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April 10, 2019

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Hytrol video
How Automation Won Back 80 Percent of This Manufacturer’s Floor Space
A collaboration involving Hytrol, a manufacturer of material-handling systems, and robotic integrator Acieta, resulted in an 80-percent reduction in floor space and a 50-percent increase in capacity. Here’s how.

Metal Formers Send Mixed Signals on Economy
Metal forming companies sent mixed signals regarding their expectations for business conditions during the next three months, according to the March 2019 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report

Gema video
MagicControl 4.0 from Gema
Gema’s MagicControl 4.0 is the central control unit for powder coating systems, providing full control for all automation aspects such as guns, reciprocators and booths. MagicControl 4.0 is ready for Industry 4.0 applications with real time data acquisition and production data sharing required with smart factory automation. For more information, visit our website at www.gemapowdercoating.com.

Brunk video
Brunk Industries: Working to Improve and Save Lives
Lars Brunk, president of this Lake Geneva, WI-based supplier of stampings and assemblies for the medical-device industry, takes us inside his plant as he discusses the company's significant investments in new presses and precision feeds.

Lincoln Electric Signals Commitment to Advancing Metal AM
Lincoln Electric’s acquisition of Baker Industries complements Lincoln’s new metal additive manufacturing (AM) service business. Set to launch in mid-2019, the AM operation will make large-scale printed metal parts, prototypes and tooling for industrial and aerospace customers.

Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference
APSC is Right Around the Corner!
The conference schedule is jam-packed with expert speakers discussing important topics ranging from government policies to material updates. With the automotive industry evolving rapidly, APSC is a can't-miss event for automotive suppliers.

The Annual Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference is designed specifically for automotive suppliers and provides educational sessions, networking and group discussion on the latest advancements and outlook for the automotive industry. Conference presentations include:
    •    Industry Outlook
    •    Government, NAFTA and Trade Policies
    •    Automotive Materials and Lightweighting Update

Market Report: Automotive
Automobile sales slow, while transformative technologies reshape the industry.

Government Profits From Tariffs
Forbes report shows that the U.S. government has found itself a new cash cow: China.

Learn From the Aerospace and Defense Experts at AeroDef 2019
April 29 – May 2, 2019 | Long Beach, CA
Up your manufacturing intelligence quotient at AeroDef Manufacturing, the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry’s premier conference and exposition.

Modern Formability Simulation for Advanced High-Strength Steel (AHSS)
Make plans now to participate in a free webinar on April 30, 10–11 a.m. EDT, when AHSS experts Jenson (C.C.) Chen and Vinayak Walvekar, both with ETA/Dynaform, address critical stamping-simulation topics.

Plan Now
  • May 7-9, METALFORM Mexico and Machining Mexico, Cintermex International Convention and Exhibition Center, Monterrey Mexico. Combined, these two events feature 575 exhibitors across 140,000 sq. ft. of space showcasing products and services related to stamping presses, fabricating equipment, welding equipment, automation, assembly and finishing. It’s not too late to register.
  • June 24-25, IoT for Metalformers and Fabricators: Software, Sensors and Controls, Marriott Downtown at Key Center, Cleveland, OH.  This one-of-a-kind event, powered by MetalForming magazine, promises to educate floor supervisors, manufacturing engineers and managers, IT directors, and others working in small to midsized metal forming and fabricating plants on the coming wave of digital manufacturing and plant-floor connectivity. Attendees will learn from expert speakers on ERP/MRP software, sensors and machine controls, while benefitting from myriad case studies describing how IoT improves OEE and drives quality and productivity improvements.

Hot Off the Press

April 2019
April 2019
No Challenge Is Too Big
...for this Wisconsin supplier of primarily medical-industry stamped parts and assemblies.

Die Design and Simulation Software Case Studies
Companies discuss the hows and whys of using software offerings for designing dies and simulating their effects on sheet metal.

Five Ways Robots Can Curb the Cost of Tariffs
Intrigued? Then by all means, read on.

Upcoming Issues
May: Press-Line Automation, Press-Line Sensoring, Waterjet Cutting, Automated Storage, Loading/Unloading, Resistance Welding
June: Press Feeds, Mechanical Presses, Aftermarket Service, CNC Punching & Tooling, Arc Welding
July: Die Protection/Press Controls, ERP Software Roundup, Plasma Cutting, Grinding/Surface Finishing/Deburring, Resistance Welding

Industry-Related Terms: Powder Coating, Case, Center, CNC, Die, Forming
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