When Huber Tractors Ruled the Roost

April 24, 2019

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When Huber Tractors Ruled the Roost
Through most of the first half of the 20th century, tractors from Huber Mfg. gained a reputation as heavy-duty dependable workhorses on farms all across America, details an article in Successful Farming. The company quit the tractor business at the onset of World War II, reads the historical piece, but its signature product continues to live on in museums and in the memories of agriculture veterans.

Die Cad Group video
Sim. Software Shines for Transfer-Die Designer
For Die Cad Group, the ability to see the entire transfer system in motion, and plug in press settings and transfer curves, yields output improvements approaching 20 percent.

Spraying Systems
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.
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IoT Expanding in Mfg. PDQ, So Sign Up for Our Info-Packed June Conference ASAP
IoT for Manufacturers: Software, Sensors and Controls, June 24-25 in Cleveland, OH, promises to educate floor supervisors, manufacturing engineers and managers, IT directors, and others working in small to midsized metal forming and fabricating plants on the coming wave of digital manufacturing and plant-floor connectivity. Attendees will learn from a growing list of expert speakers on ERP/MRP software, sensors and machine controls, while benefitting from myriad metal forming case studies describing how IoT improves OEE while driving quality and productivity improvements.

Arms Manufacturing: The Big Three
The world’s top-three arms-manufacturing companies, along with other American arms makers, combined for $225 billion in sales in 2018.

Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) to Host Event for Lubrication and Reliability Professionals
The 74th STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition, to be held May 19-23, 2019 at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Tennessee, is the lubricant industry’s most respected event for technical information, professional development, international networking, technical presentations, application-based case studies, best practice reports, discussion panels, and the latest products and services.

Webinar Tackles AHSS Forming-Simulation Challenges, Solutions
ETA/Dynaform’s Jenson (C.C.) Chen and Vinayak Walvekar parlay their extensive advanced high strength steel (AHSS) experience into an info-packed free webinar on April 30, 10–11 a.m. EDT. The two will address critical stamping-simulation challenges and how modern simulation provides solutions.

Aida video
Inside a Press Builder
Take this video tour of Aida America’s 180,000-sq.-ft. factory in Dayton, OH, highlighting manufacturing technologies used to construct stamping presses and detailing recent expansions.

Attend EASTEC 2019, May 14-16 – Register for Free Today!
EASTEC is the largest Northeast manufacturing technology event. It’s the place for New England manufacturers to investigate and acquire the latest advanced manufacturing technologies, including fabricating equipment. Engage first-hand with more than 700 world-class supplier companies and learn about manufacturing’s hottest topics. Attend EASTEC, May 14-16, 2019.
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METALFORM and Machining Mexico in May
METALFORM and Machining Mexico, May 7-9 at Cintermex International Convention and Exhibition Center in Monterrey, Mexico, features 575 exhibitors across 140,000 sq. ft. of space. The event showcases products and services related to stamping presses, fabricating equipment, welding equipment, automation, assembly and finishing. Register now!

Unleash Your Workforce’s True Potential With METALFORM EDU
METALFORM EDU, designed specifically for the metal forming industry, includes 37 PMA-exclusive courses and more than 550 courses in precision measurement, blueprint reading, SPC, CNC, Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, safety and more. A flexible, convenient, low-cost, one-stop training source, METALFORM EDU is accessible anywhere, anytime with an Internet connection.

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April 2019
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Market Report: Automotive
Sales slow while myriad transformative technologies reshape the industry.

Full Speed Ahead on AHSS Development
Development and commercialization proceeds on third-generation advanced high-strength steels, and in other areas, as automakers continue safety, lightweighting and efficiency efforts.

Upcoming Issues
May: Press-Line Automation, Press-Line Sensoring, Waterjet Cutting, Automated Storage, Loading/Unloading, Resistance Welding
June: Press Feeds, Mechanical Presses, Aftermarket Service, CNC Punching & Tooling, Arc Welding
July: Die Protection/Press Controls, ERP Software Roundup, Plasma Cutting, Grinding/Surface Finishing/Deburring, Resistance Welding
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