For MetalForming magazine’s monthly Q&A sessions with executives at metal stamping and fabricating companies, Brad Kuvin, editorial director, spoke to Susan Murray Carlock, co-owner and vice president of business development at Mursix Corp., Yorktown, IN. The company recently commissioned a new 600-ton Nidec Arisa servomechanical press, the company’s first servo model and an upgrade in capacity from its 400-ton presses. Also, Carlock recently launched a 100-percent woman-owned rapid-prototyping company, set up in an area of the Mursix plant.
“Strategically thinking about and planning how we evolve and diversify are focal points,” Carlock says, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities ahead. “Our goal to diversify is coming to fruition, spearheaded by our recent acquisition of an exclusive 20-yr. manufacturing contract with a startup medical-device company.”
simple automation to a highly developed robotic turnkey cell,
automating hydraulic presses can boost productivity and promote employee
safety. Partnering with a knowledgeable press manufacturer that has
system integration capabilities can provide you with expert guidance
through design and implementation. Read how automating hydraulic presses
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…hinges on a two-pronged approach at Tier One body-in-white manufacturer Kirchhoff Automotive: workforce development, coupled with a commitment to investing in the latest technology, including several new high-tonnage servo presses, automated welding cells, and the accompanying equipment and processes to enable quick changeovers to handle smaller lot sizes.
Nidec CHS offers the most advanced automation machinery available in the industry today, including the HDX Series, engineered and developed specifically for processing advanced high strength steels. CHS coil lines feature integration with servo presses through Nidec Press & Automation’s Global Production Control. HDX lines are further integrated with today’s large servo presses with e-camming and servo-driven pilot release capabilities.
Gestamp has signed an agreement with ArcelorMittal to begin using ArcelorMittal’s XCarb green steel certificates for the production of automotive components, as part of a sustainability strategy aimed at achieving decarbonization in all of its operations, including its supply chain. XCarb green steel certificates allow users to purchase CO2 emissions
savings made during the steelmaking process and report the savings as a
reduction in Scope 3 emissions (indirect emissions from purchased
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Designs in Steel (GDIS) is set to return to a live format, May 18 at
the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. From the American Iron
and Steel Institute, GDIS celebrates its 20th year in 2022 as the
signature North American event where automotive engineering, design,
technology and academic leaders provide insight on the latest trends and
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plans for FABTECH Mexico, in Monterrey, May 3-5. The event delivers
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at cut edges are not a new phenomenon. Necking failure is associated
with uniform elongation as measured in a tensile test, while fracture is
associated with total elongation. The strains causing necking are lower
than those causing fracture. This explains why parts made from
conventional sheet metal grades usually do not fail by edge cracking;
these grades reach the strains that result in necking failure before
attaining the strain levels resulting in cut-edge fracture. But two
scenarios, when combined, put advanced high-strength steels at greater
risk for edge or bend fracture. The Only Constant is Change In life and in business, it’s important to not fear change and the unknown—especially when it’s inevitable—but rather to embrace it and make thoughtful choices to successfully adapt. For metal formers and fabricators, what changes are coming?
“Many automakers and suppliers not only will divest nonstrategic assets and raise cash to invest in new technologies, but also partake in unprecedented M&A activity in the next 3 yr.,” offers one report. “Automakers need to rebuild their competitive advantages in areas of digital customer transformation, supply chain, sustainability and autonomous/connected vehicles.”
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