Company owners, chief executives and their top-tier managers have had to make a lot of tough decisions in recent months, and seemingly will for some time. There is no such thing as “business as usual.”
With manufacturing wages and material costs rising, perhaps it’s high time to pursue price increases from newly negotiated purchase orders from your customers.
LSP MiniCoater is a unique way to roller-apply lubricant to metal coil
stock. You can precisely control application with the LSP Controller or
any existing PLC. Job changes are easy with ability to change or
replace rollers in less than a minute, and multiple roller materials are
available for accurate coverage in any situation. You can coat the
entire stock or partial zone and apply light or heavy viscosity
Orders of new manufacturing technology totaled $590 million in September 2021, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. That total represents a 9-percent increase over August 2021 orders and nearly a 60-percent increase over September 2020. Year-to-date orders in 2021 total $4.115 billion, a 53-percent increase year over year.
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That’s the message from Mary Fitzgerald, president and CEO of Acme Wire Products, Mystic, CT, as she shares her management philosophy and best practices with Brad Kuvin, MetalForming magazine’s editorial director.
“How you treat people is more important than how you look,” she offers, describing her takeaway from “Use What You’ve Got and Other Business Lessons I Learned from My Mom,” a book by Barbara Corcoran. “Always make your bed—i.e., be organized and follow a process to achieve the best possible results.”
Join MetalForming magazine editorial director Brad Kuvin as he meets with Stephan Robertson, Simpac America’s general manager and vice president of sales and operations, during FABTECH 2021. Robertson discusses the firm’s new XR (extended reality) technology, the electric-vehicle revolution and its impact on metal stampers, and the important role that equipment OEMs play in providing service and support to metal stampers.
The Precision Metalforming Association and MetalForming magazine
deliver what metal formers and fabricators need to know to successfully
leverage emerging IoT (Internet of Things) technology during the IoT
Experience for Manufacturers, a virtual event scheduled for November
Floor supervisors, manufacturing engineers and managers, IT directors,
and others working in small to midsized metal forming and fabricating
plants should tune in to learn more about the coming wave of digital
manufacturing and plant-floor connectivity.
Alpharetta, GA-based Newcomb Spring Corp. has moved its Colorado plant to a new location in Denver; operations at the new facility began on October 4. The 41,600-sq.ft. facility nearly doubles the plant’s size, increasing its production capabilities, providing faster turnarounds, reducing costs, and delivering a more diverse array of manufacturing and secondary operations. The firm also made a capital investment of $275,000 in additional CNC machinery.
way to seek-out manufacture of value-added stampings is to target those
parts formed from advanced metal alloys, such as high-strength steels
or aluminum and stainless-steel grades. Doing so effectively requires
understanding how stamping these grades differs compared to your current
The (State of the) Art of Plasma Cutting
Rae Ripple cuts anything and everything to produce art pieces, signage
and much more, relying on new technology such as a one-piece consumable
cartridge in her plasma-arc-cutting torch, to get the job done.