Stamping High-Strength Stainless? Coating is a Tool Lifesaver

August 26, 2020

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Technology Focus: Tooling
MetalForming brings you the August installment of our monthly Technology Focus newsletters as we highlight Tooling.

Next Month: Lubrication

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Stamping High-Strength Stainless? Coating is a Tool Lifesaver
Penn United Technologies found that out, as coating of selected tool surfaces and details have yielded significant tool-life improvements while minimizing or eliminating galling and other issues. The effectiveness of coatings in extending tool life and mitigating part-quality issues became apparent to Penn United years ago, and has led to a long-term relationship with Phygen Coatings Inc., a Minneapolis, MN, coatings provider.

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Reduce and Fight the Spread with the Power of Light
As part of our continued growth into meeting the demand for automated manufacturing solutions and today’s fight to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, MJC Engineering & Technology is now a distributor for UVD Robots. The UVD Robot is a fully autonomous mobile platform emitting concentrated UV-C light onto high, medium and low touch surfaces in support of normal cleaning routines. The robot is also an effective way of preventing and reduces the spread of infectious microorganisms in the environment. It is a safe, reliable and user friendly operation.

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Don't Forget About the Surface
Tensile properties represent only one component of the forming system that affects stamping success. Friction characterizes the ease of material flow and quantifies the local interaction between the sheet metal, tool surface and lubricant. A different lubricant type, quantity or distribution will change material flow.

Million-Dollar Acquisition Strategy to Expand SIMPAC's North American Service Division
SIMPAC America, North American subsidiary of South Korea’s SIMPAC Inc., has responded to massive layoffs and furloughs post-COVID-19 by investing more than $1 million toward job opportunities in the United States. The company already has addressed the industry-wide need for immediate accessibility to critical spare parts and support. As such, SIMPAC initially collaborated with various sales agents and service organizations to provide the market with a diverse level of technical expertise that would be available nation-wide.

Tom Bell Joins Groditz Steel
Tom Bell has joined Groditz Steel North America as vice president of Americas. Groditz is an integrated producer of specialty steels, based in Germany, specializing in tool steels, stainless steels and custom forgings for the power-generation, oil-and-gas, and press-components industries.

Register to Attend Women in Manufacturing’s 10th Annual SUMMIT!
The virtual 2020 WiM SUMMIT, being held Sept 28 – Oct 1, will feature 4 days of content, 30+ sessions that will be available live streamed and on-demand, multiple virtual plant tours, and 20+ virtual exhibits.
Register Today!

Brochure Highlights Metal Stamping Services of Tooling Tech Group
Tooling Tech Group, Macomb, MI, has released a four-page brochure describing the services offered by its metal stamping division. Learn here of the firm’s expertise in die design and manufacture, tryout, repair and production services.

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The PMA Educational Foundation 50/50 Raffle is Back!
No more than 200 tickets at $100 each will be sold, meaning you have a chance to win up to $10,000. Tickets are on sale now and will be sold through November 18. Buy your tickets online. For details, contact Nichol Lopriore, 216/901-8800 ext. 103.

Roll-Kraft Adds Procurement Manager to its Growing Team
Roll-Kraft, Mentor, OH, a manufacturer of custom tooling for the roll forming and tube and pipe industries, appointed Matt LaVelle procurement manager.  LaVelle comes to Roll-Kraft from Materion Corporation where he was responsible for purchasing materials for three manufacturing facilities.

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Nominate Women of Excellence in Metal Forming and Fabricating 2020
In 2020, we are looking for women in leadership positions or on the shop floor, those who represent dedication to their company and the industry, and demonstrate excellence in meeting their workplace responsibilities.

Therefore, MetalForming magazine, in conjunction with the Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM), is seeking nominations for its 5th Annual Women of Excellence in Metal Forming and Fabricating Awards, to run as a special section in the December 2020 issue. The section will feature and honor those selected as a means to recognize and promote the importance of women in the metal forming and fabricating industries. Nominees should be employed by a manufacturer of metal parts and components or a supplier to the industry. Winners from 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 are ineligible, but previous Honorable Mention recipients can be nominated. Fill out the form in detail ASAP as the nomination deadline is September 18. Please nominate only one person from your company.

Hot Off the Press
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August 2020 issue
August 2020
3D Laser Cutting—A Versatile Process for Prototype and Production Shops
Offered up here: advice for specifying the right five-axis laser-cutting cell for your operations, and tips on how to avoid burrs, optimize throughput and more.

Supply-Chain Drain
COVID-19 has stressed manufacturing’s worldwide supply chain, drying up formerly reliable material, part, product and service routes. How have manufacturers responded, and how will supply chains look in the post-pandemic world?

Upcoming Issues
  • Hydraulic Presses
  • Press Feeds
  • Lubrication
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Resistance Welding
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Quick Die Change
  • New Products for Forming and Fabricating
  • Automated Storage, Loading and Unloading
  • Press Brakes/Folding
  • Arc Welding
  • Software for Manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0
Industry-Related Terms: Die, Form, Forming, LASER, Prototype, Roll Forming
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