Industrial Automation Tool Changers allow for quick and easy changing
of press tooling and transfer equipment. ATI offers a wide selection of
Tool Changer models to cover a variety of applications. Key features
include: Excellent repeatability, high rigidity, and a lightweight and
If you’ve never attended the iconic Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference (APSC), produced annually by the Precision Metalforming Association and now in its 28th year, then you’re cheating yourself and your business—that is, of course, if you’re in the automotive-parts business. Two days of educational sessions (October 20-21), networking and group discussions on the latest advancements, and perspectives from industry thought leaders on the future of the automotive industry make the conference an ideal forum for metal forming company CEOs, presidents, owners and other senior-level executives.
have 40 years of experience in providing line-side and plant-wide
lubrication solutions. Using a comprehensive approach, we assess your
operations to ensure that you get the right combination of equipment and
services for your needs. We will improve your tooling performance and
help create a cleaner safer workspace.
Scrap—unsightly, expensive and often time-consuming to remove —can limit productivity in stamping plants. Solutions often lie in carefully engineered material-handling systems designed to quickly move scrap to a central location and ultimately reduce the number of vehicles and employees needed to move smaller loads of scrap. That’s the case at the manufacturing plants of Morrison Products, a producer of air-handling components such as fans, blower wheels, impellers and propellers.
EXAIR’s Adjustable Spot Cooler is the low cost, maintenance free solution to a variety of industrial spot cooling problems. With the turn of a knob, you can select temperatures from minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit to room temperature. Web site offers detailed information, downloadable drawings and PDF literature.
forming companies expect business conditions during the next three
months to continue to prove challenging, according to the September 2021
Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report.
Prepared monthly, the report provides an economic indicator for
manufacturing, sampling 114 metal forming companies in the United States
PMA’s September report shows that only 26 percent of metal forming companies forecast an increase in economic activity in the next three months (decreasing from 29 percent in August and down 10 percent compared to July), 56 percent predict no change (compared to 57 percent last month) and 18 percent anticipate a decline in activity (increasing from 14 percent in August).
Sixty-one percent of respondents reported an increase in lead times, slightly down from 64 percent in August.
IP68 sensors are ideal for detection in welding or harsh environments.
Air-coil systems and advanced electronics make them resistant to
electromagnetic fields or influence from variable frequency drive
control systems. The housing design ensures longevity and the brass
casings are coated with PTFE, protecting against weld sparks and metal
2021, we are looking for women in leadership positions or on the shop
floor, those who represent dedication to their company and the industry,
and demonstrate excellence in meeting their workplace responsibilities.
Nominees should be employed by a manufacturer of metal parts and components or a supplier to the industry. Winners from 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
are ineligible, but previous Honorable Mention recipients can be
nominated. Fill out the form in detail ASAP as the nomination deadline
is October 8. While we will accept more than one nomination from a
company, a company may not have more than one winner.
Since 1969, Heyco Metalshas 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.
…for Stromberg Sheet Metal Works, as the addition of a 90,000-psi large-bed cutting machine makes quick work of increasing workloads in the Maryland fabricator’s Specialty and Architectural division.
Custom Hydraulic Press Triggers Takeover-Die Success When Houston, TX-based Diverse Metal Products inherited a die used to emboss plate-style heat-exchanger plates for a U.S. Nuclear Navy project, a new, custom hydraulic press became a necessity. In September 2020, the new press—packing 2500 tons of forming capacity—hit the floor running.
& Die Racks reduce downtime and damage to costly manufacturing
equipment by providing vertical storage capacity with high-strength
shelves engineered to handle loads exceeding 80,000 lbs. Optimize your
operations by maximizing floor space, enhancing safety and increasing
through-put with Dexco racks.