ERP Acts as Contract Manufacturer's Central Nervous System

July 28, 2021

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


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ERP Acts as Contract Manufacturer's Central Nervous System
With features including advanced planning and scheduling, backward scheduling, integration with laser-cutting nesting software, and detailed data-laden dashboards, the Global Shop Solutions ERP software at Zephyr Products is, according to company president Randy Reinhardt, “our most important asset outside of our employees.”



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Sponsored
STAMTEC KNOWS...It All Starts with the Tool
We understand this and will work closely with you to determine what equipment will best suit your needs. With the broadest range of mechanical and servo presses in the market today, at very competitive prices, Stamtec can certainly provide a viable solution and first-class equipment for you, or point you in the right direction if we are not a good fit. Give us a call today at 931-393-5050, and let’s work together to find your best solution.
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What Gets Tracked, Gets Improved
Deep-draw metal former H&T Waterbury leverages SensrTrx, an IoT solution, to empower continuous improvement and, as a result, reduces downtime by more than 70 percent.



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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.





IoT Experience
Internet of Things Experience for Manufacturers: Software, Sensors and Controls
How to set up an IoT operation and best take advantage of IoT technology in your manufacturing operations and along your supply chain demands navigating a knowledge curve and leveraging IoT expertise and technology. Help is available, courtesy of the IoT Experience for Manufacturers event, presented by the Precision Metalforming Association and MetalForming magazine. Slated for October 27-28 in Schaumburg, IL, the IoT Experience for Manufacturers delivers what metal formers and fabricators need to know to successfully leverage this emerging game changer.




Sponsored
Heyco Metals
Since 1969, Heyco Metals has rolled out high-precision, light-gauge coil and strip. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the company excels in copper, copper alloys and stainless steel as it continues a proven commitment to pristine surface quality, short lead times, exact specifications and unparalleled value for customers.





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Material Cards for Metal Forming Simulation
Material cards are computer files containing specific material properties needed for simulation purposes. For sheet metal forming simulations, a material card should contain, in its most basic form, flow stress (hardening curve), yield function and failure criteria.



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A Matching Bihler Module for Every Application
With BIMERIC, you can cover a wide variety of components and have one contact solution for all processes, devices, and control systems. The modular system offers a comprehensive portfolio of process modules for all forming, assembly, handling, and joining applications. Learn how to adapt the BIMERIC to your applications using the Bihler servo technology. Visit us at Booth # D47124




Hot Off the Press
Schuler Laser-Blanking Line Added to Porsche’s Smart Press Shop
New-Look Exair Website Features Improved Search Function
Komatsu Webinar Series: Adapting to Today’s Stamping Needs
Spirol Receives 2020 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award
Tremblay Tool Steels Launches New Website
Sandvik to Acquire CAM-Software Company Cambrio


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Sponsored
Early-Bird Pricing Ends July 29 for PMA’s Automotive Conference
There is still time to receive the early-bird rate for the Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference! Don’t miss out on two days of educational sessions, networking, and the latest developments and outlook for the automotive industry.
Register here




July 2021
From the July Issue of MetalForming
Metal Forming + Industry 4.0
Elements of the Industrial Internet of Things include horizontal integration through value networks; end-to-end digital integration across the entire value chain; and networked manufacturing systems. The common theme: real-time continuous and automatic exchange of data throughout all systems.

How Ready Are You for Industry 4.0?
Your digital transformation begins with a clear assessment of where you are—and where you need to go.




New Products
Forming Simulation of Progressive Dies
LVD Launches Online Resource Center
Software Solves Springback Issues in Prog.-Die Auto-Part Application
Enhanced Automated Quoting System for Fabricators

Upcoming Issues
August
  • Pressroom Automation
  • Preview: FABTECH, September 13-16, Chicago, IL
  • CNC Punching/Tooling
  • Arc Welding
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • E-Newsletter Focus: Presses
September
  • Mechanical Presses
  • Press Controls/Sensing
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • Resistance Welding
  • E-Newsletter Focus: Pressroom Automation


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