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July 10, 2019

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Inside the Jeep Wrangler Factory
Inside the Jeep Toledo Assembly Complex in Toledo, OH, where employees can make about 50 Jeeps/hr. See how.

Gema OptiFlex® Pro…Power. Quality. Control.
The new OptiFlex® Pro from Gema gives you the highest charging power in the industry at 110,000 V / 110 μA, allowing you to coat faster and more efficiently. Plus you can manage your application process in real time by using Gema’s exclusive E-App, for total connectivity. More power, more quality, more control. For more information visit

Plane Awesome! Global Aerospace Worth Nearly $840 Billion
Two consulting and analysis firms estimate the aerospace industry’s worth at $838 billion. Included in their industry definition: myriad stamped and fabricated parts. In other words, all systems are go for increasing metal forming opportunities.

Destiny of Manufacturing With Stripmatic's Bill Adler
Hear what Bill Adler, president and CEO of Cleveland-based Stripmatic Products and past chairman of the Precision Metalforming Association, has to say about the importance of engaging workers and employee training; the future of electric and autonomous vehicles; the impact of collaborative robotics, artificial intelligence and automation in general; and more.

Heyco Metals
Since 1969, Heyco Metals has rolled out high-precision, light-gauge coil and strip. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the company excels in copper, copper alloys and stainless steel as it continues a proven commitment to pristine surface quality, short lead times, exact specifications and unparalleled value for customers.

METALFORM EDU Adds Spanish Offerings
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) has announced the addition of 32 courses, including Spanish versions, and three licensing options to METALFORM EDU, the only online training program designed for workers in the metal forming industry.

Plan Now: Conference Explores Additive Manufacturing
As more metal formers and fabricators test the waters, with some going all-in, on additive manufacturing (AM) for metal and nonmetal part, tool and workholding applications, MetalFormings sister publication, 3D Metal Printing magazine, offers info-packed conferences exploring AM and its capabilities. Next up: 3D Metal Printing Experience and Tech Tour, August 6-7 in Novi, MI. This event enables attendees to interact with industry experts, learn about the latest technology developments and hear case-study applications. They also will participate in exclusive plant tours of Ford’s Advanced Manufacturing Center and Linear AMS, witnessing 3D metal printing machines in action.

Branford Group
Upcoming Auction: Major Auto Stamping Facility–Over 500 Lots Available!
The Branford Group has partnered with Dura Automotive to auction surplus assets of its Stockton, IL, facility. Online bidding opens August 12, 2019, at 9 a.m. (CDT). Featured items include SSDC Presses by Minster, Servo Feed Lines, Tishken Rollform Lines, Robotic Welders and more.

Mexico Metalforming Technology Conference
Helping metal formers leverage growth in the Mexican market, this info-packed event takes place August 21-22 at the Grand Fiesta Americana Queretaro, Mexico. Session topics include maintenance practices and procedures for the pressroom; safety guidelines for pressroom personnel; servo-press technology; quick-die-change technology and procedures; and best practices for transfer-system design, operation and maintenance. The sessions, conducted in Spanish, benefit company executives as well as engineers, technicians and operators.

Hot Off the Press

WESTEC 2019: The Leading West Coast Manufacturing Event
Connect with thousands of leading manufacturers in critical industries at WESTEC 2019, Sept. 24-26 in our new location, Long Beach Convention Center. Take part in complimentary educational sessions, including Knowledge Bars, keynote addresses and new-product demonstrations, and advanced technologies such as additive manufacturing at our Smart Manufacturing Hub!
Register for FREE today!

July 2019
July 2019
Longer Die Life, Longer Part Runs Via New Press Controls
The resulting positives from upgrading controls on three presses keep this construction-tools manufacturer on top in its field.

ERP Bring Tier-One Auto Supplier Together
With an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system implemented and expanding, this supplier can better monitor process and movement across departments and across its supply chain, and make real-time, difference-making decisions.

Upcoming Issues
August: Hot Stamping, Servo Technology, Tool Steel, Laser Cutting, Folding/Bending Technology, Arc Welding, Safety Update, Hot Stamping Experience
September: Hydraulic Presses, Press Feeds, Surface Preparation, CAD-CAM/Nesting Software, Resistance Welding, Materials & Coatings, Additive Manufacturing, Market Report: Energy, Servo Technology Experience
October: FABTECH Show Issue, Quick Die Change, Automated Storage, Loading and Unloading, Arc Welding, Software for Manufacturing, IoT

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Industry-Related Terms: Alloys, Center, Coat, Die, Forming, LASER, Lines, Stainless Steel, Surface
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