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January 10, 2018

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January 10, 2018
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Report Shows Tech Trends in Manufacturing

Plex's State of Manufacturing Technology Report provides an in-depth look at the technologies in use by manufacturers today, and what they will use tomorrow. Data were compiled from 200 manufacturers. Among the findings:

  • 95 percent of respondents note that improvements in connectivity to systems, machines, suppliers and customers are a result of cloud systems.
  • 90 percent of manufacturers confirm that mobile user support is now ubiquitous across phones, laptops and hand scanners.
  • More than 50 percent of surveyed manufacturers in 2017 used sensors and IP-enabled tools and machines.

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Brand New in 2018 – Internet of Things (IoT) Experience for Metalformers and Fabricators

The Internet of Things (IoT) Experience for Metalformers and Fabricators is a one-of-a-kind conference designed specifically to educate floor supervisors, manufacturing engineers and managers, IT directors, and others working in small to midsized metalforming and fabricating plants on the coming wave of digital manufacturing and plant-floor connectivity. Visit the event website for a complete program agenda, a list of speakers and to register for this timely, technology- based event.

Steel-Intensive Vehicles Dominate 2017 Auto Shows

More than 60 steel-intensive vehicles debuted at major automotive shows across the country in 2017, according to the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI). These vehicles represent every major vehicle segment and size, including the high-demand SUV and CUV market.

"With so many new steel-intensive vehicle debuts across key vehicle segments, it truly reinforces how advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) is driving innovation across the industry and helping automakers reach lightweighting targets," says Jody Hall, vice president of the automotive market for SMDI. "There are more than 200 grades of innovative AHSS available to automakers today. This allows engineers to apply the right grade in the right location for exceptional occupant protection, durability, and crash-energy management."

The link provides a look at some of the noteworthy, steel-intensive vehicles.

10 Manufacturing Processes for Your Viewing Pleasure

You've watched metalforming processes, but have you watched gloves, darts, CDs, keys and even ice cream sandwiches being manufactured? Now you can. Enjoy!

January 2018
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Trends in Coil Feeding

The evolution of coil feeding makes possible the handling of newer breeds of materials.

Laser Cutting

System capabilities and ease of use continue to advance.

Upcoming Issues
February: Hydraulic Presses, CAD-CAM/Nesting Software, FABTECH 2017 Wrap-Up

March: Die Protection/Press Controls, CNC Punching & Tooling, Materials & Coatings

April: Mechanical Presses, Stamping, Laser Cutting

MetalForming : Jobs

Connecting job seekers and employers in the metal stamping, forming, fabricating and tool & die industries.

Machinist (NM)
Rio Grande

Metals Tooling Engineer (CA)
Apple Inc.

Welding Manufacturing Engineer (OH)
General Electric

Metal 3D Printing Materials Scientist / Metallurgist (OR)

Sheet Metal Punch Operator- 2nd Shift (IA)
Geater Machining & Manufacturing, Co.


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