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May 28, 2014

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MetalForming Xtra Newsletter
May 28, 2014
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Matching Employers to Veterans and National Guard Members
Watch a free 18-min. webinar and download a one-page flier to learn all about an initiative from the North Carolina National Guard (NCNG) to help match veterans and National Guard members to employers with job openings. The webinar was developed by the American Jobs for America’s Heroes campaign, of which PMA is a supporter. Watch as NCNG Brigadier General Kenneth Beard, who in civilian life is a senior manager of research and development with a global company, explains how NCNG prepares veterans for civilian employment. He also describes the “direct placement process” used by NCNG and nonprofit allies to build effective relationships with employers and streamline hiring.

Here’s the accompanying informational flier.

Contact Steve Nowlan, Center for America, at 201/513-0379 or with questions.


Stamtec presses
Stamtec now offers both Direct Drive and Link-Assisted Drive Systems on our diverse line of flexible, high-performance Servo Presses.

Contact us at 931-393-5050 for more information.

Hex Chrome Compliance White Paper
Hexavalent chromium is a carcinogenic substance produced in a variety of welding processes. Is your facility impacted? Are you taking the proper steps to protect employees? This free white paper from Camfil APC will summarize the 10 most important things you need to know about hex chrome and OSHA compliance. Download now
Ten Strategies for Making Compliance a Competitive Advantage in Manufacturing
The definition of quality is that a product meets and exceeds customers’ expectations on a consistent basis. Regulatory compliance is merely marking the boundaries of expectations. Excelling at compliance and quality management is the catalyst and crucible that needs to be used for attaining and staying at a high level of performance. Read about 10 s compliance can be used as a competitive advantage for manufacturers.

Hot Off The Press
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> Today’s News
> Pair of Tube-Bending Machines Slated for Aircraft MRO by British Airs
> Triple-Action Hydraulic Press to Stamp Soyuz Rocket Parts
> Steelville Mfg. Adds New Sheet Hydroforming Press
> Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers
You Ought To Know...

> Forbes: Sales of 3D Metal Printers Blossoming
As noted last week in a Forbes article, sales of 3D printers capable of manufacturing metal parts are growing rapidly. The article cites a new report on the 3D printing industry by analyst Terry Wohlers of Wohlers Associates.

According to the report, nearly 350 3D metal printers were sold in 2013, a 75.8-percent increase over 2012. Primary buyers are companies serving the medical, dental and aerospace industries, for prototyping and manufacturing.

Overall, according to Wohlers, the 3D-printing market grew by 34.9 percent in 2013 over 2012.

> Register Now for the 2014 ICOSPA Congress
Join metalforming-industry executives from around the world at the 18th International Council of Sheet Metal Presswork Associations (ICOSPA) Congress in Strasbourg, France, October 26-29. Registration is open for this event, which offers opportunities to network, attend plant tours and share industry-specific management practices.

View full details about the Congress at

Die Cad Group

Currently under new ownership, Die Cad Group is changing to better meet the needs of their customers. With over 350 years of notable experience, Die Cad Group provides quality die designs, machine design, Concept Drawings, FEA/Formability Studies, Surfacing, Processing & Product Manufacturability Analysis, Transfer System Coordination & Program Management. Find out more
Consistent Stock Lubrication Systems
Nordson EFD
Watch this in action. The Nordson EFD MicroCoat® system sprays lubricants in a fine, evenly distributed mist. The non-contact system uses Low-Volume, Low-Pressure (LVLP) technology to provide a consistent application that significantly reduces oil consumption when compared to other lubrication processes used in metal stamping.
2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars
For nearly 50 years, the CAR Management Briefing Seminars have delivered thought leadership on the most important issues facing the automotive industry. Join us for this "must attend" automotive event, August 4-7 in Traverse City, Michigan. Sessions will focus on manufacturing, powertrain, sales forecasting, connected and autonomous vehicles, purchasing, talent, supply chain and more.

In This Issue:

> Tackle Challenging Materials with Servo Presses
Leverage the numerous advantages of servo-press technology to stamp high-strength steels and aluminum alloys.

> The Secrets to Successful Resistance Fastener Welding
Follow the advice offered here to successfully projection-weld nuts and studs and avoid cold welds and thread distortion.
What's Trending?
> Lubrication
> Waterjet/Laser Cutting
> Materials and Coatings
> In-Die Sensing
> Resistance Welding
> Press Brake Bending
> Hydraulic Presses
> Die Design Software
> Laser Cutting
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What the Heck Is ERP? Here's a Crash Course
Tour the industry's leading ERP software systems at the 2014 Fall ERP Experience presented by MetalForming magazine on October 8­-9, 2014, in Nashville, TN. Witness software demonstrations from leading suppliers, benefit from case-study presentations describing successful software-implementation projects and hear keynote presentations from respected, knowledgeable experts on ERP-software implementation strategies, vendor selection, training and other critical topics!
Join Us for the Third Annual Servo Press Technology Experience!
MetalForming magazine is offering executives, engineers and metalforming professionals, an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in servo press at the Servo Press Technology Experience. The experience will include a series of 3 free webinars and a live event at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt, in Nashville, TN on October 7, 2014.
Learn about the Latest Metal Fabricating Technology
Join the Precision Metalforming Association and Fabricating Product News for a Fabricating Fall Forum on October 14–15, 2014, in Schaumburg, IL. This two-day meeting provides exclusive networking opportunities and exposure to the latest metal fabricating technology and software to make your company more competitive and profitable. In addition to the technical presentations and tours, a facilitated roundtable discussion will be held to address your individual topics of interest.
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See also: Stamtec, Inc., Camfil Air Pollution Control, Plex Systems Inc., Die Cad Group, Inc., Nordson EFD, LLC

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