Clinching and Joining Advancements

December 11, 2019

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Clinching and Joining Draws Attention
Advancements in clinching equipment, tooling, handheld units, work holding and more drew a steady stream of visitors to the BTM booth at FABTECH 2019 in Chicago. See why.

Stamtec Metal Stamping and Forming Equipment
  • 50+ mechanical and servo presses in our 65,000 sq. ft. facility near Nashville, TN
  • Building presses with our own employees in our own factories for 70 years, with almost 40 years in the U.S. market
  • Electrical and mechanical engineers, sales,  and service/support personnel onsite at our Manchester, TN facility
  • Turn-key integration of press, quick die change, coil feedline, transfer system and other peripheral equipment.

Have Your Voice Heard
Plex Systems invites you to participate in its 5th annual study on manufacturing technology, open now through Dec. 16. This 15 to 20-minute survey provides an opportunity to share how you are using technology to create, innovate and drive results, and how trends such as Industry 4.0, blockchain and robotics on the shop floor will affect your business and the industry. Like last year’s study, responses, which will be kept anonymous, will be included in Plex’s State of Manufacturing Technology 2020 report, published in partnership with LNS Research.

Click here to participate in the survey.

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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

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.

Amada America Celebrates Opening of Latest Site
Amada America marked the opening of its 190,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing center in High Point, NC while announcing plans to open its 62,000-sq.-ft. technical center next year on the same campus.

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.

Aerospace Systems Supplier Announces Youth Apprentices
National Signing Day for high school athletes is widely known, but a signing day for high school manufacturing apprentices? That is what Champion Aerospace, LLC, a Liberty, SC-based provider of aerospace ignition and power systems recently held.

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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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.

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

December 2019 issue
December 2019
Part-Handling Choices for Advancing Automation
When it’s time to step up your automation efforts, don’t overlook material selection for tooling.

2019 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming
The Precision Metalforming Association honors excellence in productivity, quality, training and education.

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
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

March: Die Protection/Press Controls, Conveyors, CNC Punching & Tooling, Resistance Welding, Post-Processing, Roundup: Die Design and Simulation Software

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