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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
up here: advice for specifying the right five-axis laser-cutting cell
for your operations, and tips on how to avoid burrs, optimize throughput
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?