As the economy continues to recover in the wake of COVID-19, our industry’s skills shortage and its ramifications will again become apparent. That said, fall begins the 2021 budgeting season for many manufacturers, and as noted in a September blog post by McKinsey & Company, “the financial-planning process for 2021 presents an opportunity to turn hard-earned lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic into an enduring exercise in linking strategy to value.” The business-as-usual budgeting process no longer suffices.
Auctions organizes an online bankruptcy auction of recent air ducts
production machinery including coil processing line with 10-fold
decoiler “Iowa Precision” (2017), laser cutting machine with 4-fold decoiler “SH-ACL” (2018), elbow machines “JWT”, CNC press brake “Toskar” and complete workshop and warehouse inventory. Auction closing date: Tuesday 20 October.
& Engineering, Wyoming, MI, and Trenton Forging Co., Trenton, MI,
have received the 2020 National Metalworking Reshoring Award in
recognition of their success in bringing manufacturing back to the
United States. The 2020 award was presented virtually on the IMTS
Network on September 15 by Harry Moser, founder and president of the
to the manageable and compact design, hollow-piston cylinders are
especially suitable where space is limited. They are available with
clamping forces ranging from 3 tons to 16 tons, and they offer optimum
adaptation to an unlevel clamping surface with an optional spherical
SmartFlow™ enables metal formers to get smart with fluid application. With an intuitive interface, SmartFlow™ allows for simple, guided setup, advanced integration, fluid usage tracking, monitoring, and enhanced diagnostic/maintenance tools. Pair SmartFlow™ with Unist’s precision applicators for lubrication systems that eliminate wasted fluid and mess, reduce scrap, and maximize profit.
WEBER PT is the perfect deburring machine for lasered, punched and
nibbled parts. It handles deburring, rounding, descaling and surface
grinding of thin sheets and heavy plates. Up to four grinding stations
allow for all machining variations. Improved accessibility for
maintenance; modular design; and optional simultaneous top/bottom
machining are just some of the advantages of the WEBER PT.
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Replace messy mist systems and improve dry machining with clean, cold air! EXAIR’s Cold Gun Aircoolant System improves tolerances, tool life and production rates by cooling with 20°F air. The Cold Gun is ideal for tool sharpening, drill and cutter grinding, milling, band sawing, more.
New for 2021, PMA’s Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference is adding lubrication technology to the event. The conference, produced by the Precision Metalforming Association and MetalForming magazine in
partnership with the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers,
will feature keynote presentations and breakout educational sessions on
stamping, tool and die, and lubrication.
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.
The decision to replace or upgrade from an outdated ERP system can often be a difficult one, because employees grow comfortable with it. However, it’s probably weighing you down. With the speed at which technology is advancing, manufacturers can no longer afford to continue using outdated ERP systems. Read on to learn why a modern ERP system built for manufacturing business growth may be the most important step you take for the success of your company.
Since the motion of a servo press is programmable, some users wrongly believe that the tonnage available through the full stroke of the press is like that of a hydraulic press. However, servo presses have a mechanical drivetrain (eccentric gear or shaft); therefore, the tonnage curve basically will be the same as with a mechanical press. Stampers must review the press’ tonnage curve vs. the specific applications in regard to loads higher in the stroke.
Pile Driver™ inductive sensor housings are machined from stainless steel stock, making it the best choice for mechanically abusive environments like metalforming. Cylindrical models are available from 8 to 30 mm diameter, in standard and extended-range versions. Surface-mount models offer 6mm of sensing range from a compact package only 8 mm high.
With a press capacity of 900-3,100 US tons, SIMPAC’s DTE Series is ideal for cutting, blanking, embossing, and forming large parts. This mechanical press series can also be used for EV battery pack production (outer cases and cooling plates). Manufactured entirely in-house at SIMPAC’s South Korean headquarters, metal formers are guaranteed quality assurance, high precision, and a long service life! For more information, email email@example.com.
Coil racks create vertical storage capacity for metal stampers, formers
and fabricators to improve plant safety and increase product
selectivity. High strength shelves and custom cradles safely store coils
exceeding 80,000 lbs. Optimize your operations by maximizing floor
space, reducing material damage, and increasing through-put with Dexco racks.
servo presses offer the latest in direct drive motor and control
technology, combined with unique frame designs and features. The slide
motion programmability gives stampers the ability to optimize
production, work with advanced materials, reduce secondary operations,
and extend tooling maintenance intervals. Multiple servo presses are
always in stock for quick delivery.
use of aluminum in automobiles is anticipated to grow most
significantly in the production of body-in-white (BIW) parts and
closures. Metal formers stamping BIW and closure parts typically must
use automotive-OEM-approved lubricants. Most of these approvals were
established many years ago, and primarily represent technologies
designed for effective use on steel parts. With the growth of more
complex aluminum stampings, these technologies can lack some of the
requirements to effectively stamp and process aluminum.
Spray Control technology, from Spraying Systems Co., ensures the proper
volume of lubricant is applied, even when line/press speeds or dies
change. Precision application eliminates waste of costly lubricants and
quality problems caused by inconsistent coverage. Maintenance downtime
due to oil mist is eliminated, worker safety is improved and operating
costs are decreased.
2-day learning and networking event for manufacturing professionals in
the southeastern states will include keynotes by regional experts,
breakout tracks on professional and personal growth topics, a panel
discussion with Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, Career Coaching Sessions,
networking opportunities and more!