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April 22, 2015

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April 22, 2015
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Mobility’s Move into Manufacturing
From Forbes comes this list of 10 ways manufacturers are using mobility to “revolutionize manufacturing.” Author and tech guru Louis Columbus, who notes the findings of a recent PwC survey that reveals the growing importance of digital technologies, including mobile, explains how mobility is “revolutionizing manufacturing.”

Among Columbus’s top 10 list: integrating mobile CRM systems with distributed order management; pricing and fulfillment to improve customer responsiveness; and generating quotes for build-to-order products that reflect the latest pricing and delivery dates available.

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CS UnitecCS Unitec’s PTX Eco Smart produces matte, satin and other fine surfaces up to a mirror finish on steel, stainless steel and nonferrous metals. It also removes welds, deep scratches, oxidation, rust and paint. Patented abrasive-mounting system allows grinding/polishing wheels to be changed in seconds, without tools or hardware.

Versatility Industrial Tool Storage Cabinets and Change-Over Carts
Versatility Engineered for lean- manufacturing principles and designed for more efficient and productive fabrication, Versatility Tool storage cabinets and carts protect and organize your press-brake and turret-press tooling, and save valuable time.

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  • Wila NS, Wilson WT and Trumpf Tooling
  • Wila American, Wilson American Tooling and Trumpf American Tooling
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> Herold Partco Products to be Sold Under the Osborn Brand
> Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers
> New Prima Power Laserdyne Laser for Chinese Tech. Center
You Ought To Know...
> Certified in Additive Manufacturing? Check
Companies offering rapid-prototyping services might want to consider certifying their staff in additive manufacturing, per the 1-yr.-old Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program offered by SME. That’s the approach Midwest Prototyping, Blue Mounds, WI, has taken—it recently became the first company in the 3D-printing industry to provide the SME certification for its entire staff.

As noted in Robotics Tomorrow, the certification program includes coursework and an exam developed by SME, the Milwaukee School of Engineering and America Makes--the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Learn more at

Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference
APSC Join more than 150 peer executives for a two-day educational and networking conference. Celebrating its 22nd year, this program delivers attendees the most timely automotive forecast information, legal and regulatory updates that can impact their current and future business, and insights on customer requirements. The 2015 program will feature general sessions on the global industry outlook, fostering innovation and positioning your company for long-term profitability.

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New Products
The latest in metalforming and fabricating products and technology. > Optimized Welding System Simplifies Aluminum Repairs
> Nonwoven Abrasive Wheels and Brushes Tackle a Variety of Finishing Tasks
> Fiber-Laser Cutting Machines Boast Six Intelligent Setup Functions
> Compact, Portable, High-Speed Press Brake
April 2015 MetalForming

In This Issue:

> Specialty Hydraulic Press--a Flexible Fit for Leading-Edge Prototyper
Whether hot stamping, warm forming, deep drawing or general stamping, Experi-Metal's new press cell can do it all.

> A 20/20 View of the ERP Industry--Nine Trends to Watch
Among the things you should look for: integration of mobile computing and ERP software, and an emphasis on organizational change management to streamline implementations, and help remove some of the pain.
What's Trending?
> Advances in Automotive Steel
> Welding
> Die Design Software
> Lubrication
> Mechanical Press
> Waterjet/Laser Cutting
> In-Die Sensing
> Press Controls
> Resistance Welding
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