In conjunction with the Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), MetalForming
has announced its 2020 Women of Excellence honorees, recognizing 68
outstanding women in the metal forming and fabricating industries. This
fifth-annual list is published in the December print issue of MetalForming magazine and in a special expanded online section that includes more detailed biographical information.
“As a provider of information highlighting metal forming technology and productivity, MetalForming proudly recognizes achievement through our Women of Excellence awards program,” says Brad Kuvin, MetalForming editorial director. “The 2020 class, like those of the previous four years, represents the best of the best, and provides excellent examples and inspiration for those who may follow in their footsteps.”
MetalForming’s 2020 Women of Excellence class, the largest yet,
includes 38 Winners and 30 Honorable Mention recipients, spanning
career fields from the shop floor to the boardroom. Each honoree has
demonstrated on-the-job excellence and a commitment to manufacturing.
50+ years Dunmore has been a leading manufacturer of coated film
products. The new Dun-Shield films are polyester based films with
antimicrobial and scratch resistant features. The surfacing film
prevents the growth and migration of microorganisms through the use of
silver ion technology.
Capital, Lexington, KY, has acquired majority ownership of Shiloh
Industries, Inc., its second automotive deal closed during the COVID-19
pandemic. Shiloh is a global innovative-solutions provider focusing on
lightweighting technologies that provide environmental and safety
benefits to the mobility market. The company designs and manufactures
products within body structure, chassis and propulsion systems,
fabricated from a variety of alloys in aluminum, magnesium and steel
grades, along with its proprietary line of noise and vibration reducing
acoustic laminate products.
The decision to replace or upgrade from an outdated ERP system can often be a difficult one, because employees grow comfortable with it. However, it’s probably weighing you down. With the speed at which technology is advancing, manufacturers can no longer afford to continue using outdated ERP systems. Read on to learn why a modern ERP system built for manufacturing business growth may be the most important step you take for the success of your company.
to the U.S. Department of Labor, apprenticeships have grown 56% since
2013 and are expected to continue to skyrocket in coming years. In this
episode of the Thomas Industry Update podcast, Thomas CMO Shawn
Fitzgerald sits down with Michael Bell, CEO and founder of Synbyo, and
Q3 Thomas Champion for Industry winner, to discuss his unique approach
to solving the industrial skills gap. After seeing how manufacturing
businesses have grown tired of poaching talent from each other, Bell
believes that his apprenticeship program, geared toward both young
novices and experienced industrial professionals, could offer a
long-term solution to the industrial skills gap.
Introducing IO-Link Masters from Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol - the world's first true IIoT IO-Link Masters with MultiLink™ technology. Communicate control information to your PLC using legacy protocols, while simultaneously offering OPC UA or MQTT connections to supervisory systems.
The 2021 Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference, including Lubrication Technology, is taking place virtually. For four afternoons across two weeks—January 26 and 28, and February 2 and 4—participants will receive the same content and learn from the same insightful industry leaders as had been scheduled for the in-person event. The conference, produced by PMA and MetalForming magazine, in
partnership with the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers,
will include presentations on virtual stamping, tool and die, and
lubrication technology, as well as inspiring keynotes. In addition, the
sessions that take place throughout the event will be available
on-demand following the conference.
as manual or automated standalone presses, or as fully automated tandem
lines, the all-new CX Series has a press capacity of 80-300 US tons,
utilizes crank motion slide kinematics, and can perform various
applications including blanking and progressive operations. This
versatile gap-frame series is suitable for small appliance, automotive,
and general stamping parts. Key features of the CX Series include a
bigger bolster, longer slide stroke, and wider shut height range.
Amada Orii has installed a model SDE 1120 SF servo press, for demonstration purposes, at the Ajacs Die Sales Corp. facility in Grand Rapids, MI. It’s the first demo press that Amada Orii has installed at a distributor’s facility and is the first installation of its kind for Ajacs.
The 121-ton-capacity press boasts a 7.87-in, stroke, 40.55 by 27.55 by
5.31-in. bolster, and a maximum speed of 70 strokes/min. (faster in
servo presses offer the latest in direct drive motor and control
technology, combined with unique frame designs and features. The slide
motion programmability gives stampers the ability to optimize
production, work with advanced materials, reduce secondary operations,
and extend tooling maintenance intervals. Multiple servo presses are
always in stock for quick delivery.
submissions for FABTECH 2021 are being accepted through January 15,
2021. Program managers seek speakers who excite, engage, inspire and
implement practices that will enhance the attendee experience and
learning opportunity. FABTECH technologies include stamping, additive
manufacturing, automation, cutting, finishing, lean principles and lean
tools, management, marketing, robotics, smart manufacturing, welding,
and workforce development.
ShopFloorConnect® OEE and Shop Floor Data Collection Software from Wintriss Controls Group offers remote monitoring and collects downtime and production efficiency data from every machine in your manufacturing operation, displays it in real-time, and produces indispensable manufacturing reports, including detailed OEE reports in a variety of formats.
Coil racks create vertical storage capacity for metal stampers, formers
and fabricators to improve plant safety and increase product
selectivity. High strength shelves and custom cradles safely store coils
exceeding 80,000 lbs. Optimize your operations by maximizing floor
space, reducing material damage, and increasing through-put with Dexco racks.
… to navigate the perfect storm of die development: increased part complexity, stronger steels and compressed customer timelines.
Facing the “perfect storm” of die design and development—dramatic increases in stamped-part complexity along with compressed customer timelines—led, in 2015, the management team at 3-Dimensional Services Group to invest in new simulation software. The company now regularly calls on the software to help manage blank development, evaluate stamped-part and process feasibility, and generate and simulate alternative die-face designs.
Drawing on Experience Deep drawing is considered the most complex of all sheet metal forming processes. It presents many process variables, some interacting synergistically, that impact a stamper’s ability to produce defect-free parts repeatedly.
topic of deep drawing has been extensively researched and written
about. Much effort also has gone into developing predictive software to
assist with designing and troubleshooting draw dies. Still, I receive
more questions by far on deep drawing than on any other topic. This is
due in part to many small companies lacking access to forming-simulation
software and, therefore, needing to rely on rules-of-thumb and past
Progressive Blank Companion helps the user create the intermediate
stages of a complex shaped stamped part by doing only partial
"unforming" of select areas of the complex shaped part in minutes instead of hours or days.
the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Association on Monday, December 14
during its first-ever Virtual Career Fair. Connect with qualified job
seekers from across the country while gaining a competitive edge over
other companies seeking similar candidates. Learn more and register as a hiring company or job seeker.