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May 25, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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May 25, 2016
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Data-Driven Manufacturing—Moving Beyond the Hype
Harvard Business Review offers up this reality check describing four specific hurdles that must be cleared before the Internet of Things and the successful use of big data in manufacturing can completely usher in the next wave of efficient and responsive production systems. Among the challenges ahead:
  • Time delays in current sensing and control equipment that could impact response times on the factory floor;
  • The ability to seamlessly share data upstream (backward, toward design) in addition to downstream operations—referred to as a "single source of truth," say the article's authors, referencing a term coined by product-lifecycle-management professionals;
  • And, of course, security challenges related to IT-network infrastructures.
Online Auction of a Global Manufacturer of Steel Shelving & Racks
Featuring Roll Forming Lines with Tooling, Uncoilers, A&M Pre-Punch and Cut-Off Presses, Powder Coat Line, Stamping Presses, Feed Equipment, Press Brakes, Finished Product and Support Equipment. Bid Online: June 8th - June 9th. Equipment Location: Moberly, MO.
Consistent Stock-Lubrication Systems
Nordson EFD's MicroCoat® system uses LVLP (low-volume, low-pressure) technology for precise, consistent lubrication of stock or dies. Get precise, exact coverage, extended tool life, and up to 85% oil savings. See what MicroCoat users have to say
Complete Metal Fabrication Facility
Hilco Industrial Auction: Plate & Angle Bending Roll; Press Brakes; Shears; Ironworker; Tube Notcher; Roll Former; Band Saws; Plasma Cutters; Welders; Forklifts; Carry Deck Cranes; Pickup Trucks & much more. Watch videos machines in action. Bid online or in person in Joplin, MO on June 7.
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> Today's News
> AISI Awards SSAB Americas' Chuck Schmitt its Gary Memorial Medal
> Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers
> MetoKote Earns Supplier Performance Award from Auto Customer
> Nucor CEO Ferriola Elected AISI Chairman
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> Nominate Women of Excellence in Metalforming
We are looking for women in leadership positions or on the shop floor, those who represent dedication to their company and the industry, and demonstrate excellence in meeting their workplace responsibilities. And we need your help.

MetalForming magazine is seeking nominations for its new Women of Excellence in Metalforming section, to run in the November 2016 issue. The section will feature and honor those selected as a means to recognize and promote the importance of women in the metalforming and fabricating industries.

Nominees should be employed by a manufacturer of metal parts and components or a supplier to the industry. The nomination deadline is June 30. Please nominate only one person from your company.

> 30-sec. Video Showcases Automated Tube Bending

Take a look at this robot-tended tube-bending machine, equipped with a simultaneous loading/unloading clamping mechanaism. It's a cleverly designed and engineered system that boasts a production capacity of 2000 180-deg. bends per day.

Picking Up What
Vacuum Cups Cannot

Transporter®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.
Parker’s Advanced Diagnostics Solution for Metal Forming and Fabrication
Machines and hydraulic tools used in metal fabrication require exact working conditions to maintain optimal performance and product quality. With Parker’s SensoNODE Blue sensors and SCOUT Mobile software, users can diagnose and track issues related to pressure, temperature, and humidity in real-time, and address issues before they escalate.
New Products
The latest in metalforming and fabricating products and technology. > Tube Bender Fit for Industry 4.0
> Catalog Displays CNC Plasma-Cutting Equipment and Routers
> Next-Generation Press Brakes
> One-Touch Manual Clamps Simplify Workholding
> Remote Controls Enhance Portable Welding Machines
> Punch-Press Tool Helps Fabricators Eliminate Costly Secondary Bends
Online Auction Opens May 26
Yoder Tube Mills with Complete Sets of Tooling, Spare Tooling Sets and Production Machinery Slitting Line. Online Auction opens May 26 and closes June 2. Learn More.
Registration Open for the Die Design and Simulation Software Experience
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the 2016 Die Design and Simulation Software Experience, taking place on June 1-2 in Grand Rapids, MI! This popular program, presented by MetalForming magazine, will feature interactive discussions, presentations from subject-matter experts and demonstrations from key companies on what’s new and trending in die-design, simulation and development software. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about these new technology developments and how they can optimize your company’s manufacturing performance. Visit the event website to learn more.

In This Issue:

> Clean and Precise--Waterjet Meets Sanitary Stainless Standards
Transitioning its customer base from automotive to food manufacturing put this Nashville job-shop fabricator in the market for additional sheet- and plate-cutting capacity. With edge quality and cleanliness top of mind, a new waterjet machine with taper compensation fit the bill.

> Understanding Sensors & Error-Proofing, Part 2: Failure Modes for Photoelectric Sensors
This second in a series of articles examines the need to bench-test sensors to prevent surprises on the shop floor.
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> Lubrication
> Mechanical Presses
> Welding
> Automation
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> Plasma Cutting
> Servo-Press Technology
> Laser Cutting
> Safety
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