ongoing consultation and extensive efforts to identify alternatives to
hold the event this November in Las Vegas, NV, presenters of the FABTECH
exposition decided to cancel FABTECH 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19
“We now turn our focus to 2021 with FABTECH events in Monterrey, Mexico, May 4-6, and Chicago, September 13-16,” reads an announcement on the show’s website. “We look forward to once again providing an experience that allows you to meet with top suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions for all of your operational needs. We will also continue to actively explore enhancements to our digital experience that extend the knowledge sharing and community building that make FABTECH unique in our industry.”
Systems engineers controls that increase the performance of every
machine in a unique, integrated stamping press configuration.
Intelligent press and automation controls give manufacturers a real-time
window into their press production systems. These controls are
increasingly important with automation, robotics, IOT connectivity, and
shop floor data collection. Read the whitepaper on how intelligent press
and automation controls can increase production, extend product life,
reduce stress in operations, and provide room to grow.
COVID-19 has stressed manufacturing’s worldwide supply chain, drying up formerly reliable material, part, product and service routes. How have manufacturers responded, and how will supply chains look in the post-pandemic world?
We may see a decentralization of manufacturing capacity, with companies looking to bring production home, according to an article contributed to the World Economic Forum, with policymakers increasingly may be pressured to consider whether certain products need to be manufactured at home or nearby. And, the article reads, “the transition to a new model for supply chains will be underpinned by a rapid and wholesale digitization of the paperwork that accompanies global trade.”
WEBER PT is the perfect deburring machine for lasered, punched and
nibbled parts. It handles deburring, rounding, descaling and surface
grinding of thin sheets and heavy plates. Up to four grinding stations
allow for all machining variations. Improved accessibility for
maintenance; modular design; and optional simultaneous top/bottom
machining are just some of the advantages of the WEBER PT.
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Air Amplifiers are a simple, low cost way to move air, smoke, fumes,
and light materials. Using a small amount of compressed air as their
power source, Air Amplifiers pull in large volumes of surrounding air to
produce high volume, high velocity outlet flows.
A shuttered factory in Farmington, CT, is being transformed into Tunxis Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, with the goal of training for the state’s diverse manufacturing economy. Initially, the center will offer training in machinery, quality inspection and mechatronics.
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.
An industry expert offers up advice in this MetalForming August 2020 feature article for specifying the right five-axis laser-cutting cell for your operations, and tips on how to avoid burrs, optimize throughput and more. Here’s a technology nugget for job shops primarily tasked with low-volume work, as presented by Pierson Cheng, industry manager, automotive, at Trumpf North America:
“Cutting systems are designed to provide open access to the worktable with the ability to load parts of different designs or size into the machine. And, while cutting speed is also important to a job shop, it’s not as critical since they’re not cutting as many parts between setups. Instead, downtime for changeovers is the most important factor, and so we typically don’t use the top-end drive systems for these applications.”
Peterson-Sturm, digital lead of power generation and water in the
Industrial Automation Division of ABB, discusses IIoT in the energy
sector in this episode of the IoT Product Leadership podcast, hosted by
Daniel Elizalde in conjunction with IIoT World.
Pile Driver™ inductive sensor housings are machined from stainless steel stock, making it the best choice for mechanically abusive environments like metalforming. Cylindrical models are available from 8 to 30mm diameter, in standard and extended-range versions. Surface-mount models offer 6mm of sensing range from a compact package only 8mm high.
Industrial Innovations SPRA-RITE™ spray systems regulate volume of lubricant applied at specific areas of stamping/drawing tooling and the stock at a pre-determined press stroke interval. Their systems produce precise application of lubricant, eliminate downtime, and use micro-processor-controlled injector valves which eliminates all the poppets o-rings and check valves found in less effective application devices.
United Technologies found that out, as coating of selected tool
surfaces and details have yielded significant tool-life improvements
while minimizing or eliminating galling and other issues.
Precision Bending with Servo-Electric Press Brakes
With precision and repeatability a given with servo-electric press
brakes, sheet metal fabricators have only a few process variables to
address to optimize bend quality. Among them: sheet-thickness
variability, and the disconnect between product designers and the
operators on the plant floor.
Spray Control technology, from Spraying Systems Co., ensures the proper
volume of lubricant is applied, even when line/press speeds or dies
change. Precision application eliminates waste of costly lubricants and
quality problems caused by inconsistent coverage. Maintenance downtime
due to oil mist is eliminated, worker safety is improved and operating
costs are decreased.
Detroit has joined forces with TU-Automotive Awards, ADAS &
Autonomous Vehicles, WardsAuto Interiors Conference and WardsAuto UX
Conference for one year only in a Festival of Automotive. Join us online
in August to Connect with the industry, Accelerate your business,
Showcase your expertise, and Educate your customer.