CAD/CAM Software Meets Tool Builder's Precision Machining Challenges

October 27, 2021

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Technology Focus: Software
MetalForming brings you the October installment of our monthly Technology Focus newsletter, this month highlighting Software.


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CAD/CAM Software Meets Tool Builder's Precision Machining Challenges
Benefits for X-Cel Tooling also include quicker machining feeds and speeds on the shop floor, and software standardization across multiple machines that eases programming and operation, and assists in cross-training.



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Sponsored
Better Uptime, Less Damage, Actionable Data
Marposs’s Brankamp monitoring systems for sheet metal processing (stamping, drawing, coining, piercing, blanking and bending) protect the machine and tool from overloads, detect process disturbances such as feed failures, rising slugs, punch or die breakage and support the operator in quicker machine set-up.
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Predicting Springback with Simulation
Sounds easy, doesn’t it? After all, papers from the 1980s describe springback prediction using finite-element analysis (FEA), and many commercially available software packages offer die designers easy access to FEA capabilities. Yet with all of these advancements, we still hear of shops machining die surfaces two or more times. What goes wrong?



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Sponsored
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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PMA Business Conditions Report: Hopeful That Section 232 Tariffs Can Be Terminated
Metal forming companies continue to anticipate that business conditions will be challenging during the next three months, according to the October 2021 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report. The report shows that, for the third straight month, a growing number of respondents predict a drop in economic activity, with 25 percent of metal forming companies forecasting a decline in activity in the next three months (up from 18 percent in September), while 27 percent expect an increase in activity (compared to 26 percent in September). Fifty-eight percent of respondents report an increase in lead times, down from 61 percent in September.


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SEYI. A Wide Selection of Presses for All Your Needs
SEYI is a leading global manufacturer of conventional and servo-mechanical stamping presses from 28 to 2,750 tons. Press models are designed to meet all your needs: progressive die, transfer, tandem lines, and specialty applications. SEYI always has presses in stock up to 660 tons for quick delivery.




Virtual IoT Experience for Manufacturers Set for November
The Precision Metalforming Association and MetalForming magazine are proud to deliver what metal formers and fabricators need to know to successfully leverage emerging IoT (Internet of Things) technology.

IoT Experience for Manufacturers is a virtual event designed specifically to educate floor supervisors, manufacturing engineers and managers, IT directors, and others working in small to midsized metal forming and fabricating plants on the coming wave of digital manufacturing and plant-floor connectivity.

Experts will explain how ERP/MRP software allows critical data gathered on the plant floor to be deciphered and delivered to managers, enabling strategic decision-making. And, with sensors and machine controls evolving at a rapid pace, don't miss this opportunity to stay current with these critical, IoT-enabling technologies.


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Sponsored
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.




Sandvik to Acquire CAM-Software Company Cambrio
Sandvik has signed an agreement with Battery Ventures to acquire U.S.-based Cambrio, whose product portfolio includes GibbsCam (for production milling, turning and mill turn operations), Cimatron (for mold and die), and SigmaNest (for sheet metal fabrication).


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Hot Stamping in Michigan November 2-3
See you in Ann Arbor, MI, November 2-3, as MetalForming magazine and the Precision Metalforming Association present the third annual Hot Stamping Experience and Tech Tour. This one-of-a-kind event provides an exciting opportunity to fully explore the ever-expanding world of hot stamping, gaining popularity among automotive OEMs and Tier suppliers for the production of lighter and safer vehicles, including electric vehicles. Other industries are seeing the benefits as well. Find out why, at the Hot Stamping Experience and Tech Tour.



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Educate your aerospace and defense team at AeroDef Mfg. 2021
Meet face-to-face with engineers, product designers & managers to find advanced technology solutions for your most pressing mfg. challenges at AeroDef 2021, Nov. 16-18 in Long Beach, CA.
Register Today!



ECI Completes Acquisition of ERP Provider Deacom
ECI Software Solutions has completed the acquisition of Deacom, Inc., a provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for batch and process manufacturers. Deacom ERP is a comprehensive ERP platform that integrates all modules that manufacturers need to operate, including warehouse management, quality control, ecommerce and direct delivery. Deacom will join ECI’s Manufacturing Division, which serves nearly 14,000 manufacturers and job shops worldwide, and will leverage Deacom as its global platform to serve batch and process manufacturers going forward.

Stamping and Lubrication Technology Conference Set for January in Cincinnati
PMA and MetalForming magazine’s popular stamping conference is back and better than ever! In 2021, lubrication technology was added to the event, which took it to the next level. Now named the Metal Stamping and Lubrication Technology Conference, it is heading to Cincinnati, OH, on January 18-19, 2022.

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October 2021
From the October Issue of MetalForming
Bravo, FABTECH Exhibitors and Attendees!
Fist bumps, elbow taps, handshakes and lots of smiles—partially hidden by masks, to be sure, but there nonetheless—all highlighted an exceptionally productive week at FABTECH 2021, which most assuredly will go down as the most unusual FABTECH of our lifetimes. But make no mistake, it was by all accounts a worthwhile and much-needed event, fostering, as always, the critical exchange of technology and ideas that fuels our industry.
 
G Whiz—20-kW Laser Cutting Machine Promises Accelerated Throughput
Starting with a 4-kW machine three years ago, and now topping out with a 20-kW system, Schrock Fabrication has boosted laser cutting power—and g forces with it—to keep up with high-volume needs.




New Products
CAD-Embedded Motion Simulation Helps Die Designers Slash Lead Times and Optimize SPM
Sandvik to Add Mastercam to its CAM Portfolio
Forming Simulation of Progressive Dies

Upcoming Issues
November
  • Servo Technology
  • Pressroom Automation
  • Bending/Folding
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Resistance Welding
  • Enewsletter Focus: Presses
December
  • Mechanical Presses
  • FABTECH Wrapup
  • Women of Excellence Awards
  • Preview: Metal Stamping and Lubrication Technology Conference
  • CNC Punching/ Tooling
  • Arc Welding
  • Enewsletter Focus: Pressroom Automation


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Industry-Related Terms: Blanking, Cam, Center, CNC, Coining, Die, Download, Drawing, Forming, LASER, Lines, Piercing, Run, Transfer
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