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September 25, 2019

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5G Factories of the Future
Learn how manufacturers will employ 5G to track analytics in near real-time.





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Don't Underestimate Lubrication Impact in the Pressroom
Better die lube application means a better bottom line. Read our article or visit Industrial Innovations in booth D45146 to learn how our industrial lubrication systems can save you money and improve quality. Products include Pro-Mix™ line-side and plant-wide proportional mixers, Spra-Rite™ fluid distribution systems, Reclaim- Pro reclamation systems, and spray boxes, roll coaters, spray nozzles, quick-disconnect products.




Reshoring Competition Underway
Companies that have successfully reshored products, parts or tooling made primarily by metal forming, fabricating, casting or machining, including additive manufacturing, may enter the 3rd National Metalworking Reshoring Award, sponsored by Reshoring Initiative, Precision Metalforming Association, National Tooling and Machining Association and Association for Manufacturing Technology.


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How an MES Solution Improves Shop Floor Efficiency
 In manufacturing your money is made on the shop floor.  Learn how an MES System can keep your shop floor operating at peak performance to achieve “zero defect” production, increase work center run time and more.
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Podcast
The Future of Automotive: Lighter Vehicles, Autonomous Controls
The Destiny of Manufacturing podcast presents press expert Jeff Fredline, from Meco Corp., who shares his insights on the future of automotive, including lighter vehicles and autonomous controls, and their impact on manufacturing processes. Also discussed: the importance of training and workforce development.





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Heyco Metals
Since 1969, Heyco Metals has rolled out high-precision, light-gauge coil and strip. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the company excels in copper, copper alloys and stainless steel as it continues a proven commitment to pristine surface quality, short lead times, exact specifications and unparalleled value for customers.




 
Polished Diamond Coatings Show Potential in Dry Forming of Aluminum
Ecological and economic concerns have led to an increased interest in the realization of a lubricant-free forming technology. Some applications require dry forming. Seeking such technology, a group of researchers has tested the suitability of surface coatings for dry forming of aluminum.



Partnership Brings Hot Form Quench Technology to North America
Impression Technologies Ltd (ITL), the UK-based developer of Hot Form Quench (HFQ) technology, an advanced lightweighting solution for high-strength aluminum structures, has announced a strategic partnership with Telos Global, provider of tooling and components to the automotive sector.


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Learn How to Eliminate Over-Application of Costly Lubricants
Precision Spray Control technology, from Spraying Systems Co., ensures the proper volume of lubricant is applied, even when line/press speeds or dies change. Precision application eliminates waste of costly lubricants and quality problems caused by inconsistent coverage. Maintenance downtime due to oil mist is eliminated, worker safety is improved and operating costs are decreased.
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Trumpf Opens Technology Center in California
Farmington, CT-based Trumpf, Inc. has opened its 20,000-sq.-ft. technology center in Costa Mesa, CA, where the company’s precision laser, punch and bending capabilities are showcased in the center’s showroom.



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Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference
Kick off 2020 with a must-attend, info-packed event, the Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference, January 28-29 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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eBook Now Available: A Blueprint for Enterprise Technology Selection
Ultra Consultants, Inc. has announced the availability of a free eBook, A Blueprint for Enterprise Technology Selection for Manufacturers and Distributors. The offering guides companies in getting started with ERP projects; planning for a successful outcome; and identifying and understanding the key software-selection-decision drivers.

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SOUTHTEC Reflects Southeast Manufacturing
Collaborate with leading manufacturing experts at SOUTHTEC, at the epicenter of Southeast manufacturing. Find ideas for new products and the latest technology to build them. Connect with like-minded professionals who can help your business thrive. Experience the power of Southeast manufacturing by attending SOUTHTEC!
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PEAK South 2019 – Registration Now Open
Head to Greenville, SC, for the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) PEAK South Conference taking place Monday, October 28. This conference for women working in manufacturing (and the men who support them!) will offer learning and networking opportunities, including a keynote presentation, plant tours, breakout sessions led by experts, and more!





September 2019 issue
SEPTEMBER 2019
Hydraulic Presses: Better Than Ever
Expert shares his thoughts on today’s offerings and what metal formers need to consider when buying presses.

Dry-Film Lubricant Leads to Aha Moment
The move to a dry-film lubricant applied to coil stock eliminates oil and weld-spatter cleanup and provides a less-than-1-yr. payback.





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WiM Automotive South 2019 – Register Today!
The 3rd annual WiM Automotive South Conference will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, in Greenville, SC. This day-long conference will include keynote presentations by industry leaders like Carrie Uhl, VP of Purchasing and Supply Chain with Magna International, an engaging panel discussion, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and more!




Upcoming Issues
October: FABTECH Show Issue, Quick Die Change, Automated Storage, Loading and Unloading, Arc Welding, Software for Manufacturing, IoT
November: Die Protection/Press Controls, Mechanical Presses, Waterjet Cutting, CNC Punching & Tooling, Resistance Welding, Safety Update, Market Report: Appliance, MetalForming's Women of Excellence.
December: PMA Awards of Excellence, Automation, Quality/Inspection, Folding/Bending Technology, Cutting, Arc Welding, Materials & Coatings, Additive Manufacturing, Metal Stamping/Tool and Die Conference


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Industry-Related Terms: Alloys, Bending, Breakout, Center, CNC, Die, Download, Form, Forming, LASER, Run, Stainless Steel, Surface
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