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October 23, 2019

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Smartphone for Hazardous Areas
Smart-Ex 02 phone from the Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom, with peripherals such as the intrinsically safe Cube 800 thermal image video camera and the explosion-proof Smart-Ex Watch, accompanies the mobile worker in a range of tasks and provides future-proof solutions.





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Dexco Racks Create Vertical Storage Capacity for Metal Stampers, Formers and Fabricators
Dexco Tool & Die Racks reduce downtime and damage to costly manufacturing equipment by providing vertical storage capacity with high-strength shelves engineered to handle loads exceeding 80,000 lbs. Optimize your operations by maximizing floor space, enhancing safety and increasing through-put with Dexco racks.




Welding Provides Demanding, Yet Rewarding and Upward Career Path
Data from a job-finding website provide salaries, demographics and more. Here's one nugget: Within a decade, and often sooner, many welders achieve supervisory positions.


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Here Are the Top 5 Reasons to Automate Your Manufacturing
The manufacturing industry is investing more in automation – processes, tasks and machines. If your manufacturing business hasn’t yet jumped on the automation bandwagon, it’s time. Don’t let the ‘next big thing’ catch you off guard. Download the Top 5 Reasons to Automate Your Manufacturing whitepaper today.




Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference Announces Keynoter
Jason Ryska, chief engineer–global stamping, Ford Motor Co. will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference, January 28-29 in Nashville, TN. His presentation focuses on Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing.


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Weber PT Compact Deburring Machine
Weber's compact model for deburring, descaling and surface grinding with a dry grinding procedure. Particularly compact and space saving dimensions with the technology of large industrial machines. Simplified operating structure with Weber's “i‐Touch” operating panel and easy accessibility for maintenance. Available in operating widths of 1100 and 1350 mm with 1 to 2 grinding stations, and Weber’s Planetary Head for all‐round edge machining across the entire width. The PT compact guarantees perfect grinding results and meets even the most stringent craftsmanship demands.





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High-Strength Steel on a Servo Press
Seyi-America demonstrates forming and piercing using a unique tool and special motion that cuts the process from two stages to one.





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Learn How to Eliminate Over-Application of Costly Lubricants
Precision Spray Control technology, from Spraying Systems Co., ensures the proper volume of lubricant is applied, even when line/press speeds or dies change. Precision application eliminates waste of costly lubricants and quality problems caused by inconsistent coverage. Maintenance downtime due to oil mist is eliminated, worker safety is improved and operating costs are decreased.
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Get Ready for FABTECH
…November 11-14 at McCormick Place in Chicago. North America’s largest sheet metal forming and fabricating event looks to attract more than 48,000 attendees and 1700-plus exhibitors. MetalForming has it covered, from new technology to keynotes to conference presentations to special events.


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Don't Underestimate Lubrication Impact in the Pressroom
Better die lube application means a better bottom line. Read our article or visit Industrial Innovations in booth D45146 to learn how our industrial lubrication systems can save you money and improve quality. Products include Pro-Mix™ line-side and plant-wide proportional mixers, Spra-Rite™ fluid distribution systems, Reclaim- Pro reclamation systems, and spray boxes, roll coaters, spray nozzles, quick-disconnect products.




Looking Ahead: FABTECH Chicago Shifts to September
FABTECH show management has announced that beginning in 2021, FABTECH Chicago will shift its dates to September after the 2019 show next month.


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Flexline Traveling Clamp
The electric motor driven chain moves the clamping element automatically from the parking position to the clamping position and back. The T-slot of the machine serves as the guide for the drive chain and clamping element. The drive chain also houses the hydraulic and electric lines for the clamping element.




Automation Alley Announces Sessions for Industry 4.0 Conference
Automation Alley, A Troy, MI-based technology and manufacturing business association, has announced the breakout sessions for Integr8, the Industry 4.0 conference and expo, November 6 at Detroit’s TFC Center (formerly Cobo Center).


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Stamtec Metal Stamping and Forming Equipment
  • 50+ mechanical and servo presses in our 65,000 sq. ft. facility near Nashville, TN
  • Building presses with our own employees in our own factories for 70 years, with almost 40 years in the U.S. market
  • Electrical and mechanical engineers, sales,  and service/support personnel onsite at our Manchester, TN facility
  • Turn-key integration of press, quick die change, coil feedline, transfer system and other peripheral equipment.
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Want to Win Up to $10,000 and Support a Great Cause?
The Precision Metalforming Association Educational Foundation is conducting a 50/50 raffle. No more than 200 tickets at $100 each will be sold; proceeds will support the foundation’s mission: “To enhance the supply of skilled workers by supporting and developing training and education programs and by improving the public image and awareness of careers in metalforming." Deadline: November 15; drawing on November 18. For details, contact Nichol Lopriore, 216/901-8800 ext. 103.




Podcast
Where Is Manufacturing Going?
Tune in to hear Jeff Aznavorian, president of long-time Precision Metalforming Association member Clips and Clamps Industries, share his views on workforce development, automation, big data and more.



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Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference
Kick off 2020 with a must-attend, info-packed event, the Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference, January 28-29 at the Nashville (TN) Airport Marriott. Presented by the Precision Metalforming Association in association with MetalForming magazine, the conference features keynote presentations, educational breakout sessions for stamping and tool and die, exhibits and a networking reception for more than 200 attendees and sponsors. Track sessions feature new, emerging, evolving and maturing technologies and industry trends that are impactful to metal-stamping, die-design and die-construction companies.
Get details and register.


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PEAK South 2019 – Registration Now Open
Head to Greenville, SC, for the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) PEAK South Conference taking place Monday, October 28. This conference for women working in manufacturing (and the men who support them!) will offer learning and networking opportunities, including a keynote presentation, plant tours, breakout sessions led by experts, and more!





October 2019 issue
October 2019
Rigid-Chain Technology for Today's Die-Change Challenges
While the basic system itself was developed nearly a half-century ago, today's rigid-chain iterations are as numerous as die-design challenges.

New Life for an Old Saw
Thanks to an upgraded motion-control system, an aging billet saw now holds incredibly tight tolerances, eliminating a potential source of wasted aluminum and reducing downtime for maintenance.





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WiM Automotive South 2019 – Register Today!
The 3rd annual WiM Automotive South Conference will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, in Greenville, SC. This day-long conference will include keynote presentations by industry leaders like Carrie Uhl, VP of Purchasing and Supply Chain with Magna International, an engaging panel discussion, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and more!




Upcoming Issues
November: Die Protection/Press Controls, Mechanical Presses, Waterjet Cutting, CNC Punching & Tooling, Resistance Welding, Safety Update, Market Report: Appliance, MetalForming's Women of Excellence.

December: PMA Awards of Excellence, Automation, Quality/Inspection, Folding/Bending Technology, Cutting, Arc Welding, Materials & Coatings, Additive Manufacturing, Metal Stamping/Tool and Die Conference

January: Servo Technology, Press Tending, Five-Axis Laser Cutting, Resistance Welding, Software for Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Preview: Lubrication Technology Conference


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