Coil Anodized vs. Painted Aluminum

August 14, 2019

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Coil Anodized vs. Painted Aluminum
Lorin Industries highlights the characteristics and costs associated with coil anodized vs. painted aluminum.

Gema OptiFlex Pro
Gema OptiFlex® Pro…Power. Quality. Control.
The new OptiFlex® Pro from Gema gives you the highest charging power in the industry at 110,000 V / 110 μA, allowing you to coat faster and more efficiently. Plus you can manage your application process in real time by using Gema’s exclusive E-App, for total connectivity. More power, more quality, more control. For more information visit www.optiflexpro.com.

Hot Stamping Getting Hotter, as Coming Conference and Tour Will Show
Within 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.

Nominate Women of Excellence in Metalforming and Fabricating 2019
MetalForming magazine, in conjunction with Women in Manufacturing, seeks nominations for its 4th Annual Women of Excellence in Metalforming and Fabricating section, to run in the November 2019 issue. The section will feature and honor women in leadership positions or on the shop floor, who represent dedication to their company and the metal forming and fabricating industries, and demonstrate excellence in meeting their workplace.

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PEAK South 2019 – Registration Now Open
Head to Greenville, SC, for the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) PEAK South Conference taking 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 and PMA Collaborate on Training Resources
Larson Tool & Stamping Co. recently collaborated with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) to develop a catalog of online training courses specific 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.

Additive Manufacturing Plays Increasing Role in Hot Stamping
3D 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.

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.

FABTECH Explores the Impact of Tariffs on Metal Manufacturing
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.

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WESTEC 2019: The Leading West Coast Manufacturing Event
Connect 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 Manufacturing Hub!
Register for FREE today!

Goldman Sachs Questions Emphasis on Manufacturing
Daan Struyven, an analyst at Goldman Sachs, cautions against the over-emphasis of manufacturing when 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 writes.

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WiM Automotive South 2019 – Register Today!
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!

Mexico Metalforming Technology Conference
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.

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SOUTHTEC Reflects Southeast Manufacturing
Collaborate 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!
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August 2019 issue
August 2019
Laser Job Shop the Perfect Stamper/Spinner Partner
A 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.

Upcoming Issues
September: Hydraulic 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.

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Industry-Related Terms: Breakout, CNC, Coat, Die, Form, Forming, LASER, Run, Surface
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