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August 22, 2018

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MetalForming's Top 10 Servo Articles

More than 15 years after they debuted in North America, servo presses have entrenched themselves and have increasingly populated the metalforming landscape. A terrific collection of articles appearing in MetalForming magazine over the years tell you all you need to know about how, why, where and when servo presses make sense in the modern pressroom.

Metalformers Feeling More Positive

Metalforming companies anticipate an improvement in business conditions through December, according to the August 2018 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report. The monthly report, a sampling of 112 metalforming companies in the United States and Canada, shows that 29 percent of participants forecast an improvement in economic activity during the next three months (up from 24 percent in July) and 62 percent expect no change (compared to 53 percent last month). Only 9 percent anticipate a decline in activity (down from 23 percent in July).

Bank Offers Tariff Help

To assist metalformers impacted by the aluminum and steel tariffs, Sunwest Bank in Irvine, CA, has introduced a special Tariff Line of Credit.

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.

The Power of Parametrics and Automation with Logopress3 and SOLIDWORKS

The automation of Logopress3 quickly creates the tool assembly and drawings according to the selected tool template. With the parametrics of SolidWorks, changes made to the tool assembly are automatically updated in the 2D drawings. The SolidWorks based Logopress3 Die Design, Estimating and Flattening software, is recognized as the best and easiest to use solution available. Logopress3 has been developing die design software longer than any 3D die design software developer in the world.
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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.

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Plan Now for EuroBLECH 2018

The 25th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, EuroBLECH 2018, set for October 23-26 in Hanover, Germany, looks to attract more than 60,000 visitors from more than 100 countries, and more than 1500 exhibitors from 40 countries.

Don't Miss the Servo Technology Experience

September 25-26, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI
Brought to you by PMA and MetalForming magazine, this is a great opportunity to become familiar with 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, as well as management, the event provides technical presentations and case studies describing how modern servo-based equipment can help stampers improve productivity and quality. Learn more and register.

The Industrial Internet of Things

Ed Potoczak, managing member of the Oakstone Group, an industry-improvement consulting group in Rochester Hills, MI, shares with Brad Kuvin, publisher/editorial director of MetalForming, his insights on IIoT and how it will impact small and medium-sized metalformers and fabricators.

What's So Cool About Manufacturing

Middle school students learn why careers in manufacturing are worth considering while touring Aerze USA, a Coatsville, PA-based manufacturer of blowers and compressors.

Registration is Open for Servo 2018

The Servo Technology Experience, 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!

Save the Date: Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference

Kick off 2019 with a must-attend, info-packed event, the Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference, January 29-30 at the Nashville (TN) Airport Marriott. Presented by the Precision Metalforming Association in association with MetalForming magazine, the conference features keynote presentations, educational breakout sessions for stamping and tool and die, exhibits and a networking reception for more than 200 attendees and sponsors. Track sessions feature new, emerging, evolving and maturing technologies and industry trends that are impactful to metal stamping, die design and die construction companies. Get details and register.

August 2018
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Achtung! Custom-Built Line Meets Stringent Specs

Cut-to-length line achieves narrow tolerances, evenness and surface quality for light-metal parts producer Martinrea Honsel GmbH.

Growing in Lean

Leader learns to get out of the way as Cambridge Engineering advances.

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