Industry 4.0 Conference Helps Small Manufacturers Reimagine Their Operations

September 28, 2022

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Technology Focus: Industry 4.0/IoT
MetalForming brings you the September installment of our monthly Technology Focus newsletter, this month highlighting Industry 4.0/IoT.

Industry 4.0 Conference Helps Small Manufacturers Reimagine Their Operations
Join MetalForming magazine and the Precision Metalforming Association for this two-day event October 5-6 in Schaumburg, IL, and online, which promises to guide small to midsized metal forming companies as they transform their operations and adopt leading-edge technology to help overcome struggles with material and workforce challenges.

The Right Straighteners for the Job
COE straighteners effectively address coil set in dual and triple phase steels, as well as crossbow in many situations. Our Science Behind the Solution™ data calculators ensure our machines will meet your requirements. Let us calculate the best solution for your shop at FABTECH, booth #B5729.
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Free Webinar: Driving Profit Through Operational Rigor and Data Visualization
Join Ben Stewart, vice president of product strategy for Plex Systems, on October 18 from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT for Driving Profit Through Operational Rigor and Data Visualization, a free webinar powered by MetalForming magazine. Stewart will share how to execute a smart-manufacturing strategy to optimize data, resources and processes for the best profitable outcome. Register now.

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Maximum Durability and Compact Design – Surface Mount Pile DriverTM
The surface mount Pile Driver provides 20% more sensing distance, yet requires only 1/10th the mounting space. The standard cable is cut-resistant and immune to cutting fluids and oils, while weld-immune models resist molten metal spatter. Surface mount Pile Driver can be flush mounted in your fixtures and tooling.
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Metal Formers Forecast a Rise in Average Daily Shipping Levels
According to the September 2022 Precision Metalforming Association Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies, while continuing to expect little change in business conditions for the next three months, report a rebound in average daily shipping levels. Thirty-two percent of those surveyed report an increase in shipping levels (compared to 19 percent in August), while only 17 percent report a decrease in shipping levels (compared to 30 percent in August).

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Plex Quality Management System (QMS)
Gain repeatable, predictable, digital quality delivery—every time. Plex Quality Management System (QMS) helps process and discrete manufacturers meet strict industry and customer compliance with a closed-loop digital system of record.

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John Deere Driving Forward with Industry 4.0
Vertex Software, Inc., a provider of 3D manufacturing-visualization and cloud-collaboration technology, has been selected as a supplier to Deere & Company, a manufacturer of agricultural, forestry, and other heavy equipment and an Industry 4.0 innovator. Deere employees will use Vertex to access the state of the factory, service needs for equipment, for forecast planning, and to gather information about how equipment functions in real time.

Stock Lubrication – Investing in Serving You Better
We want to be your favorite supplier. Unist manufactures advanced coil stock lubrication systems. Whether it be prior to a purchase or needing product support, Unist believes getting you the help you need should be easy and painless. Receive fast, in-house support, support via phone, email, or web chat. Need a quick refresher? Check out our collection of how-to’s and overview videos. We are continuously producing new content based on customer feedback. Stocked parts ship within 2 business days and full systems average a 2 week lead time. We know industrial manufacturing is a hands-on experience, if you need it, we can be at your location for training, installation or technical support.

Curious how your press line can benefit from precision roller lubrication?
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Nominate Women of Excellence in Metal Forming and Fabricating
MetalForming magazine, in conjunction with the Women in Manufacturing Association, is seeking nominations for its 7th Annual Women of Excellence in Metal Forming and Fabricating Awards, to run as a special section in the December 2022 issue. The section will feature and honor those selected as a means to recognize and promote the importance of women in the metal forming and fabricating industries. The nomination deadline is October 14.

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EuroBLECH 2022: Your Gateway to a Smarter Future
EuroBLECH 2022, the 26th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, takes place October 25-28, 2022, at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany. Around 1,300 exhibitors from 39 countries already secured their stand space at the world’s leading trade exhibition for the sheet metal working industry, covering a total net exhibition space of over 88,000 square metres. The ticket shop is now open.

Women in Manufacturing’s 2022 Summit October 10-12
From October 10-12, 2022, Women in Manufacturing will host its 2022 Summit in Atlanta, GA, promising three days filled with plant tours at leading manufacturing facilities, professional-development sessions, roundtable discussions on important topics and inspiring keynotes—all while engaging and interacting with peers through social and networking events.

ECI Acquires Makers of Alora and Lojic Dashboards
ECI Software Solutions, provider of business-management products and services, has announced two acquisitions on behalf of its manufacturing division. The acquisitions include Erie, PA-based Data Inventions, maker of the Alora machine-intelligence platform, and Meadville, PA-based Lojic, maker of Lojic Dashboards, a customizable dashboard product that assists manufacturers in creating and displaying real-time dashboards across operations.

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PMA Membership
Position your company as an industry leader when you utilize PMA resources—ITR Econ Trends reports, trade publications, One Voice and FABTECH trade shows. A PMA membership will provide your company and all of its employees with a range of valuable industry resources that are designed to help you become more connected, more informed, more efficient, more competitive and ultimately more profitable.

Hot Stamping the Focus of November Conference and Plant Tour
Mark your calendar as MetalForming and the Precision Metalforming Association deliver the 4th annual Hot Stamping Experience and Tech Tour, November 29-30, 2022, in Novi, MI. This event provides a unique opportunity to dive deeply into the ever-expanding world of hot stamping, highlighted by a tour of the GNS North America hot stamping facility in Canton Township, MI.

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WATCH: The Smart Factory @ Wichita: Deloitte’s New Immersive Learning Center
To help organizations realize the future of manufacturing, Deloitte had teamed up with Industry 4.0 technology providers to create The Smart Factory @ Wichita (KS) experience.

Hot Off the Press
Ceratizit Relocates U.S. Headquarters
Meftech 2022 Coming to Bursa, Turkey, in October
Dallas Industries Delivers Feed Line to ITW Drawform
Global Shop Solutions to Host Annual ERP User Conference
Penn United to Host National Manufacturing Day Event, Grand Opening Ceremony
MC Machinery Southeast Technology Center Grand Opening
Seyi Hires Ian Morley as its Exclusive Dealer in Michigan

September 2022
From the September Issue of MetalForming
Don’t Let Tonnage Put You in Reverse
Reverse tonnage and snapthrough—they’re not the same—could destroy your press. Find out why, and how to minimize these loads.

29th Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference
October 11-12: The solutions that decision makers need for challenges in the auto supply chain.

New Products
Datanomix, ProShop ERP Partner to Deliver Automated Job Costing, More
Fanuc Software Uses AI, Machine Learning to Monitor Drive Systems

Upcoming Issues
  • Hydraulic Presses
  • Press Controls/Sensing
  • Preview: Hot Stamping Experience and Tech Tour
  • Preview: FABTECH
  • Laser Cutting
  • Resistance Welding
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Presses
  • Servo Technology
  • Pressroom Automation
  • Robotics/Cobots
  • Arc Welding
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Robotics/Automation
  • Mechanical Presses
  • Women of Excellence Awards
  • Preview: Metal Stamping technology Conference
  • CNC Punching and tooling
  • Material Handling
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Software

Industry-Related Terms: Center, CNC, Forming, LASER, Lead Time, Run, Spatter, Surface
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