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July 25, 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
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July 25, 2018
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Wanted: Reshoring Successes

The Reshoring Initiative, in conjunction with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), is looking to recognize companies for successful reshoring projects through its second National Reshoring Awards program. Read more.

Automotive Tooling Study Shows Slow 2018 First Half with Indicators Pointing to Busy Second Half

Results of the Q2 2018 Automotive Tooling Barometer by The Original Equipment Suppliers Association, Troy, MI, and Harbour Results, Inc. (HRI), a market-research firm in Southfield, MI, show that the tooling industry experienced a slower-than-predicted 2018 first half, with a significant amount of business pushed to the second half. Read more.

Premium Light-Gauge Stainless Steel and Copper Alloys from Heyco Metals

This ISO 9001:2008 certified company offers high-quality, light-gauge stainless steel and copper alloy strip to the most exacting specifications, in gauges as light as .0018". Pristine quality assured with 100% surface inspection. Short lead times. 95%-plus on-time delivery. Quotes:

Consistent Stock-Lubrication Systems

Nordson EFD's MicroCoat® system uses LVLP (Low Volume, Low Pressure) technology to evenly coat stock while reducing oil usage up to 85%. This non-contact solution can be customized to any precision metal stamping application and is guaranteed to apply a consistent lubrication coverage while extending tool life. Learn more.
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Safety 2018 Attendance and Expo Biggest Ever

ASSP Announces Executive Director

Hutchinson Manufacturing President to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Autoquip Announces Website Launch

Benada Aluminum Ramps Up Production

VIDEO: The Future of Slide Forming Technology, Bihler 4 Slide-NC

See the new Bihler 4 Slide-NC Video here. Bihler 4 Slide-NC is the only manufacturing solution providing advanced servo technology backed by Bihler expertise and experience. Our next-generation servo machines will elevate your manufacturing success to unmatched levels of performance, productivity, and operational efficiency.

Registration is open for Servo 2018

The Servo Technology Conference, presented by MetalForming magazine and the Precision Metalforming Association, brings you state-of-the-art servo technology used in presses, transfer systems, coil-feed lines and more. The event will provide technical presentations and case studies describing how modern servo-based equipment can help stampers improve productivity and quality. Learn more and register!

Plasma Cutters Help Give New Life to Old Semi Trailers

An Arkansas company, with a mission to employ veterans, also aims to repurpose trailer bodies into furniture and other products as an alternative to landfilling. Read more.

White Paper Details How to Achieve Premium Results with Plasma Cutting

Automated plasma-cutting systems can produce accurately cut parts. Because different gas combinations will react with the cut metal edge and affect weldability, selecting the appropriate gas combination is a key component in ensuring good quality. Read more.

Plan Now for 3D Webinars

  • August 16, Identifying Parts for Additive Manufacturing. Speaker: Kyle Adams, application specialist, SLM Solutions NA. Attendees will gain an overview of how to assess their components to take the first steps of implementing a metal additive manufacturing strategy. Register here.
  • August 23, How Metal Additive Manufacturing Delivers New Efficiencies in Lightweight Parts. Speaker: Bryan Newbrite, advanced aerospace applications leader, 3D Systems Corp. Learn to increase part functionality while reducing part weight and optimizing material usage. Register here.

Roaches and Robots Team Up

Scientists at Johns Hopkins are using cockroaches to teach robots how to move. Seriously.

July 2018
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3+3: Best Practices and Abrasive Options for Grinding/Surface Finishing

Learn your options, especially when considering less common alternatives used on thinner materials, as well as time- and money-saving tips.

Fanning Controls Innovation

Greenheck Fans relies on advancements in press-controls technology to reduce setup times, spur worker productivity and stay profitable.

Upcoming Issues
August: Hydraulic Presses, Servo Technology, Laser Cutting

September: Quick Die Change, Press Feeds, Cellular Manufacturing

October: FABTECH Show Issue, Welding, Software for Manufacturing

MetalForming : Jobs

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

Senior Process Engineer Fabrication Services (WI)
Rockwell Automation

Plant Manager - DeKalb (IL)
CST Industries Inc.

Press Brake Operator (MN)

CNC Machinist, Machine Maintenance and Multi-Axis Alignment Instructor (CO)
National Technology Transfer

Roll Forming Machine Operator/Set-up (IL)
Johnson Bros Metal Forming Co.


See also: Heyco Metals, Inc., Nordson EFD, LLC, Bihler of America, Inc.


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