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the past decade, hot stamping has gained a foothold in North America,
as more and more automotive OEMs and their Tier suppliers adopt the
technology. To help metal formers and fabricators stay on top of the
technology, MetalForming magazine debuts its Hot Stamping Experience and Tech Tour, September 17 in Michigan. Event presenters and representatives of hot stamping equipment provide an inside look at the current state of the technology and where it’s headed.
Head to Greenville, SC, for the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) PEAK South Conferencetaking
place Monday, October 28. This conference for women working in
manufacturing (and the men who support them!) will offer learning and
networking opportunities, including a keynote presentation, plant tours,
breakout sessions led by experts, and more!
Larson Tool & Stamping Co. recently collaborated with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) to develop acatalog of online training coursesspecific to the metal forming industry. Larson Tool President Chuck Cederberg, who serves on PMA’s educational committee, helped lead the effort to develop a platform that best meets the needs of metal formers, leading to the launching of METALFORM EDU in October 2018.
printing tooling via newly developed powdered tool steel delivers an
alternative to long tooling lead times while enabling design freedom.
This is especially important in hot stamping, which often requires intricate cooling channels.
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
Tariffs likely will continue to affect the metal manufacturing industry for the near future. With that in mind, FABTECH 2019,
November 11-14 in Chicago, includes two Leadership Exchange sessions
intended to provide attendees with applicable information and insights
for facing tariffs head-on.
with thousands of leading manufacturers in critical industries at
WESTEC 2019, Sept. 24-26 in our new location, Long Beach Convention
Center. Take part in complimentary educational sessions, including
Knowledge Bars, keynote addresses and new-product demonstrations, and
advanced technologies such as additive manufacturing at our Smart
Daan Struyven, an analyst at Goldman Sachs, cautions against the over-emphasis of manufacturingwhen
measuring the U.S. economy because it only makes up 10 percent of GDP.
"The over representation of manufacturing in the official statistics
reflects its previous dominant role in the economy, combined with the
tendency for statistical systems and methods to change only slowly," he
The 3rd annual WiM Automotive South Conference
will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, in Greenville, SC. This
day-long conference will include keynote presentations by industry
leaders like Carrie Uhl, VP of Purchasing and Supply Chain with Magna
International, an engaging panel discussion, breakout sessions,
networking opportunities, and more!
Helping metal formers leverage growth in the Mexican market, this info-packed event
takes place August 21-22 at the Grand Fiesta Americana Queretaro,
Mexico. Session topics include maintenance practices and procedures for
the pressroom; safety guidelines for pressroom personnel; servo-press
technology; quick-die-change technology and procedures; and best
practices for transfer-system design, operation and maintenance. The
sessions, conducted in Spanish, benefit company executives as well
engineers, technicians and operators.
with leading manufacturing experts at SOUTHTEC, at the epicenter of
Southeast manufacturing. Find ideas for new products and the latest
technology to build them. Connect with like-minded professionals who can
help your business thrive. Experience the power of Southeast
manufacturing by attending SOUTHTEC!
new five-axis laser-cutting machine, along with new processing and
control software, improves productivity at this job shop serving
numerous metal spinning and stamping companies.
New Press Designs Tackle Ergonomic Concerns
Stand/sit options, tool proximity, lighting and more improve operator
comfort and reduce injury risks, translating to less waste and greater
throughput in small-part production.
Presses, Press Feeds, Surface Preparation, CAD-CAM/Nesting Software,
Resistance Welding, Materials & Coatings, Additive Manufacturing,
Market Report: Energy, Servo Technology Experience October: FABTECH Show Issue, Quick Die Change, Automated Storage, Loading and Unloading, Arc Welding, Software for Manufacturing, IoT November: Die Protection/Press Controls, Mechanical
Presses, Waterjet Cutting, CNC Punching & Tooling, Resistance
Welding, Safety Update, Market Report/Appliance, MetalForming's Women of Excellence.