…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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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, 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).
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!).
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.
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
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!
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!
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
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!
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