How ERP Enables Shop-Floor Success

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Technology Focus: Software
MetalForming brings you the May installment of our monthly Technology Focus newsletter, this month highlighting Software.

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How ERP Enables Shop-Floor Success
Proper ERP integrates with information from MES and nesting software to provide visibility into the three Ms—machine, manpower and material.

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Inductive Sensors–Metal-Sensing Technology by Pepperl+Fuchs for In-Die Applications
Prevent 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.

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ERP Trends & Expectations for Manufacturers in 2022
According 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.

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Stamping Tooling: Die Design, Materials, Coatings and Setup
As 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.

Mark Your July Calendar for MetalForming Live
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.

LISTEN: Reframing Generational Stereotypes in Manufacturing
Rachel 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.

October 5-6: Industry 4.0 Experience for Metal Formers and Fabricators
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.

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On-Demand Webinar: Plex Details Smart Manufacturing Strategies
Plex 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.

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Lantek Names Albert Otto Regional Sales Manager

May 2022
From the May Issue of MetalForming
Press Brake’s Automatic Tool Changer
…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.

New Products
Improved Software Deskills Video Measuring, Improves Repeatability of Results
AutoForm Enhances its Software for Design and Simulation of Tube-Forming Processes
Ansys Debuts Metal Stamping Simulation Software

Upcoming Issues
  • PMA 80th Anniversary
  • Workforce Development
  • Preview: Mexico Metal Forming Technology Conference
  • Laser Cutting
  • Resistance Welding
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Presses
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
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Industry-Related Terms: Blanking, Center, Die, Forming, LASER, Nesting
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