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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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..
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 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.