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MetalForming LIVE on the Shop Floor

April 24 & December 11, 2024 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET | Virtual Event

Back for the second year, MetalForming LIVE On the Shop Floor includes interviews with metal forming executives discussing their company’s use of automation technology as well as videos from their shops featuring automation technology in action.

Part 1: April 24
During this event, we dive into the leading-edge automation efforts of two metal forming companies, Clover Tool Mfg. Ltd. and Nelson Steel Products.

Clover Tool, a Tier-Two automotive stamper with locations in Concord and Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, is adding a 1200-ton, big-bed mechanical press from Eagle Press. Slated primarily for transfer work, the press is being outfitted with automated blank- and coil-feed equipment as well as a Linear Automation front-and rear-mount transfer system. George Zeni, president of Clover Tool and son of its founder, will discuss the need for a large-bed press and transfer automation to handle large automotive structural parts, along with Paul Stirrett, Linear Automation vice president of sales.

Nelson Steel Products, Holland, MI, a single source for complete metal fabrication, including laser sheet and tube cutting, robotic welding, stamping, and assembly and packaging, recently automated loading/ unloading of its laser cutting operations. We’ll discuss the company’s progressive automation philosophy, and dig into the details of its laser cutting automation with Ross Ryzenga, Nelson Steel Products president and fourth-generation company leader, and an automation expert from Mazak Optonics.

What is MetalForming LIVE?
First held in 2022, MetalForming LIVE is virtual event that brings together multiple metal formers to discuss topics, technologies, trends and more. Each session includes a short presentation followed by a roundtable discussion, moderated by MetalForming magazine editors, with the metal formers dispensing their expertise gleaned from extensive experience. And, attendees can participate in lively Q&A discussions. Best part? Each session is FREE! Register below. 

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Corey Chamberlain

Corey Chamberlain

Owner / Developer, T-Sim Solutions, LLC

Corey Chamberlain has worked in the metal stamping industry for the past 35 year...

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Corey Chamberlain

Corey Chamberlain

Owner / Developer, T-Sim Solutions, LLC

Corey Chamberlain has worked in the metal stamping industry for the past 35 years. His career path has taken him from his early days sweeping floors to operating machines, CNC programming, die design, build, tryout, and finally to opening his own business in 2002. Over the last 22 years his focus has been developing software and consulting with companies to improve efficiency. He's worked with all sizes of manufacturers ranging from small tool build shops to Tier One and Two stampers and several OEMs. He's responsible for the creation of the 3-D Power Catalog System and T-SIM Transfer Simulation software used throughout the industry to automate and check tooling design. He now spends much of his time on the floor, in stamping plants teaching clients how to optimize transfers and reduce downtime using T-SIM software.
Jacob Fogarty

Jacob Fogarty

Automation Specialist, Mazak Optonics Corporation

Bio coming soon.

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Jacob Fogarty

Jacob Fogarty

Automation Specialist, Mazak Optonics Corporation

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Ross Ryzenga

Ross Ryzenga

President, Nelson Steel Products

Ross Ryzenga is president of Nelson Steel Products, Holland, MI, and along with ...

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Ross Ryzenga

Ross Ryzenga

President, Nelson Steel Products

Ross Ryzenga is president of Nelson Steel Products, Holland, MI, and along with his sister Jennifer Rozeboom represents the fourth generation of family leadership.
Paul Stirrett

Paul Stirrett

VP of Sales, Linear Transfer Automation Inc.

Paul Stirrett, vice president of sales and marketing for Linear Transfer Automat...

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Paul Stirrett

Paul Stirrett

VP of Sales, Linear Transfer Automation Inc.

Paul Stirrett, vice president of sales and marketing for Linear Transfer Automation, has been with the company for 20 years, during which he has written and spoken extensively on servo transfer technology, press-to-press automation and de-stack blank-feed systems. Paul's experience has been primarily in the automotive sector at the OEM and tier levels, but he also has been involved in many unique non-automotive stamping projects.
George Zeni

George Zeni

President, Clover Tool Manufacturing, Ltd.

George Zeni is vice president of Clover Tool Mfg. Ltd., and president of Ultrame...

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George Zeni

George Zeni

President, Clover Tool Manufacturing, Ltd.

George Zeni is vice president of Clover Tool Mfg. Ltd., and president of Ultramet Industries Inc. He's focused on sales, customer development and strategic planning. Zeni joined Clover Tool at its inception, working on the shop floor. He worked in various departments as the organization grew, moving into the accounting and sales departments before becoming vice president.

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