The coming year most certainly will be challenging, but if consumers remain optimistic and demand continues, the automotive-industry’s recovery is expected to remain intact. Yet market conditions have suppliers on edge, grappling with the dramatic pace of industry change.
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Metal forming companies express increased optimism for improved business conditions during the first quarter of the year, according to the January 2022 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report. PMA’s January report shows that 37 percent of metal forming companies anticipate an increase in general economic activity in the next three months (up from 27 percent in December), while only seven percent predict a decrease in activity (down from 16 percent in December).
Forty-six percent of respondents reported an increase in lead times, down from 50 percent in December.
from the physical show from Feb. 21 to 26, TIMTOS x TMTS 2022 Online
Exhibition from Feb. 21 to Mar. 21 will provide an array of hybrid
services and activities, including an On-site Guide for Online Visitors.
Visitor registration is available on the website.
by a surge in nonautomotive sectors, the number of robots sold in North
America set a record in 2021, with 39,708 units sold at a value of $2
billion, a 14-percent increase over the previous high in 2017.
According to new industry statistics released by the Association for
Advancing Automation (A3), the number of robots sold in 2021 rose 28
percent over 2020.
Beckwood’s Ascent line of standard hydraulic presses is pre-engineered for up to 50% lower cost & lead time. Choose from 30-500 tons and over 21 different frame sizes. No matter the industry or forming process, an Ascent press will improve your production line.
2022 edition of Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) is set to return to
a live format, May 18 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.
GDIS, presented by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI),
celebrates its 20th year in 2022 as the signature North American event
where automotive engineering, design, technology and academic leaders
provide insight on the latest trends and material applications on new
cars and trucks.
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Mexico returns to Monterrey, May 3-5, 2022, bringing together more than
500 exhibitors presenting the latest in technology and solutions to
more than 8000 attendees from Mexico and Latin America.
AMUG Conference brings a unique experience to additive manufacturing
where attendees are eager to share insights. Designed to facilitate
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Chicago, Illinois, April 3-7, 2022.
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Using StartProto’s manufacturing execution system (MES), Ram Precision made the jump to a completely paperless operation, capturing the valuable knowledge of its current workforce and making the company a highly attractive place for young and talented workers to start their careers. The process and the system are detailed in a free webinar on March 31, from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT. Find out from Ram Precision officials how StartProto MES impacted the bottom line , and how, by using the documentation and routing tools built into StartProto, Ram Precision eliminated bottlenecks in its processes and cross-trained existing employees, increasing shop throughput by 35 percent.
steel and automotive industries have a long history of collaborating to
develop highly optimized, cost-effective and mass-efficient solutions.
As both industries work toward a migration to electrification, the steel
industry continues to support the automotive industry with
forward-looking innovation. Correcting Common Misconceptions Regarding Steel Grades Several misconceptions regarding the naming and properties of sheet steels exist within the metal forming community. Here we’ll discuss several of them, because while most people around the world attempt to use equivalency tables to identify and compare similar grades, at the end of the day a die made in Korea with commercial-quality steel may not work properly in the United Kingdom with what appears to be the same steel grade.