MetalForming Xtra Feature
January 22, 2014
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|KPMG's Global Automotive Executive Survey 2014
…finds that 52 percent of those surveyed believe that we'll have to wait six to 10 years before e-vehicles will become the cleanest and most efficient powertrain; 77 percent believe that OEMs are on the way to becoming pure mobility solution providers; and 61 percent forecast that vehicle production in Europe will rationalize and move to emerging markets. Key industry trends rated as "extremely important" or "very important" include market growth in emerging markets (85 percent), standardization of modules and increased use of platforms (78 percent) and downsizing and optimization of the internal combustion engine (76 percent).
The 64-page survey covers much more, including factors most likely to influence purchase decisions, expected changes in car prices and powertrain investments expected during the next 5 yr.
|Stamtec presses for 2014
It is that time of year again, when wish lists are made, and budgets are planned. Stamtec has a complete line of presses from 25 tons to 660 tons, many of which are currently in stock for quick delivery. Even for larger presses, up to 3,000 tons, Stamtec is well-positioned to help you with some of the shortest lead times in the industry. So, contact us today to start planning for 2014.
Returns for 4th Year
Hosted by three major trade associations – AMT, NTMA and PMA – The MFG Meeting brings together the complete chain of manufacturing to discuss the current and future state of the industry. With a dual focus on finding solutions to business challenges and networking with peers, The MFG Meeting helps industry leaders plan for the future and make connections today.
|ERP is Critical
to Your Business
Learn the latest developments in ERP software. Witness software demonstrations from leading suppliers; benefit from case-study presentations describing successful software-implementation projects and hear presentations from experts on ERP-software implementation strategies, vendor selection, training and other critical topics.
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> Iconic New Year's Eve Ball Earns Award for Welding Innovation
> Mitsubishi EDM Partners to Bring Hybrid Milling/Additive Manufacturing Machine to North America
> German Auto-Parts Supplier Commissions Huge Servo Press
> German-Based Metalformer Expands U.S. Presence in SC
> Remarks from the Auto Show—Lightweighting with Steel
"Steels available today can provide between 25 and 30 percent mass reduction to car companies right now…this level of mass reduction is sufficient for automakers to achieve 2025 fuel economy requirements without the increased use of alternative materials."
"Making alternative materials generates five to 10 times the emissions of steelmaking; this fact isn't disputed. What's disputed is how much of this emissions penalty from materials manufacturing can be made up by driving a lighter vehicle."
> Attending FABTECH Canada?
Other tracks cover laser cutting, lean manufacturing, stamping/metalforming, fabricating, finishing and welding.
Here's the complete agenda, as well as pricing and registration information.
> Quarterly Report on Domestic Manufacturing
In This Issue:
> Manufacturing is Hot
—Spread the Word
Manufacturing not only offers terrific opportunities for rewarding careers, but its cool. That's the message heard loud and clear around the United States on Manufacturing Day 2013.
> Automotive Industry to Face Capacity Constraints
A new survey of the vendor tooling industry uncovers a $6 billion discrepancy in supply and demand. All is not lost, however, as we explore reasons for the projected capacity shortfall and reveal possible solutions.
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