Mursix Names New President

March 9, 2022

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Mursix Names New President
Mursix Corp., Yorktown, IN, has promoted Jeff Frost to president. Frost, formerly the company’s director of operations, will report to CEO Todd Murray. As president, Frost will focus on improving processes and expertise to help Mursix customers remain competitive in their markets, while also leading efforts to grow the company’s business in new markets, including the electric-vehicle and medical-device industries.

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Metal Stamping and Lube Conference Hotel Deadline Extended to March 17
PMA and MetalForming magazine’s popular Metal Stamping and Lubrication Technology Conference is all set for March 29-30, in Cincinnati, OH. Note that the hotel deadline for the conference has been extended to Thursday, March 17.

This information-packed event, taking place at the Hyatt regency Cincinnati, will feature keynote presentations, educational sessions for stamping and lubrication technology, exhibits and a networking reception for more than 200 attendees and sponsors. Sessions feature emerging, evolving and maturing technologies and industry trends that are impactful to metal stamping, die design and die construction companies.

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PPAP Precision for Manufacturers
Heyco Metals – your light and medium gauge resource for stainless steel and copper coil and strip – formulates optimal processes for customer needs, then documents and seamlessly duplicates desired results on future runs. Our expertise with PPAP protocols makes us a trusted part of your production chain. Ask about trial orders.

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Perspectives on Business Management with Jeff Sotok, Executive VP of Global Operations, Trans-Matic
Jeff Sotok, executive vice president of global operations at Trans-Matic, shares his business-management insights with Brad Kuvin, MetalForming’s editorial director, as part of Kuvin’s monthly Q&A with industry leaders. Based in Holland, MI, Trans-Matic was the first deep-draw metal stamping company in western Michigan. Today, with additional plants in China and Mexico, it operates high-speed transfer presses from 5 to 600-ton capacity.

“We have aligned the global organization to pursue a couple of ideas, one being investigating various Industry 4.0 disciplines to help improve our performance,” says Sotok.

2022 AMUG Conference – Join Us
The AMUG Conference brings a unique experience to additive manufacturing where attendees are eager to share insights. Designed to facilitate information exchange between AM users, the conference brings together individuals of all experience levels. Register now and save $400. Chicago, Illinois, April 3-7, 2022.

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Marion Mfg.’s Barry Named a STEP Ahead Honoree
Metal former Marion Manufacturing, Cheshire, CT, announced that its quality manager, Katie Barry, has been recognized as a 2022 STEP Ahead Honoree. The STEP Ahead Awards celebrate women in science, technology, engineering and production careers who have made outstanding achievements in their companies and communities.

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Reserve a Spot at the May Automotive-Focused Great Designs in Steel in Detroit
Great 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 material applications on new cars and trucks.

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LISTEN: Simple Retention Strategies for Manufacturers with Kelly Springer
Kelly Springer, Metal Flow Corp.’s president and chief executive officer, joins host Lisa Ryan on The Manufacturers’ Network podcast to discuss simple, yet effective strategies that manufacturers can employ to retain employees.

FABTECH Mexico in Monterrey May 3-5
Make plans for FABTECH Mexico, in Monterrey, May 3-5. The event delivers more than 500 exhibitors presenting the latest in technology and solutions to more than 8000 attendees from Mexico and Latin America.

Hot Off the Press
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March 2022
From the March Issue of MetalForming
Strength and Stiffness are Not the Same
Strength and stiffness represent important properties of engineered components, but they have different meanings and describe different phenomena. Using these terms interchangeably may lead to incorrect conclusions. Simply put: Strength is a plastic response to loading, while stiffness is an elastic response.
How Do You Manage a Young, Relatively Uneducated Workforce?

Let’s face it, many metal forming and fabricating companies now are asking relatively young, new employees to make critical decisions on the shop floor, daily. The challenge then, is how to manage this new workforce as it climbs the learning curve. How do managers make these new employees listen and provide opportunities for them to learn and grow, and to do so quickly?

New Products
Automatic Feed Debuts New Coil-Feed Lines, and the Edge Stacker for Surface- and Edge-Critical Blanks
Aida’s Newly Designed Unitized-Frame NSX 110-Metric-Ton Press Hits 300 Strokes/Min.

Upcoming Issues
  • Mechanical Presses
  • Stamping Tooling
  • Preview: FABTECH Mexico
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • Arc Welding
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Industry 4.0/IoT
  • Hydraulic Presses
  • Manufacturing Software
  • Preview: 3D Metal Printing Experience and Tech Tour (June 7-8, Hartford, CT)
  • Bending/Folding
  • Material Handling
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Software
  • PMA 80th Anniversary
  • Workforce Development
  • Preview: Mexico Metal Forming Technology Conference
  • Laser Cutting
  • Resistance Welding
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Presses

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Industry-Related Terms: Blanking, CNC, Die, Edge, Forming, Gauge, LASER, Lines, Stainless Steel, Transfer
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