MetalForming Explores FABTECH 2015--Day 4

Thursday, November 12, 2015
FABTECH: Explore the Floor
FABTECH: Explore the Floor

November 12, 2015


What's New
2015 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming Announced
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) honored the winners of its 2015 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming at a ceremony on November 8 during FABTECH. Presented annually, the awards recognize outstanding achievement in the areas of design, safety, quality, training and education, process control, product development, and productivity. Congratulations to the 2015 winners:

  • Quality Industries, LaVergne, TN—Higgins-Caditz Design Award
  • Trans-Matic Mfg. Co., Holland, MI—Pitcher Insurance Agency Safety Award
  • Highlands Diversified Services, London, KY — Zierick Manufacturing Corporation Productivity Award
  • Kryton Engineered Metals, Cedar Falls, IA—Pridgeon & Clay Excellence in Quality Award
  • Trans-Matic Mfg. Co., Holland, MI—Ulbrich Award for Competitive Excellence in Product Development
  • Zierick Manufacturing Corp., Mount Kisco, NY—Link Systems Process Control Award
  • Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI —Clips & Clamps Industries Educational Institution Award

Visit www.pma.org/awards for more information.

Today's Videos


Visit the Komatsu booth S4331 in FABTECH's METALFORM technology area to watch servo-press technology in action. Digital technology replaces guesswork for die setup with repeatability in microns.

On the fabricating front in booth S514, Komatsu displays its Twister cutting machine and its Quick Gas option. Quickly change over from cutting 1/8- to 1-in. steel with fine plasma to oxyfuel cutting 2-in. plate with a mere 30-sec. nozzle change.

Visit Komatsu online at www.Komatsupress.com and www.Komatsuplasma.com.

      FIND US @ BOOTH S4331 & S514



Corrosion Inhibitor Packaging Protects Metals in Storage, Shipment

Daubert Cromwell VCI on Display at FABTECH 2015

Rust removers and corrosion inhibitor (VCI) packaging for metal will be displayed at Daubert Cromwell Booth S4305 during FABTECH 2015 in Chicago. Technically trained salespeople will describe how VCI paper and film protect metals while in process, in storage and during shipment, with an actual parts bin as a typical application. VCI packaging is easy to use, non-hazardous, odorless and recyclable, providing a clean and dry alternative to expensive coatings and ineffective methods. Attendees will also see demonstrations of water-based, environmentally safe, rust removing liquids. Ask for a free poster, “Guidelines for Using VCI.”

For details, see www.daubertcromwell.com; 800-535-3535.

      FIND US @ BOOTH S4305


Conference Updates

There are still plenty of opportunities to put your thinking cap on and absorb a slew of lessons on forming and fabricating technology. Thursday conference sessions cover lean manufacturing, sheet and plate leveling, and welding of stainless steels.

Here’s your complete Schedule at a Glance.


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See also: Komatsu America Industries, LLC Press Technology Division, Daubert Cromwell

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