Online Training Success for Hatch Stamping

June 22, 2022

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Technology Focus: Presses
MetalForming brings you the June installment of our monthly Technology Focus newsletter, this month highlighting Presses.

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Online Training Success for Hatch Stamping
Among the beneficiaries of Precision Metalforming Association’s METALFORM EDU online training program: Hatch Stamping Co. and its 1300-plus associates operating out of 13 manufacturing and technology centers, and warehouses. in Michigan, Tennessee, Mexico, China and Europe. Online training via METALFORM EDU has proved valuable to the manufacturer due to the pandemic preventing an ability to conduct in-person courses, as well as the need to keep employees on shop floors to meet production demands.

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High Tensile Solutions from Nidec CHS
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.

What the Future Looks Like for Metal Formers
The drive to achieve and maintain operational excellence for the foreseeable future has metal forming company executives consumed with the race to scale, competing for workers, examining new markets and opportunities, and evaluating and implementing Industry 4.0 technologies to begin their digital transformation.

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Introducing a New CX Series
CX Series is optimized for small part production with a press capacity range of 80-300 tons. These presses are ideal for punching and cutting applications with a higher degree of automation along with SIMPAC Press Monitoring System (SPMS) enables predictive maintenance.

Discover a New CX Series today or reach out to your local representative at

Coming in July: MetalForming LIVE
Mark your calendars: The pages of MetalForming magazine come to life on July 13, 20 and 27 via a three-part online event: MetalForming LIVE. Tune in for free from the comfort of your office, shop or living room to hear MetalForming’s three expert columnists, Pete Ulintz, Danny Schaeffler, Ph.D., and Eren Billur, Ph.D, host 90-min. roundtable discussions on three topics of critical importance to metal formers. The topics: newer materials, progressive-die simulation and press-stroke optimization. They’ll be joined on the online stage by metal formers dispensing their expertise gleaned from extensive experience with the chosen topics. Attendees also can participate in lively Q&A discussions.

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Why and How to Automate Hydraulic Presses
From 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 can work for you and get tips on how to get started.
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Online Seminar: Die-Free Laser Blanking
Schuler North America, Canton, MI, a subsidiary of Schuler Group GmbH, along with MetalForming magazine, will present a complimentary online seminar, Die-Free Blanking Class A Quality & Structural Parts: 5 Smart Solutions with Laser Blanking Technology. The online event, Friday, July 8th at 10 a.m. EDT, will inform attendees on how laser blanking provides unique, cost-effective and sustainable capabilities that conventional blanking processes do not. Also presented:  customizable laser blanking solutions for high-strength steel, aluminum and stainless-steel part production.

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Inductive Sensors–Metal-Sensing Technology by Pepperl+Fuchs for In-Die Applications
Prevent die crashes by detecting faults before the die closes. These metal-sensing products are offered in a variety of cylindrical and surface-mount housings. They can be embedded, or even recessed within the die, and provide sensing accuracy to ± 0.0005 inch. Housings and cabling withstand lubricant saturation and chemical degradation.

100-Ton Beckwood Ascent Press Headed to Bull Moose Tube
Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, MO, announced plans to supply a 100-ton Ascent press to steel tube and pipe manufacturer Bull Moose Tube, Chesterfield, MO. Beckwood launched the Ascent line of standard gib-guided presses in January 2022 to fill a need in the marketplace for high-quality standard forming equipment with lower upfront costs.

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5 Smart Solutions with Laser Blanking Technology
This seminar will introduce the basics of laser blanking (what it is, why it matters, and how it achieves desired results). Whether you are a purchaser, plant manager, executive, or technical engineer, you will learn how laser blanking technology reduces capital equipment investment, optimizes for cost-effective production, increases material savings with better nesting capabilities, and increases OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness).
Register here

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American Iron and Steel Institute Announces New VP of Auto Program
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Southfield, MI, has named Christopher Kristock vice president of its automotive program, succeeding John Catterall. Catterall, who is retiring, has led the AISI automotive program since 2020, and previously led the AISI Auto/Steel Partnership.

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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.

November’s Hot Stamping Conference Seeks Presentations
Coming November 29-30, 2022, in Novi, MI, is the 4th annual Hot Stamping Experience and Tech Tour, from MetalForming magazine and the Precision Metalforming Association. Highlighted by a tour of the GNS North America hot stamping facility in Canton Township, MI, the conference will feature several technical presentations from leading experts in the field.

Want to join the lineup of speakers? The Call for Presentations for the 2022 Hot Stamping Experience and Tech Tour is open. We’re looking for technical presentations on new materials; new technology related to presses, ovens, controls, and automation equipment; best practices for hot stamping, as well as for 3D laser cutting and welding of hot-stamped materials; and more.

You are invited to submit a presentation proposal to MetalForming editorial director Brad Kuvin; deadline is July 29..

Hot Off the Press
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June 2022
From the June Issue of MetalForming
Forming of Heat Shields for the Automotive Industry
Internal combustion engines, albeit losing their once top position in the automotive industry, generate excessive heat—around the engine and its exhaust components. If not properly insulated, high temperatures may cause thermal damage to body components, electronics and internal trim. Typically, an embossed and formed heat shield is used for protecting the rest of the car from excessive heat. Most heat shields are stamped from 0.3 to 0.5-mm, 1000- or 3000-series aluminum; when double sheets are used, sheet thickness may be as low as 0.2 mm.

Progressive-Die Timing
Progressive dies feature many moving components, including the stock strip, stripper plates, pressure pads for forming, stock guide-rail lifters, cams, and punch-gagging and part-ejection devices. The timing of events must be correct for the specific stamping and its material thickness in order for the tool to work properly.

New Products
SIMPAC America Revolution Continues With Expansion of East Coast Service Center
iWire from GF Machining Lets Shops Adapt to Changing EDM-Cutting Conditions

Upcoming Issues
MetalForming LIVE: July 13, 20 and 27
  • Three live online events in July assemble MetalForming’s stellar columnists to headline expert roundtable discussions on newer materials, progressive-die simulation and press-stroke optimization.
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Industry 4.0/IoT
  • Pressroom Automation
  • Lubrication
  • Preview: EuroBlech
  • CNC Punching and Tooling
  • Material Handling
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Robotics/Automation
  • Mechanical Presses
  • Press Controls/Sensing
  • Preview: Industry 4.0 for Manufacturers Conference
  • Preview: PMA Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • Fabrication Software
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Industry 4.0/IoT

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Industry-Related Terms: Blanking, CNC, Die, Forming, LASER, Lines, Nesting, Scale, Stripper, Thickness
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