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November 25, 2019

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Automated Part-Sorting Solution
David Widlund, regional sales manager at Mazak, shows off the company’s SortFlex system for job-oriented sorting of laser-finished parts during FABTECH 2019.





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FABTECH 2019 Draws Record Attendance
FABTECH 2019, held November 11-14 in Chicago, closed with record attendance, marking a 7 percent increase over the previous FABTECH Chicago in 2017. (Atlanta was the site of FABTECH 2018.)  A total of 48,278 attendees from 95 countries and 1700 exhibitors participated in FABTECH 2019. Next year’s show is set for November 18-20 in Las Vegas, NV.

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 this month.


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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.
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Manufacturing Tomorrow
Matt Long, vice president of continuous improvement and John Miller, engineering manager, discuss production innovations and best practices at furniture maker Herman Miller.




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Dexco: The Strongest, Safest, Most Durable Racking Solutions on the Market
Dexco Coil racks create vertical storage capacity for metal stampers, formers and fabricators to improve plant safety and increase product selectivity. High strength shelves and custom cradles safely store coils exceeding 80,000 lbs. Optimize your operations by maximizing floor space, reducing material damage, and increasing through-put with Dexco racks.




Harbour Study—North American Auto Tooling Spend to Drop in 2020
Citing a fundamental shift in the automotive marketplace as well as reduced vehicle launches from the Detroit Three automakers, an analysis from Harbour Results Inc. (HRI) predicts that 2020 automotive vendor tooling spend in North America will drop to $6.8 billion from an estimated $8.7 billion in 2019.


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Fagor Arrasate Announces at FABTECH the Opening of a New Service-Oriented Plant in Chicago Metro Area
Fagor Arrasate, specialist in the design, manufacture and supply of cutting and forming lines, has presented at FABTECH 2019 in Chicago its project to build a new service plant in the Chicago area. The new service facility for USA will be operational by the end of 2020.




Report Indicates Steady, Yet Soft, Metal Forming Market Conditions
Soft market conditions remain a concern of metal forming companies, though little has changed since October, according to the November 2019 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report.


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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.




Okay Industries Introduces NexTech Labs
Okay Industries has announced the addition of NexTech Labs--prototyping and process development labs serving as dedicated spaces with advanced equipment, resources and staff who work collaboratively with customers to solve complex engineering design challenges.

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.


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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.




Holiday Wishes
The staff of MetalForming wishes you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Cheers!

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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.
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November 2019 issue
November 2019
Market Report: Appliances
In a steady market, sleek and smart best describe the latest offerings, which challenge designers and manufacturers to deliver.

Servos Offer Solution for AHSS
Servomechanical presses provide solid options in combatting tough-metal challenges such as springback, reverse tonnage and more.




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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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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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