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September 28, 2016

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September 28, 2016
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Construction, Automotive Driving
Metal-Fab Growth Worldwide, Study Finds
Globally, the metal-fabrication market, estimated at $16.35 billion in 2015, is expected to total $21.38 billion by 2024, according to a study by Transparency Market Research.

Currently, welding accounts for the largest share of the market, at 14 percent, but machining services are expected to grow at a 4.1-percent compounded annual clip through 2024. As for end-use markets, construction dominates and will continue to, but, according to the study, manufacturing is expected to expand through 2024 at a higher rate than any other market.

And, while the Asia Pacific region leads for metal fabrication, North America is expected to grow at a 4.8-percent annual rate during the forecast period. Also, "the rising demand for iron and steel by European and American construction and automobile industries has led to the rising significance of metal fabricators across these regions," states the study's authors.

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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.

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.
Bunting Magnetics Tackles Tough Conveying Jobs with the MagSlide™ Beltless ConveyorMagLift
Bunting® Magnetics Co., the leader in moving, removing and holding metal, has designed the MagSlide® Chip and Parts Conveyor to handle the toughest magnetic conveying jobs. 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
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Machining Without Coolant

Replace messy mist systems and improve dry machining with clean, cold air! EXAIR's Cold Gun Aircoolant System improves tolerances, tool life and production rates by cooling with 20°F air. The Cold Gun is ideal for tool sharpening, drill and cutter grinding, milling, band sawing, more.
Epicor ERP Delivers Choice, Flexibility and

EpciorEpicor® Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) and production control software (MES) enable manufacturers to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. To learn more, visit
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.
You Ought To Know...
> South Stays Strong for Automotive  
"There's been some good news for the automotive sector in the Southern United States," reports "Three automotive manufacturers have announced expansions to facilities in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia with a total investment amounting to (more than) $100 million."


That includes plans from Honda of South Carolina Mfg., Inc. (HSC), which recently announced a $45 million investment in a 115,000-sq.-ft. expansion of its SC plant that is expected to create 250 jobs. The plant makes Pioneer side-by-side vehicles, including the 500-, 700- and 1000-series models. Included in the expansion: paint, weld, final-assembly and material service areas.


VIVA Fabrication! Attend the 3rd Annual Fabricators Forum

Register now and learn how BIM can keep the dice rolling for your business. Hosted by Autodesk, the only conference dedicated to structural and mechanical contractors:

  • Learn from technical and business experts
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Dexco Structural
Tool & Die Racks

…are engineered to handle loads in excess of 80,000 pounds per level and provide more than 40' of vertical storage. Custom designs are available to accommodate a wide variety of tooling. Wide flange beams deliver greater strength and durability as compared to roll-formed steel. Learn more at

Two Auctions –
Over 3000 Lots

CNC Machining, Metal Fab, Welding, Material Handling, Support Equipment & More from Joy Global facility. 2-Day Webcast (12-13 October) & 3-Day Online Auction (18-20 October). Learn More

PFA Makes Die Positioning Easy

PFA Mechanical Die Lifters are actuated by hand to the lifted position prior to die insertion and then released to lower the die. They are portable and can be taken from press to press. These units can be used in multiple presses, greatly reducing QDC equipment costs.
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:

> Hydraulics Support Big Move to Bigger Parts
A new hydraulic-press line at Hatch Stamping helps the Michigan-based precision metal stamper and assembly manufacturer in its mission to produce larger, more complex components.

> Quick-Die-Change Strategy--Q&A with an Expert
Standardize--your dies, processes and QDC equipment--is the common rallying cry heard as metalformers seek to optimize their return on investment when purchasing clamps, bolster extensions, die carts and other products.
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> Waterjet Cutting
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Get Answers to Your Most "PRESSING" Questions
You won't want to miss the enhanced 2016 Servo Press Technology Experience, presented by MetalForming magazine and PMA, taking place on October 5-6 in Nashville. This new conference will feature 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. Space is limited at this premier conference, so register today!
Metal Stamping Technology and Tool
& Die Conference

The inaugural Metal Stamping Technology and Tool & Die Conference will be held in Chicago, IL on December 6-7, 2016. It will offer industry-leading intelligence to professionals from both the metal stamping and tool & die communities to learn from one another, share experiences, and gain new insight into emerging, evolving and maturing technologies.
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See also: Industrial Magnetics, Inc., Nordson EFD, LLC, Bunting Magnetics Co., Exair Corp, Epicor Software Corporation, Siemens Industry, Inc., Hilco Valuation Services, Llc, PFA, Inc., Dexco Industrial Storage


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