Happy 80th Anniversary, PMA

June 8, 2022

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Happy 80th Anniversary, PMA!
Birthed in the darkest days of World War II, the Precision Metalforming Association has grown and adapted to ably serve its members and the industry as a whole. Here’s that story.




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U.S. Manufacturing Sector Regains Speed in May
U.S. manufacturing activity picked up in May as demand for goods remains strong, which could further allay fears of an imminent recession, but a measure of factory employment contracted for the first time in nearly a year.


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Call for Presentations: Hot Stamping Conference
Coming November 29-30, 2022, in Novi, MI, is the 4th annual Hot Stamping Experience and Tech Tour, from MetalForming magazine and the Precision Metalforming Association. Highlighted by a tour of the GNS North America hot stamping facility in Canton Township, MI, the conference will feature several technical presentations from leading experts in the field.

Want to join the lineup of speakers? The Call for Presentations for the 2022 Hot Stamping Experience and Tech Tour is open. We’re looking for technical presentations on new materials; new technology related to presses, ovens, controls, and automation equipment; best practices for hot stamping, as well as for 3D laser cutting and welding of hot-stamped materials; and more.

You are invited to submit a presentation proposal to MetalForming editorial director  Brad Kuvin; deadline is July 29.


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Chris Zuzick
Management Perspectives: Focus on Time to Market for Waukesha Metal Products
“Time to market is critical for our customers,” Chris Zuzick, vice president of Waukesha Metal Products, tells Brad Kuvin, editorial director of MetalForming, during Kuvin’s latest installment of monthly Q&A sessions with metal forming executives. “We must ensure that we’re not just performing tasks simply because it’s the way we’ve always done so. I constantly explain to the team that our customers expect more from us, and encourage them to step out of their traditional methods of doing things.”



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Robot Sales Continue Record Surge
North American companies started the year by purchasing the most robots ever in a single quarter, according to the Association for Advancing Automation. Q1 robot sales grew by 28 percent (in number of units) and 43 percent (in value) over the first quarter of 2021, and 7 percent and 25 percent, respectively, over the previous best quarter—Q4 of 2021.


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PMA Hires Workforce Development Director
PMA has hired Connie King as its new workforce development director. She will manage the overall strategic direction of PMA’s workforce development initiatives; enhance its METALFORM EDU online training platform; and collaborate with PMA member companies, educational institutions and workforce development champions at all levels of government to promote careers in manufacturing, and to educate and advance the manufacturing workforce of tomorrow.


McGregor Metal to Expand Springfield, OH, Facility, Hire 50 More Employees
McGregor Metal (formerly McGregor Metalworking Companies) is set to start construction on a 21,000-sq.-ft. addition to one of its Springfield, OH, facilities as part of a $10 million investment, and plans to hire 50 workers.


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MetalForming LIVE Set for July
The pages of MetalForming magazine come to life on July 13, 20 and 27 via a three-part online event: MetalForming LIVE. Tune in for free from the comfort of your office, shop or living room to hear MetalForming’s three expert columnists, Pete Ulintz, Danny Schaeffler, Ph.D., and Eren Billur, Ph.D, host 90-min. roundtable discussions on three topics of critical importance to metal formers. The topics: newer materials, progressive-die simulation and press-stroke optimization. They’ll be joined on the online stage by metal formers dispensing their expertise gleaned from extensive experience with the chosen topics. Attendees also can participate in lively Q&A discussions.


Hot Off the Press
Acme Metal Spinning Awarded Dual-Training Grant
PMA Chairman Doug Johnson Featured in Washington Post Article
Vacuum Oil-Quench Furnace Commissioned
ArcelorMittal COO Keith Howell Appointed AIST President
STLE Elects Timken’s Ryan Evans as 2022-2023 President


June 2022
From the June Issue of MetalForming
Succeeding on the Laser Cutting Edge
With more than two dozen 2D and 3D fiber laser cutting machines inhouse, 3-Dimensional Services Group is more than capable of meeting an ever-growing number of jobs and job volumes from automotive, appliance, aerospace and other customers.

Resistance Welding “Gotchas” and How to Avoid Them 
While the resistance-welding process is robust, reliable, and generally forgiving, basic knowledge of the “gotchas” of the process leads to simple, cost-effective troubleshooting.




New Products
Destaco Updates its 800 Series Manual Clamps, Debuts Front-Mount-Base Manual Clamps
New Rite-Hite Low-Speed Fan Spreads Cooling Air 85 ft. in All Directions

Upcoming Issues
MetalForming LIVE: July 13, 20 and 27
  • Three live online events in July assemble MetalForming’s stellar columnists to headline expert roundtable discussions on newer materials, progressive-die simulation and press-stroke optimization.
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Industry 4.0/IoT
August
  • Pressroom Automation
  • Lubrication
  • Preview: EuroBlech
  • CNC Punching and Tooling
  • Material Handling
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Robotics/Automation
September
  • Mechanical Presses
  • Press Controls/Sensing
  • Preview: IoT for Manufacturers
  • Preview: PMA Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • Fabrication Software
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Industry 4.0/IoT


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