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Additive Manufacturing to be Highlighted in Sept. Forging Tech. Conference

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Designed to showcase the latest in forging research and technology, the 31st Forging Industry Technical Conference, presented by the Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation (FIERF), will take place September 19-20, in Columbus, OH. This year’s conference will include in-depth presentations on additive manufacturing with metal, and how the technology is impacting metalworking and forming industries.

The event, to be held at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center, will focus on industry-relevant research and insights from North American engineering and research universities, customers, technology providers and thought leaders. Forging-industry CEOs, plant managers, technology directors and managers, plant and chief engineers, engineering managers, metallurgists, professors, and principals from research and associated government agencies, as well as customers, are encouraged to attend.

Speakers and participants will consider the current state, challenges and future of the forging industry; focus on educational trends and development of the future workforce; showcase the best in forging technology with presentations relevant to different processes, materials and end-use markets; report on FIERF-funded research projects; and offer a networking opportunity between industry, academia and research partners.

For more information, including a detailed list of presentations and table-top exhibits, and to register, visit

New Website for American Punch

Monday, August 15, 2016

American Punch Co., Euclid, OH, has launched its new website at, featuring the company’s line of punches, dies and shear blades for the metalworking and structural-steel industries. The site was designed to present tooling products in a clear and organized manner that eases searches through an extensive database to find the exact tooling needed. The custom search function allows users to search for tooling by part number, machine make or machine model number. In addition, users can create accounts to keep track of purchases. Other site features include a tonnage calculator, clearance chart and setup tips.

American Punch Co. also supplies precision die components to the stamping, rollforming, metalforming and metal-building industries. 

AGT Robotics: Esab's First NA Automation Partner

Friday, August 12, 2016

Esab Welding and Cutting Products, Florence, SC, has announced that AGT Robotics, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada, has become Esab’s first North American automation partner in its Integrator Partnership program. Under the arrangement, Esab provides AGT Robotics with access to Esab’s technical, sales, marketing and distribution resources, as well as preferred pricing on equipment. AGT Robotics provides the ability to offer turnkey automated welding and cutting systems, as well as service and support throughout Canada and the United States.

AGT Robotics specializes in low-volume, high-mix robotic welding, robotic plasma cutting, robotic gouging and robotic grinding. Industries served include structural steel, tanks and vessels, rail car, heavy fabrication and machinery fabrication. Esab provides automated welding products and more. For details, visit


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