Advanced Fabrication Technology

January 23, 2019

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LA Machines Demonstrates Advanced Fabrication Technology
LA Machines, a Geisman, LA-based fabricator, puts the Mazak VCL-T100 tube-production laser through its paces, showing the equipment's high-speed cutting capabilities.

AutoForm Acquires Logopress
AutoForm, a Swiss provider of software solutions for sheet metal, has acquired Logopress, a French provider of die design software for the tool and die industry. With the merger comes synergies from a technical standpoint, as the two product lines and development teams are complementary.

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.

Chicago Community College Opens $45-Million Manufacturing and Engineering Center
The newly opened 57,000-sq.-ft. facility at Richard J. Daley College serves as the hub for community-college students looking to earn certification, an associate's degree or transfer opportunities to 4-yr.colleges for careers in manufacturing and engineering technology.

Check-Mate Announces $16-Million Expansion Plans
Check-Mate Industries, a West Babylon, NY-based tool and die, stampings and assemblies manufacturer, announced a 5-yr. expansion plan expected to create 230 jobs.

Looking to Step Up Your Training Efforts?
If so, then check out the Precision Metalforming Association's online learning environment, METALFORM EDU, and its 500-plus courses.

Seyi America Has Factory Direct Service Available for  U.S. West Coast and Northwest Mexico
Seyi America, Inc. a press manufacturer based in Tullahoma, TN, and Irvine, CA, has increased its service presence by having local service staff in California to offer maintenance and troubleshooting support to its customers in the USA West Coast and Northwest Mexico areas. This will allow Seyi to provide a faster response to our customers for better solutions!

Info-Packed Lube and IoT Conferences Set
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.

June 24-25, IoT for Metalformers and Fabricators: Software, Sensors and Controls, Marriott Downtown at Key Center, Cleveland, OH. This one-of-a-kind event, powered by MetalForming magazine, promises to educate floor supervisors, manufacturing engineers and managers, IT directors, and others working in small to midsized metalforming and fabricating plants on the coming wave of digital manufacturing and plant-floor connectivity. Attendees will learn from expert speakers on ERP/MRP software, sensors and machine controls, while benefitting from myriad case studies describing how IoT improves OEE while driving quality and productivity improvements.

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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Hot Off the Press

January 2019
Tax Reform and Equipment Acquisition
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Laser-Cutting Addition Heats Up Productivity

Fiber laser machine speeds production of flat parts for a Detroit, MI, heating-equipment manufacturer.

Upcoming Issues
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March: Die Protection/Press Controls, CNC Punching & Tooling, Materials & Coatings, Additive Manufacturing, Resistance Welding
April: Mechanical Presses, Stamping High-Strength Steels, Hot Stamping, Laser Welding, Arc Welding

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