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October 14, 2015

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October 14, 2015
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Tooling Barometer Indicates Die Shops are Investing in the Future  
Tool and die shops are looking to apprentices to assist in replacing the aging workforce--63 percent of tool shops plan to hire apprentices in the next 12 months. So finds the recently completed Automotive Tooling Barometer, compiled by the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) and Harbour Results Inc., (HRI). Sponsored by Die Cad Group and Expert Tech, the survey focuses on the impending talent gap within the industry.

Outsourcing represents another strategy shops are utilizing to offset the talent gap--nearly 40 percent of shops say they are likely to outsource simulation, design, and finish- or rough-machining in the next 12 months.

Picking up what Vacuum Cups Cannot
Industrial MagneticsTransporter®LP magnetic end-of-arm tooling is designed to transfer metal blanks, stampings and parts in automated and robotic applications. Engineered with powerful Rare Earth magnets, they will hold parts during power loss, minimize part shifting, provide more options for picking up perforated or odd parts, and reduce shop air costs significantly compared to vacuum cups.
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> 3D Printing’s Imminent Impact on Manufacturing
“Within 10 years, every commercial airplane will have 3D printed parts on it,” predicts Stratasys CEO Joe Allison in the foreword to a new report that tracks the potential impact that additive manufacturing (AM) will have on manufacturing. Described in a blog post by Paul Tate, research director and executive editor with Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council, the report identifies the key benefits of AM:
  • Focusing on more complex design capabilities (79 percent);
  • Reducing lead times for parts (76 percent); and
  • Improvements in manufacturing efficiency (42 percent).

Regarding materials, 84 percent of respondents cite metals as the material they would most like to see developed; 3D metal printing is expected to nearly double within the next 3 yr.

Tonnage Monitor Includes Signature Analysis
The Helm PTM-4500 Loadgard combines tonnage monitoring, signature Analysis and SPC charting with batch, part counters in one system. With full-color touch screen and Resolver input, the PTM provides thru-the-stroke monitoring with high and low tracking alarms for all types of presses. FABTECH Booth S4556
Stock Lubrication
Cleans Up Its Act

Unist Stock lubrication can be the ugly side of metal forming with messy presses and sloppy, wet floors. Luckily, those days are over. Uni-Roller systems from Unist use patented, internally-fed rollers to deliver smooth and consistent lube to one or both sides of the stock with no over-application or mess.
Increasing Capacity Face-Off: Infinite Versus Finite Scheduling
Implementing correct scheduling software might be one of your most important decisions when it comes to improving operational efficiency. Download this feature to learn about the pros, cons and benefits of infinite versus finite scheduling.

In This Issue:

> Big Data Promises to Pay Big Dividends
...for SWD, Inc., a continuous-improvement-minded provider of metal-finishing and fastener-sorting services. New data-discovery and analysis software allows SWD management to unlock new pathways to improved performance, and serves as the foundation for its customer-communication strategy of the future.

> NH Stamper Waves Goodbye to Chlorinated Paraffins
Long regarded a savior in boundary lubrication for extreme metalworking applications, the sun is about to set on chlorinated paraffins. Now's the time to consider alternatives, as has New Hampshire Stamping.
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