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MetalForming Delivers FABTECH 2016

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MetalForming Delivers FABTECH

November 16-18, 2016

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

FABTECH brings a wealth of innovation and technology solutions to Las Vegas, NV, November 16-18, 2016. More than 28,000 attendees and 1300 exhibiting companies are expected to gather once again to celebrate manufacturing at its best. The event also provides educational sessions and expert-led presentations covering the latest trends and technology in the metalforming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.


High-Performance Servo Press, Booth C17070


Komatsu offers the most complete line of mechanical stamping presses for the stamping industry, both mechanical and servo drive. Press capacities range from 35 to 4800 tons, single- and multi-point connections in both gap and straight-side designs. As the world leader in servo driven mechanical presses, more than 4,900 single-point and multi-point straight-side servo presses are installed. Servo presses feature automatic slide-position and die-height repeatability with accuracy in microns, fully programmable slide velocity in any direction, consume 30 percent less electrical power than a conventional mechanical press. We will exhibit both two-point and single-point servo presses and coil line producing parts.
Komatsu America Industries
1701 Golf Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

United Aluminum Begins Second Century of Aluminum Innovation, Booth C15079

United Aluminum

From humble beginnings as a scrap dealership in New Haven CT in 1891, United Aluminum entered the rolling business in 1915 and continues to bring innovation to the rolling industry today. United Aluminum Custom Rolled® aluminum coil has made United the supplier of choice for any size order, Custom Rolled® to precise tolerances and delivered fast. United ships orders of any quantity across the country and around the world in as fast as a few days. Offering a wide variety of alloys, tempers, finishes, coil sizes and special processing, United Aluminum stands ready to meet your Custom Rolled® aluminum-coil needs.

Servo Presses Demonstrate In-Die Tapping, HSLA Blanking, Productivity Improvements at FABTECH Las Vegas 2016,
AIDA-America, Booth C17024


AIDA-America, Dayton, OH, USA, will demonstrate industry leading servo-press technology in booth C17024 at FABTECH Las Vegas 2016.
   Two AIDA DSF-series servo presses will be on display, powered up and stamping parts at this year's FABTECH event. Visitors to AIDA's booth will see a DSF-C1-1500, 150-ton servo gap-frame press blanking HSLA material and a DSF-N2-3000, 300-ton unitized-frame servo press as part of a full production line with a progressive-die application.
   AIDA-America associates will be available to share examples of production optimization driven by AIDA DSF servo presses used in the stamping industry and discuss how these infinitely programmable presses can help maximize stampers' productivity and profit in the press room.

Vegas—host of FABTECH 2016, where opening keynote speaker Sugar Ray Leonard sets the stage by explaining how preparation, focus, discipline, determination and attitude give all of us the power to win. After Leonard fires up the FABTECH crowd, on Wednesday morning, November 16 (9-10 a.m.), the doors will open to the show's 550,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space, where attendees will gain access to more than 1300 equipment suppliers showcasing more than 500 new products for our industry.

The event, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, also provides educational sessions and expert-led presentations covering the latest trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

FABTECH 2016 Show Hours
• Wednesday, November 16: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
• Thursday, November 17: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Friday, November 18: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


ABC Metals, Booth C14052

ABC Metals

ABC Metals is the largest independent distributor of non-ferrous rolled products with three locations across North America! We provide access to more than 95 percent of global copper alloys, as well as aluminum, stainless, carbon steels and various coatings, resulting in a comprehensive material supply solution uniquely suited to your needs. Our 'Se[Cu]re' programs mitigate commodity volatility risk and coupled to our short lead times allow for you to reduce your inventory investment.

ATAGO In-Line Refractometers Improve Your Process,
Booth C15099


ATAGO has been a mainstay in quality control instrumentation since 1940. Thanks to the precision, user-friendliness, and robust durability of our refractometers, most major automobile manufacturers now have implemented our in-line models to monitor the concentration of their coolant. In addition, our PAL-102S and PAL-1 digital handheld refractometers are the best cutting-oil and coolant checkers for use on the factory floor—they are water-resistant for easy cleaning, and will even float if dropped in water to prevent unforeseen accidents. Please come check out the CM-800α, the new standard in metalworking fluid automation, at booth C15099!

Increase Productivity Through Modernization, Booth C17078


Modernization of all Schuler presses for more productivity.
Our Servicesy—our benefits:
• Increase productivity of the press
• Improved equipment availability
• Spare part availability
• OEM specifications
• Latest legal specifications
• State-of-the-art technical specifications
• Enhanced OEE

We are PMA!
For nearly 75 years, PMA has been actively working to provide more than 850 members with the resources and industry information they seek to help them increase visibility, improve productivity and optimize their bottom lines.

Now, more than ever, it’s essential to have a key resource to depend on as the metalforming industry continues to evolve. Are you equipped with the most current information and the best tools to be competitive in this ever-changing environment?

The benefits of becoming a PMA member are many. In addition to training support, educational resources, the latest industry information and benchmarking reports, your membership will entitle you to exclusive networking opportunities with other PMA members and suppliers at events, like FABTECH.

We look forward to meeting you at FABTECH. Visit PMA at booth C20000 to learn more about the many benefits of a PMA membership and receive a special gift.


Macrodyne Technologies Inc., Booth C16095


Macrodyne manufactures heavy-duty, high-quality hydraulic presses up to 20,000 tons, automated press lines and die handling equipment for dies weighing in excess of 100 tons.
   Macrodyne supplies hydraulic presses for general metalforming applications, hot stamping, deep draw, forging, extrusion, coining, die spotting, hydroforming, elastoforming, SPF and more. Visit us at FABTECH Booth C16095

Affordable and Scalable ERP,
Booth C19075


A full-featured manufacturing ERP solution doesn’t have to break the bank. With flexible hosting options and modular infrastructure, IQMS offers ERP that is comprehensive, scalable and within budget. Learn why metal processors rely on IQMS manufacturing ERP to increase visibility, efficiency and profits. Visit us at FABTECH booth C19075!

Precision Metalforming Association,
Booths C20000 and C15080


Visit PMA at Booths C20000 and C15080 to find out how we can work for you! Middle-market manufacturers of metal parts, assemblies and end products, along with Tier-1 manufacturers and OEMs look to the Precision Metalforming Association to help connect them with the right people, information and services to grow their businesses and ultimately, make them more profitable.

Immersion Learning through FABTECH Educational Programming
FABTECH offers an array of educational programs—with more than 100 technical, operational, economic and managerial sessions where attendees can learn from top industry experts. With sessions developed for process, design and production engineers, plant managers, job-shop owners, and corporate management, FABTECH provides valuable learning experiences that can benefit every member of your team. View the program agenda.

PMA's technical sessions on state-of-the-art metalforming technology allow attendees to learn from leading industry experts, exchange best practices and explore new technologies. Here we present highlights from PMA's metalforming sessions scheduled during FABTECH 2016.

To view PMA's list of sessions visit MetalForming magazine.


See also: Komatsu America Industries, LLC Press Technology Division, United Aluminum Corp., Aida-America Corporation, A Subsidiary of AIDA Engng LLC, Macrodyne Technologies, Inc., IQMS Manufacturing ERP & MES, Schuler Incorporated, ABC Metals, Inc.


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