (near Pittsburgh). The event, dubbed Nest with the Best, will focus attention on nesting for all sorts of cutting processes—laser, plasma, waterjet, etc.—and address material optimization strategies and sustainable improvement. Learn more and register to attend here.


Pryer Technology Group Creates Distribution Network for Hydroforming Presses

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
A team of nearly 20 machine-tool distributors and dealers, covering all 50 states and parts of Mexico and Canada, has been created to represent Pryer Technology Group and its Triform sheet-hydroforming presses. The presses, popular among fabricators serving the aerospace industry, also find application in the lighting and medical-device industries, among others. More at

So Cal Fab Shop Adds Amada Laser for Tube and Pipe Cutting

Friday, February 3, 2012
Airtronics Metal Products, San Jose, CA, has installed an Amada 4000-W Gemini FO MII 3015 laser-cutting machine that includes a rotary index feature so that the machine can process tube and pipe, as well as flat sheet. Noted as particularly useful by Airtronics: The integrated rotary-index unit allows the cutting head to be positioned near the chuck, minimizing the dead zone.  Bowed pipe or tubing can be cut without vibration. Cutting-table capacity: 61 by 121 in. More at Here’s a short video showing the Amada FO MII 3015 doing its thing on 2-in.-OD stainless-steel tube with 0.048-in. wall thickness.



Visit Our Sponsors