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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016
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A Manufacturing Bootcamp for Teachers, Counselors  
Ashland (OH) University recently completed its first-ever Manufacturing Teacher Bootcamp, providing 14 classroom teachers and guidance counselors a first-hand view of industrial processes and plant settings. As reported by Gannett, the university awarded graduate credits for teachers completing the program, which was aimed not at career prep teachers already familiar with manufacturing, but at educators who had not had much contact with manufacturing.


Participants were required to develop plans for how they would let students know, during the coming year, about career opportunities at area manufacturing companies, as well as training opportunities. Teachers were split into small groups, spending 8 hr. at each of three Ohio companies: Crown Battery (Fremont), Berry Plastics (Monroeville) and Amcor Rigid Plastics (Bellevue).

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See the Magslide® Conveyor in Action at IMTS Booth # NMagLift7358
Bunting® Magnetics Co., the leader in moving, removing and holding metal, is showcasing its MagSlide® Chip and Parts Conveyor at IMTS 2016. Materials that punish traditional belted and steel-hinged conveyors—oily parts, jagged scrap, and other abrasive materials—are easily and effectively transported with the company's MagSlide®. Learn more at
Introducing Universal Robots+

Universal Robots+ is an online showroom, featuring a wide selection of end-effectors, software and accessories designed to work flawlessly with UR robots. Hit the ground running when creating your robot application with a guarantee that all products are verified to work optimally with UR robots. Visit our IMTS booth #6865.
Improve Die design Productivity Through Digitalization & Automation

In this webinar we will discuss and demonstrate how NX™ Progressive Die Wizard software transforms the tooling development process with advanced automation. Knowledge-driven applications for tooling design and manufacturing. This level of knowledge driven automation improves overall productivity, accelerates the process, reduces waste and cost and improves quality.
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> Prima Power Laserdyne Adds to Meet Growing Demand
> New Name--Accurate Die Design Software, Inc.--and New Website
> Additive Manufacturing to be Highlighted in Sept. Forging Tech. Conference
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> Servo Technology Experience Slated for October in Nashville  
PMA and MetalForming magazine proudly announce a newly enhanced conference on state-of-the-art servo technology used in presses, transfer systems, coil-feed lines and more. Aimed at engineers and technicians working in metalforming plants, the conference will provide technical presentations and case studies describing how modern servo-based equipment can help stampers improve productivity and quality.

Day one of the conference will focus on servo-press technology, and include scheduled breakout sessions with leading suppliers of servo presses. Here, attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry thought leaders and gain unique insights into how this technology is leading the evolution in the metal-stamping industry, and where the technology is headed.

Day two of the conference turns attention to transfer systems, coil-feed lines and other servo-based technology prevalent in pressrooms today. Attendees will learn how these systems work in unison to lead stampers to increased performance and profitability.

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Moves So Much Air, EXAIR Patented It!

EXAIR Air Amplifiers are a simple, low cost way to move air, smoke, fumes and light materials. Using a small amount of compressed air as their power source, Air Amplifiers pull in large volumes of surrounding air to produce high-volume, high-velocity outlet flows.
Coil Steel Processing, Cut-to-Length & Slitting Lines

Hilco Industrial Auction - Surplus Assets to Ongoing Operations of Douglas Steel Supply: Cut-to-Length Line; Stamco and Paxson Slitting Lines; Cincinnati Shear; Stretch Wrapper; Strapping Machine; Forklift Truck & more. Bid online 15 - 22 September - Vernon, CA & El Paso, TX.
Logopress3 Die Design Software 3 Minute Overview
LOGOPRESS Corp., the developer of SolidWorks-based Logopress3 which is sold in 30 countries around the world, has spent 100% of their 27 years in business exclusively developing die design software and related flattening software. Whether your need is flattening complex shaped parts, doing strip layouts for quoting or doing fully animated 3D die designs with 2D drawings, Logopress3 has a solution. Click here to watch an overview video.
New Products
The latest in metalforming and fabricating products and technology. > Warning System Makes Blind Intersections and Corners Safer
> Laser-Cutting Software Designed to Optimize Startup, Productivity and Quality
> Expanded Line of Portable Stick/Tig Inverters Features New 120V Model for Aluminum
> Dual-Workstation Multiaxis Laser System
> Compact Robot for Arc Welding and Machine Tending
Visit EuroBLECH 2016: 1,600 Exhibitors from 40 Countries, Live Machine Demonstrations

The international sheet metal working industry will meet again this fall in Hanover, Germany, from October 25 to 29. Visit EuroBLECH, the World's No. 1 Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition! Experience live machine demonstrations and the latest international industry trends. Buy your ticket for EuroBLECH 2016 now!

Hundreds of Women in Manufacturing are Headed to Nashville for Annual SUMMIT Conference

Held this year in Nashville, TN, on September 19–21, the WiM SUMMIT is an annual conference tailored specifically for women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry. This networking and educational event features manufacturing plant tours, professional development tracks, keynote presentations and numerous networking opportunities. Additional event details and to register.

Start Planning for Manufacturing Day
Coming up quickly is the fifth annual edition of Manufacturing Day, October 7, meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Hundreds of industry-leading organizations will do their part to promote careers in manufacturing to students, community leaders and others. For ideas on how your company can participate, visit the Manufacturing Day website.

In This Issue:

> Fiber Laser Keeps Real—Wheels Rolling
A new fiber-laser cutting machine has enabled this Chicago-area fabricator to put the pedal to the medal in churning out wheel and axle covers, grills and more for trucks and specialty vehicles.

> Smart Part Nesting
The process is increasingly automated, freeing operators for other tasks while significantly boosting productivity and material utilization.
What's Trending?
> Quick Die Change
> Hydraulic Presses
> Sheetmetal Forming
> FABTECH Show Extravaganza
> Die Design/Development
> Welding Technology
> Press Controls
> Mechanical Presses
> Waterjet Cutting
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MetalForming Jobs
Automotive Regional Account Manager (OH) / Pennant Moldings, Inc.
Manufacturing Engineer (MI) / Hatch Stamping Company
Lead Tooling Engineer (Non-US) / GE Aviation
Engineer - Manufacturing Laser Welding/Laser Marking (FL) / Arthrex Manufacturing Inc.
Weld Program Specialist (KY) / AECOM
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See also: Universal Robots, Bunting Magnetics Co., Siemens Industry, Inc., Exair Corp, Hilco Valuation Services, Llc, Accurate Die Design Software, Inc., LOGOPRESS


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