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November 7, 2019

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Austrian HVAC OEM Benefits from Automated Panel Bending
Fröling, a manufacturer of firewood, pellet and wood chip boilers, discusses its use of a Salvagnini P4 panel bender.

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Gema OptiFlex® Pro…Power. Quality. Control.
The new OptiFlex® Pro from Gema gives you the highest charging power in the industry at 110,000 V / 110 μA, allowing you to coat faster and more efficiently. Plus you can manage your application process in real time by using Gema’s exclusive E-App, for total connectivity. More power, more quality, more control. For more information visit www.optiflexpro.com.

M&A Activity in Metals Is Subject of PricewaterhouseCoopers Report
This presentation discusses how uncertainties surrounding ongoing trade negotiations, retaliatory rounds of tariffs, and the health of the global economy influence the metals sector.

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Dexco Racks Create Vertical Storage Capacity for Metal Stampers, Formers and Fabricators
Dexco Tool & 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.

Additive Manufacturing Webinar: In Case You Missed It...
Selecting Parts for Additive Manufacturing, a webinar sponsored by SLM Solutions and hosted by 3D Metal Printing magazine, is available for your viewing pleasure.

Logopress3F Blank Overview
Use the “Blank” portion of Logopress3F flattening software for SolidWorks to generate a flat blank (and formability data) in seconds with just a few clicks. Results are generated as a standard SolidWorks sketch using only lines and arcs (No splines!).

Beckwood Chosen to Retrofit 40-Year-Old Press
Beckwood Press Co. will retrofit a 40-year-old, 750-ton straightside draw press.

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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.

Where Is Manufacturing Going?
Tune in to hear Jeff Aznavorian, president of long-time Precision Metalforming Association member Clips and Clamps Industries, share his views on workforce development, automation, big data and more.

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Machining Without Coolant
Replace messy mist systems and improve dry machining with clean, cold air! EXAIR’s Cold Gun Aircoolant System improves tolerances, tool life and production rates by cooling with 20°F air. The Cold Gun is ideal for tool sharpening, drill and cutter grinding, milling, band sawing, more.

Bosch Rexroth Launches Online Ordering Tool
Bosch Rexroth Corp. has announced its GoSelect online ordering tool, designed to streamline product selection.

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Nothing Removes Slag Faster or Better
Timesavers introduces new Hammerhead metalworking machine at FABTECH 2019. The ‘Hammerhead’, an aggregate for the removal of heavy slag, consists of replaceable flexible pins to remove the heavy slag on plasma cut steel parts. The result, lower operating costs. Expect savings up to 25%.

Looking Ahead: FABTECH Chicago Shifts to September
FABTECH show management has announced that beginning in 2021, FABTECH Chicago will shift its dates to September after the 2019 show next month.

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AutoForm-Compensator—Simulation Software for Sheet Metal Stampings
AutoForm-Compensator allows users to automatically modify tooling surfaces based on the precise springback calculations from the AutoForm solver. Engineers can easily define compensation regions, which the software automatically adjusts using the springback results. The compensated geometry is then used for rapid and accurate tooling validation without extensive trial and error.
AutoForm Engineering USA, Inc., Troy, MI, 888/428-8636, www.autoform.com

Hot Off the Press

Lubrication Technology for Metal Formers and Die Shops
This two-day program in Novi, MI, will bring stampers and die shops up to date 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.
Learn more

November 2019 issue
October 2019
2019 Women of Excellence in Metal Forming & Fabricating
As a means to promote metal forming and fabricating as rewarding career choices, and to inspire the next generation to explore these careers, we recognize those who have demonstrated on-the-job excellence and a commitment to manufacturing.

Stamping Simplified via Controls
While Omni Manufacturing designs, builds and operates complicated machinery to ensure productivity in its part-making operations, its stamping isn’t so complicated, thanks to new controls on the company's 300- and 1500-ton mechanical presses.

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Want to Win Up to $10,000 and Support a Great Cause?
The Precision Metalforming Association Educational Foundation is conducting a 50/50 raffle. No more than 200 tickets at $100 each will be sold; proceeds will support the foundation’s mission: “To enhance the supply of skilled workers by supporting and developing training and education programs and by improving the public image and awareness of careers in metalforming." Deadline: November 15; drawing on November 18. For details, contact Nichol Lopriore, 216/901-8800 ext. 103.

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.
Get details and register.

Upcoming Issues
December: PMA Awards of Excellence, Automation, Quality/Inspection, Folding/Bending Technology, Cutting, Arc Welding, Materials & Coatings, Additive Manufacturing, Metal Stamping/Tool and Die Conference

January: Servo Technology, Press Tending, Five-Axis Laser Cutting, Resistance Welding, Software for Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Preview: Lubrication Technology Conference

February: Hydraulic Presses, In-Die Operations, CAD/CAM/Nesting Software, Industrial Hygiene Safety, Arc Welding, Safety Update, Additive Manufacturing, FABTECH 2019 Wrap-Up

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Industry-Related Terms: Arcs, Blank, Case, Center, Coat, Die, Download, Draw, Drawing, Forming, Grinding, Lines, Run
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