Going Green With Cobots

February 27, 2019

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Audi Embraces Cobots
Supervisors and associates take us inside the Audi factory in Brussels, Belgium, to show Fanuc collaborative robots in action as the company ramps up production of its all-electric e-tron SUV.

Metal Formers Report Optimism
Metal forming companies forecast an upturn in business conditions during the next three months, according to the February 2019 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report.

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.

Mazda Develops Cold-Stamping Process for 1310-MPa HSS
Mazda Motor Corp., via separate R&D projects with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. and JFE Steel Corp., reports that it has developed the world's first cold-stamped vehicle-body parts made from 1310-MPa high-strength steel (HSS).

Nesting-Software Add-Ons Gain Fabricator ‘Power User’ Status
From basic nesting to Industry 4.0 efforts, this MO-based fabricator sets the bar high.

2019 AMUG Conference
The AMUG Conference provides a unique additive manufacturing experience. Designed to facilitate information exchange between AM users, the conference brings together individuals of all experience levels that wish to do more with AM. What makes the AMUG Conference different is the openness of attendees and their willingness to share. March 31 to April 4, 2019.

Industry Expert Shares Ways to Decrease Cycle Time on Hydraulic Presses
Greenerd Press & Machine Co.’s Tim Wilson details how setpoint adjustment, equipment upgrades and improved line communication can speed press operation

Looking to Step Up Your Training Efforts?
METALFORM EDU is a comprehensive online training system specifically designed for the metalforming industry. METALFORM EDU aims to shape the next generation of skilled workers and support your existing workforce. Training anytime, anywhere.
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Learn from the Aerospace and Defense Experts at AeroDef 2019
April 29 – May 2, 2019 | Long Beach, CA
Up your manufacturing intelligence quotient at AeroDef Manufacturing, the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry’s premier conference and exposition.

Info-Packed IoT Conference Set
June 24-25, IoT for Manufacturers: Software, Sensors and Controls, Marriott Downtown at Key Center, Cleveland, OH. This one-of-a-kind event, powered by MetalForming magazine, promises to educate floor supervisors, manufacturing engineers and managers, IT directors, and others working in small to midsized metalforming and fabricating plants on the coming wave of digital manufacturing and plant-floor connectivity. Attendees will learn from expert speakers on ERP/MRP software, sensors and machine controls, while benefitting from myriad case studies describing how IoT improves OEE while driving quality and productivity improvements.

Hot Off the Press

February 2019
Die Maintenance: at What Cost?
What are the actual costs for die maintenance in your organization? How do you measure them? And, do you think that die-maintenance costs should increase or decrease over time? PMA’s Peter Ulintz provides his insights.

Seven Basic Tips for Implementing a Robotic-Welding Cell
Robotic welding can significantly improve your manufacturing operation’s productivity and weld quality, saving time and money spent making fixes and improving processes, so long as you know and practice the basics.

Upcoming Issues
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April: Mechanical Presses, Stamping High-Strength Steels, Hot Stamping, Laser Welding, Arc Welding
May: Press-Line Automation, Press-Line Sensoring, Waterjet Cutting, Automated Storage, Loading/Unloading, Resistance Welding

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