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October 9, 2019

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Get Ready for FABTECH
…November 11-14 at McCormick Place in Chicago. North America’s largest sheet metal forming and fabricating event is expected to attract more than 48,000 attendees and 1700-plus exhibitors. MetalForming has it covered, from new technology to keynotes to conference presentations to special events.

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Feel the Power of Gema Powder Coating Technology at FABTECH
Gema’s new OptiFlex® Pro uses PowerBoost® technology, which gives you the industry’s highest charging power at 110,000 V / 110 µA – allowing for faster and more efficient powder coating. We’re handing you more power, more quality, and more control at FABTECH. Come see the latest in manual and automatic powder coating technologies. Bring us your questions. You’ll leave with the answers. Try out our OptiFlex® Pro Manual Gun at Booth B13034.

Where Is Manufacturing Going?
Tune in to hear Jeff Aznavorian, president of long-time Precision Metalforming Association member Clips and Clamps Industries, share his views on workforce development, automation, big data and more.

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Flexline Traveling Clamp
The electric motor driven chain moves the clamping element automatically from the parking position to the clamping position and back. The T-slot of the machine serves as the guide for the drive chain and clamping element. The drive chain also houses the hydraulic and electric lines for the clamping element.

Steel Making Gains in Battery Electric Vehicle Design and Production
Batteries and their necessary protection can add approximately 1500 lb. to the weight of a vehicle, a limiting factor in adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), according to Bala Krishnan, director of automotive product applications for ArcelorMittal. To the rescue: advanced high strength steel (AHSS). Krishnan discusses this in an ArcelorMittal blog post.

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Machining Without Coolant
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.

See Plex in Action at Tubing Facility
Plex Systems, Troy, MI, has announced a plant tour showcasing its cloud ERP in action at Arrow Fabricated Tubing in Garland, TX, October 24, followed by an afternoon at the Top Golf entertainment complex.

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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.

Automation Alley Announces Sessions for Industry 4.0 Conference
Automation Alley, A Troy, MI-based technology and manufacturing business association, has announced the breakout sessions for Integr8, the Industry 4.0 conference and expo, November 6 at Detroit’s TFC Center (formerly Cobo Center).

Logopress3F Blank Overview
Use the “Blank” portion of Logopress3F flattening software for SolidWorks to generate a flat blank (and formability data) in seconds with just a few clicks. Results are generated as a standard SolidWorks sketch using only lines and arcs (No splines!).

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Time-Lapse Press Install
Check out the install of this 660-ton Sutherland Presses straightside, the heart of a new line at an automotive OEM.

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Want to Win up to $10,000 and Support a Great Cause?
The Precision Metalforming Association Educational Foundation is conducting a 50/50 raffle. No more than 200 tickets at $100 each will be sold; proceeds will support the foundation’s mission: “To enhance the supply of skilled workers by supporting and developing training and education programs and by improving the public image and awareness of careers in metalforming." Deadline: November 15; drawing on November 18. For details, contact Nichol Lopriore, 216/901-8800 ext. 103.

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.

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!
Register today!

Hot Off the Press

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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!

October 2019 issue
October 2019
QDC as Soft Automation
Quick die change (QDC), the safe, efficient and rapid movement of dies, need not be complicated, but must be present. Mark Scanlan, vice president and general manager of Germantown, WI-based PFA, Inc., shares his QDC views.

Tips for Automating Laser Cutting Operations
An idle laser cutter loses money. Investing in the proper automation can add production uptime and boost profits.

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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!

Upcoming Issues
November: Die Protection/Press Controls, Mechanical Presses, Waterjet Cutting, CNC Punching & Tooling, Resistance Welding, Safety Update, Market Report: Appliance, MetalForming's Women of Excellence.

December: PMA Awards of Excellence, Automation, Quality/Inspection, Folding/Bending Technology, Cutting, Arc Welding, Materials & Coatings, Additive Manufacturing, Metal Stamping/Tool and Die Conference

January: Servo Technology, Press Tending, Laser Cutting, Resistance Welding, Software for Manufacturing, IoT, Lubrication Technology Conference Preview

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