Transfer Trimming on a 300-Ton Press at Omni Manufacturing

August 28, 2019

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Transfer Trimming on a 300-Ton Press at Omni Manufacturing
Omni Manufacturing employs its impressive skillset, including in-die sensing and transfer engineering, in the transfer and trimming of automotive-suspension parts, as seen here. This setup includes the use of nearly 50 sensors. Find out how the St. Marys, OH, company has benefitted from a press controls upgrade in the November issue of MetalForming.

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Logopress3F Blank Overview
Use the “Blank” portion of Logopress3F flattening software for SolidWorks to generate a flat blank (and formability data) in seconds with just a few clicks. Results are generated as a standard SolidWorks sketch using only lines and arcs (No splines!).

Fab Metals (OH) Expansion to Complete in October
Fab Metals, a New Carlisle, OH, fabricator, plans on completing a 40,000-sq.-ft. expansion in October, according to the Dayton Daily News. The expansion makes room for laser cutting machines and press brakes as well as machining equipment. With the expansion, Fab Metals will comprise 100,000 sq. ft., employed to provide components to mainly trucking and automotive customers. MetalForming, in its May 2018 issue, detailed the company's installation of laser cutting cells with automated material handling.

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Moves So Much Air, Exair Patented It!
Exair Air Amplifiers are a simple, low cost way to move air, smoke, fumes, and light materials. Using a small amount of compressed air as their power source, Air Amplifiers pull in large volumes of surrounding air to produce high volume, high velocity outlet flows.

Nominate Women of Excellence in Metal Forming and Fabricating 2019
MetalForming magazine, in conjunction with the Women in Manufacturing Association, seeks nominations for its 4th Annual Women of Excellence in Metal Forming and Fabricating section, to run in the November 2019 issue. The section recognizes women in leadership positions or on the shop floor who demonstrate excellence in meeting their workplace responsibilities. Nominees should be employed by a manufacturer of metal parts and components or a supplier to the industry. Nomination deadline is September 20.

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Weber PT Compact Deburring Machine
Weber's compact model for deburring, descaling and surface grinding with a dry grinding procedure. Particularly compact and space saving dimensions with the technology of large industrial machines. Simplified operating structure with Weber's “i‐Touch” operating panel and easy accessibility for maintenance. Available in operating widths of 1100 and 1350 mm with 1 to 2 grinding stations, and Weber’s Planetary Head for all‐round edge machining across the entire width. The PT compact guarantees perfect grinding results and meets even the most stringent craftsmanship demands.

Dry-Film Lubricant Leads to Aha Moment for Truck-Part Stamper
Life just became much easier for press operators and welders at Fleet Engineers, a manufacturer of heavy-truck and trailer parts, thanks to the move to a dry-film lubricant applied to coil stock. The move eliminates oil and weld-spatter cleanup, and, management appreciates the less-than-1-yr. payback.

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Don't Underestimate Lubrication Impact in the Pressroom
Better die lube application means a better bottom line. Read our article or visit Industrial Innovations in booth D45146 to learn how our industrial lubrication systems can save you money and improve quality. Products include Pro-Mix™ line-side and plant-wide proportional mixers, Spra-Rite™ fluid distribution systems, Reclaim- Pro reclamation systems, and spray boxes, roll coaters, spray nozzles, quick-disconnect products.

The Future of Automotive: Lighter Vehicles, Autonomous Controls
The Destiny of Manufacturing podcast presents press expert Jeff Fredline, from Meco Corp., who shares his insights on the future of automotive, including lighter vehicles and autonomous controls, and their impact on manufacturing processes. Also discussed: the importance of training and workforce development.

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.
Learn More

Hot Stamping Tour and Conference: September 17 in MI
To help metal formers and fabricators stay on top of hot stamping technology, MetalForming magazine debuts its Hot Stamping Experience and Tech Tour, September 17 at Urgent Design and Manufacturing in Lapeer, MI. MetalForming discussed the challenging process with some event speakers and sponsors, who provided insightful takes and glimpses into what tour and conference attendees will see and hear.

“Hot stamping involves so many technical challenges, such as proper timing of heating and cooling; designing, building and operating complex dies; and so many other variables,” explains Chad Peterson, general manager of 3-Dimensional Services, the parent company of Urgent Design and Manufacturing, where the tour will be held. “So much goes into don’t just buy the equipment and go on your way.”

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.
Get details and register.

Hot Off the Press

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PEAK South 2019 – Registration Now Open
Head to Greenville, SC, for the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) PEAK South Conference taking place Monday, October 28. This conference for women working in manufacturing (and the men who support them!) will offer learning and networking opportunities, including a keynote presentation, plant tours, breakout sessions led by experts, and more!

August 2019 issue
August 2019
Five Tips for Better Aluminum GMAW
These recommendations help control heat input, optimize results and reduce rework when welding aluminum sheet metal.

Servo Presses 2.0: The Evolution Continues
Tier One automotive stamper serves as an example, while experts share their views on what's trending and what's ahead.

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WiM Automotive South 2019 – Register Today!
The 3rd annual WiM Automotive South Conference will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, in Greenville, SC. This day-long conference will include keynote presentations by industry leaders like Carrie Uhl, VP of Purchasing and Supply Chain with Magna International, an engaging panel discussion, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and more!

Upcoming Issues
September: Hydraulic Presses, Press Feeds, Surface Preparation, CAD-CAM/Nesting Software, Resistance Welding, Materials & Coatings, Additive Manufacturing, Market Report: Energy, Servo Technology Experience
October: FABTECH Show Issue, Quick Die Change, Automated Storage, Loading and Unloading, Arc Welding, Software for Manufacturing, IoT
November: Die Protection/Press Controls, Mechanical Presses, Waterjet Cutting, CNC Punching & Tooling, Resistance Welding, Safety Update, Market Report: Appliance, Metal Forming and Fabricating Women of Excellence.

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Industry-Related Terms: Arcs, Blank, Breakout, CNC, Die, Edge, Forming, Grinding, LASER, Lines, Model, Run, Surface, Transfer
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