Blank Feeding—Why and When?

August 24, 2022

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Technology Focus: Robotics/Automation
MetalForming brings you the August installment of our monthly Technology Focus newsletter, this month highlighting Robotics/Automation.

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Blank Feeding—Why and When?
Blank feeding certainly can complicate things and require increased capital investment, yet improved material utilization and the ability to cost-effectively produce complex parts can lead to a quick return on investment. And, feeding blanks allows stampers to continuously run their presses, optimizing overall equipment effectiveness.

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Robotic Sanding Made Easy with the ATI Robotic Orbital Sander
ATI Industrial Automation’s AOV-10 Robotic Orbital Sander is the ideal robotic solution for surface preparation and finishing. With built-in compliance, the AOV-10 is well-suited for many different robotic application types—even those that require a light touch. Visit to learn more.

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Press-Line Part Sensing—Sooner is Better
The ability to detect blank and part presence, double sheets and more, prior to stamping, is a reliable money and time saver.

Want to Cut Energy Costs? Easy, Reduce Air Leaks
In this paper we address where air leaks commonly occur, leak detection methods, and practical advice for an audit and repair plan. We’ll explain why an ongoing leak detection and repair program can be one of the most cost-effective measures your company can use to lower energy costs
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Arku Named Supplier of the Year by Kirchhoff Automotive
Arku has received a Supplier of the Year 2022 award from one of its customers, Kirchhoff Automotive, in the category of Capital & Tooling. Arku coil lines from its Baden-Baden, Germany, facility have proven their value in the production halls of Kirchhoff Automotive since 2002, at factories on three continents.

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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.
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This October: Industry 4.0 Experience
October 5-6 are the dates for The Industry 4.0 Experience for Metal Formers and Fabricators, presented by MetalForming magazine and the Precision Metalforming Association. Held in Schaumburg, IL, and virtually, the conference is designed to educate managers and engineers working in metal forming and fabricating plants on the latest in digital and plant-floor connectivity technologies for manufacturers.

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Switch to Better End-Of-Arm Tooling
Transporter® Switch Series (TPS) Magnets are ideal for use where vacuum cups and grippers are used for lifting and moving steel sheets, blanks, parts, and assemblies in automated press-to-press transfer or robotic "pick and place" applications. They are perfect for clean room environments. NO dirty air exhausted to the atmosphere.

November: Hot Stamping Conference, Tour
Mark your calendar as MetalForming and the Precision Metalforming Association deliver the 4th annual Hot Stamping Experience and Tech Tour, November 29-30, 2022, in Novi, MI. This event provides a unique opportunity to dive deeply into the ever-expanding world of hot stamping, highlighted by a tour of the GNS North America hot stamping facility in Canton Township, MI.

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EuroBLECH 2022: Your Gateway to a Smarter Future
EuroBLECH 2022, the 26th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, takes place October 25-28, 2022 at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany. Around 1,300 exhibitors from 39 countries already secured their stand space at the world’s leading trade exhibition for the sheet metal working industry, covering a total net exhibition space of over 88,000 square metres. The ticket shop is now open.

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Delta Computer Systems Refreshes Branding to Mark its 40th Anniversary
Delta Computer Systems, Inc., Battle Ground, WA, in celebration of its 40th yr. in business, has debuted a refreshed company logo to promote a new brand: Delta Motion. The branding reinforces the firm’s ongoing focus on the industrial motion-control market and promotes consistency along with its website address,

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PMA Membership
Position your company as an industry leader when you utilize PMA resources—ITR Econ Trends reports, trade publications, One Voice and FABTECH trade shows. A PMA membership will provide your company and all of its employees with a range of valuable industry resources that are designed to help you become more connected, more informed, more efficient, more competitive and ultimately more profitable.

Hot Off the Press
CS Unitec Names Mike Sullivan Executive Vice President
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Solar Atmospheres Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Vacuum Oil-Quench Furnace
PMA Tennessee District to Host 7th Annual Manufacturing Suppliers Night

August 2022
From the August Issue of MetalForming
MFG Day 2022: Crafting the Right Message, for the Right Audience
On October 2nd, 2014, President Obama issued a proclamation declaring the first Friday of October as National Manufacturing Day. Under the direction of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and its workforce-development and education partner The Manufacturing Institute, since 2016, this year’s event occurs on October 7.

Chicago Rolls Out the Red Carpet for IMTS 2022
IMTS–The International Manufacturing Technology Show, the largest and longest-running industry trade show in the Western Hemisphere, runs every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. This year’s edition, September 12-17, will host thousands of the creators, builders, sellers and drivers of manufacturing technology, all looking to connect and find inspiration.

New Products
Datanomix and Flexxbotics Partner to Automate Production Monitoring for Universal Robots
New Cobot Welder Increases Productivity, Improves Job Satisfaction for Skilled Welders

Upcoming Issues
  • Mechanical Presses
  • Press Controls/Sensing
  • Preview: Industry 4.0 for Manufacturers Conference
  • Preview: PMA Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • Fabrication Software
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Industry 4.0/IoT
  • Hydraulic Presses
  • Press Controls/Sensing
  • Preview: Hot Stamping Experience and Tech Tour
  • Preview: FABTECH
  • Laser Cutting
  • Resistance Welding
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Presses

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Industry-Related Terms: Blank, Center, Download, Forming, Grippers, LASER, Lines, Material Utilization, Run, Surface, Transfer
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