die crashes by detecting faults before the die closes. These
metal-sensing products are offered in a variety of cylindrical and
surface-mount housings. They can be embedded, or even recessed within
the die, and provide sensing accuracy to +/- 0.0005 inch. Housings and
cabling withstand lubricant saturation and chemical degradation.
to the 2021 State of Manufacturing Digital Transformation survey by ECI
Software Solutions, nearly 95 percent of manufacturers say that their
ERP solutions helped them manage the impacts of the pandemic. Here we
present some of the most notable ERP trends.
newer, stronger part materials inhabit stamping presses, suppliers of
die-design software, materials and coating technologies have taken heed.
Research on these topics, and the resulting technology advancements,
offer solutions for forming challenges. Shop-floor personnel can
supplement these advances by paying close attention during job setups.
On July 13, 20 and 27, the pages of MetalForming magazine come to life 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. And, attendees can participate in lively Q&A discussions.
Focardi, host of the Manufacturing Happy Hour podcast, explains why
generational diversity is such a key issue across industries and how it
has a unique place in the manufacturing industry. She explores how the
pandemic leveled the playing field for each generation and spurred
collaboration in and out of the workplace.
Travel to Schaumburg, IL, or take part virtually, as MetalForming presents The Industry 4.0 Experience for Metal Formers and Fabricators—Automation, IoT and Additive Manufacturing. This one-of-a-kind conference, October 5-6, is designed to educate metal formers and fabricators on the latest in digital and plant-floor connectivity technologies for manufacturers.
Systems, a Rockwell Automation company, in collaboration with Hanover
Research, uncovers the current state of smart manufacturing, the
challenges manufacturers are facing, and expectations for the future of
the industry. Join Plex, MetalForming magazine and the Precision Metalforming Association as we discuss the report’s key findings and provide actionable steps to create your own technology adoption plan and embrace the future of smart manufacturing.
…reduces setup time by a factor of 10 and transfers much of the process expertise from the shop floor to the engineering office, transitioning the role of operators into process designers and programmers and moving traditional blue-collar work into the realm of white-collar.
Estimating Reverse Tonnage During Die Design
Cutting, blanking and punching stresses produce unloading forces in
stamping presses, referred to as snapthrough or reverse
tonnage. Understanding the magnitude of these forces during the
die-design process allows engineers to properly assign presses and
incorporate countermeasures into the die design.