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December 12, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
 
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Video: Seen at FABTECH
New! Encore HD Color-On-Demand Selector for Powder-Coating Applications
This technology achieves fast color changes in 20 sec. or less. Bryan Kelley, Nordson’s global marketing communications specialist, shows how. The February MetalForming will include a FABTECH issue of wrapup describing the many innovations uncovered by our editors.




 
Report Shows Economy on Track to Finish 2018 Strong
While the U.S. economy slowed a bit in the third quarter, solid expansion trends continue, according to a recent economic report by the National Association of Manufacturers. The report shows 3.5-percent growth in the third quarter, compared to 4.2-percent growth in the second quarter. Fourth-quarter growth is projected at 2.8 percent, putting real GDP for 2018 at 3 percent, the strongest growth rate since 2005. The report goes on to predict 2.5-percent growth in 2019. 




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White Paper: ERP Solution Provider's Guide 
A newly published whitepaper by OmegaCube Technologies addresses the ins and outs of implementing an enterprise-resource-planning (ERP) system, from selection to post-implementation. Such systems will make a permanent and significant impact on every business function, its employees, business operations and growth.

Women of Excellence Honored
The number of women in manufacturing jobs continues to creep up, from 27 percent in 2015 to about 30 percent in 2017. Many bring with them a commitment to produce, innovate and serve as role models for the next generation of workers. With that in mind, MetalForming magazine is proud to honor its 2018 Women of Excellence in Metalforming & Fabricating, The honorees have distinguished themselves for their on-the-job accomplishments and continuous commitment to manufacturing, and represent myriad job functions, including operations, production, quality control and management, and share a common trait: passion for our industry.



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2018 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) annually recognizes top-shelf achievement in our industry. This year, three organizations in five categories were recognized for their efforts.

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Save the Date: Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference
Kick off 2019 with a must-attend, info-packed event, the Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference, January 29-30 at the Nashville (TN) Airport Marriott. Presented by the Precision Metalforming Association in association with MetalForming magazine, the conference features keynote presentations, educational breakout sessions for stamping and tool and die, exhibits and a networking reception for more than 200 attendees and sponsors. Track sessions feature new, emerging, evolving and maturing technologies and industry trends that are impactful to metal-stamping, die-design and die-construction companies.
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Plan Now
February 12-13, Lubrication Technology for Metalformers, Hyatt Regency, Schaumburg (Chicago), IL.  This conference, powered by MetalForming magazine with support from the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, will update stampers and die shops on new lubricants for stamping and tool and die machining, and help them evaluate new formulations and select the right lubricant for the job. Attendees also will come away with an understanding of the various techniques available for applying lubricant, to ensure optimum application while minimizing waste.



Podcast—The Industrial Internet of Things
Ed Potoczak, managing member of the Oakstone Group, an industry-improvement consulting group in Rochester Hills, MI, shares with Brad Kuvin, publisher/editorial director of MetalForming, his insights on IIoT and how it will impact small and medium-sized metalformers and fabricators.


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December 2018
Advanced Bending Delivers Digital Displays
A new bending system ensures a bright future for this vertically integrated OEM.




Testing Evolves to Tackle Evolving Materials and Processes
A visit to a testing-equipment supplier in Germany revealed challenges in evaluating newer steels in unique processes, and how those challenges are met.

Upcoming Issues
January: Servo Technology, Lubrication, Laser Cutting
February: FABTECH Wrap-Up, Hydraulic Presses, CAD-CAM/Nesting Software, Arc Welding
March: Die Protection/Press Controls, CNC Punching & Tooling, Materials & Coatings, Additive Manufacturing, Resistance Welding


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