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January 22, 2020

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Technology Focus: Servo-Driven Presses
This week, MetalForming editors bring you the first of our monthly Technology Focus newsletters as we highlight servo-driven presses. First introduced about 20 years ago, these presses offer improved control during the feed cycle and stroke adjustment, which allows for long feed lengths, dwell time and the manufacture of complex stampings.

Next Month: Hydraulic Presses

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Nidec Arisa GS2 Servo Press
With capacity ranging from 3150-8000 kN, the Nidec Arisa GS2 Servo Press Series offers proven servo technology, performance and flexibility found in the full portfolio offering from Nidec Arisa. A trusted brand in the global metal forming industry, and one of the earliest innovators with servo technology, Nidec Arisa has a demonstrated history and installation base on five continents.

Servomechanicals Shine at FABTECH
Check out these innovations from Aida-America, Amada Orii, Arisa, Fagor Arrasate, Komatsu America, Nidec Press & Automation, Schuler, Simpac America, Schuler and Stamtec.

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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.

Servos Offer Solution for AHSS
When forming advanced high-strength steel, servomechanical presses can overcome challenges such as springback and reverse tonnage.

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2020 AMUG Conference—Join Us
The AMUG Conference brings a unique experience to additive manufacturing (AM). Designed to facilitate information exchange between AM users, the conference brings together individuals of all experience levels that wish to do more with the technology. What makes the AMUG Conference different is the openness of attendees and willingness to share. March 22 – 26, 2020.

Maintaining Servo-Driven Presses
Investment on the front end runs higher than with standard mechanical presses, so metal formers need to understand the technology, operation and maintenance requirements. Let’s learn.

Heyco Metals
Since 1969, Heyco Metals has rolled out high-precision, light-gauge coil and strip. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the company excels in copper, copper alloys and stainless steel as it continues a proven commitment to pristine surface quality, short lead times, exact specifications and unparalleled value for customers.

Fagor Arrasate to Open New Chicago-Area Plant
Provider of metal forming lines, announces plans to open a new service facility with offices and a bridge crane by the end of 2020.

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.
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Batesville Tool & Die Wins Indiana Manufacturing Award
Supplier of precision metal stamping components for the automotive, appliance, industrial and other industries gains title of Indiana Manufacturing Talent Champion.

Lubrication Technology for Metal Formers and Die Shops
This two-day program in Novi, MI, will bring stampers and die shops up to date on new lubricants for stamping and tool and die machining, and help them evaluate new formulations and select the right lubricant for the job. Attendees also will come away with an understanding of the various techniques available for applying lubricant, to ensure optimum application while minimizing waste.
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Upcoming Issues

February: Hydraulic Presses, In-Die Operations, CAD/CAM/Nesting Software, Industrial Hygiene/Safety, Arc Welding, Safety Update, Additive Manufacturing, FABTECH 2019 Wrap-Up

March: Die Protection/Press Controls, Conveyors, CNC Punching & Tooling, Resistance Welding, Post-Processing, Roundup: Die Design and Simulation Software
Industry-Related Terms: Alloys, CNC, Die, Forming, LASER, Lines, Stainless Steel, Surface
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