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October 24, 2018

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Metalforming for Automotive to Accelerate

Look for the global metalforming market for automotive to experience a compound annual growth rate of nearly 3 percent, from 2018 to 2025, when it's expected to reach $269 billion, according to a Research and Markets study.

Video: Aerospace Apprentices Spend Manufacturing Day at Buyken Metal Products

The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) partnered with South Seattle College and Buyken Metal Products, Kent, WA, to celebrate Manufacturing Day (October 5) at Buyken with students from AJAC's pre-apprenticeship program, Manufacturing Academy. The students received presentations from Buyken and AJAC on various topics including registered apprenticeships, the history of Buyken, what makes a quality employee and why manufacturing is a rewarding career. During the tour, students were able to fabricate metal airplanes on the shop floor, from design and concept, to the forming, bending, and engraving of each part.

Schuler and Porsche Form Joint Venture

Porsche AG and Schuler, Inc. are teaming to build a press shop dedicated to the car factory of the future. Technologies will enable the flexible production of complex car-body parts, with the focus on aluminum body panels and small-batch production.

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.

Save 30% on FABTECH Seminar Registration

Join Beckwood at FABTECH for an exciting panel discussion titled "Hot Forming with Titanium." Gain unique insights from the end user, machinery OEM, and tooling supplier, and learn how to overcome the barriers of entry into this emerging market.

  • Wednesday, Nov 7th
  • 1:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Room B316; Session F64
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Today's News

Wiegel Tool Works Achieves IATF 16949:2016 Certification

Aida-America, Coe and Many More Host MFG Day Events

Beckwood Engineers 75-Ton Hot-Forming Press for Cutting Dynamics

Tooling Tech Group's Majestic Industries Earns IATF Certification

Canadian HVAC OEM Gains Coe Cut-to-Length Line

Best Paper Award Goes to Three Omax Engineers

Change your Dies Securely with Hilma Wedge Clamps

Hilma Wedge Clamps, in hydraulic, electric or spring styles, are available with a temperature rating of up to 570°F, and retention forces up to 90 US tons. In the unlikely case of hydraulic pressure loss, a new version now features a patented safety catch which holds the upper dies securely in place. Click for more...

See Dake's New Benchtop Horizontal Bandsaw at FABTECH in Atlanta!

Our new benchtop bandsaw line is small in size but not in power. Featuring reverse cutting technology faster, cleaner, and more accurate cutting. Designed for on-the-go applications for cutting right in the field. Stop by booth 8811 to see product demonstrations every day of the show. Learn more at


The Precision Metalforming Association presents METALFORM EDU, a comprehensive online training system specifically designed for the metalforming industry. METALFORM EDU includes more than 550 skills-based courses, including 35 metalforming-specific courses NOT offered anywhere else! Learn how METALFORM EDU is the flexible, convenient and cost-effective training resource your company needs.

Podcast—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.

Lubrication Technology for Metalformers
February 12-13, Lubrication Technology for Metalformers, Hyatt Regency, Schaumburg (Chicago), IL
This conference, powered by MetalForming magazine with support by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), will update stampers and die shops on new lubricants for stamping and tool and die machining, and help them evaluate new formulations and select the right lubricant for the job. Attendees also will come away with an understanding of the various techniques available for applying lubricant, to ensure optimum application while minimizing waste.

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.

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Atlanta, GA, is the place to be, November 6-8, for North America's largest event dedicated to sheetmetal forming and fabricating.

Custom Hydraulic Stamping Press Helps Aerospace Supplier Fly High

A new triple-action press enables Weldmac to form difficult high-temperature materials and increase capacity as orders soar.

Upcoming Issues
November: Controls, Mechanical Presses, Waterjet Cutting, CNC Punching & Tooling

December: PMA Awards of Excellence, Automation, Quality/Inspection, Folding/Bending Technology

January: Servo Technology, Lubrication, Job Scheduling/Performance Monitoring, Laser Cutting

MetalForming : Jobs

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

Manufacturing Engineering Manager (IA)
Iowa State University

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General Electric

Plant Manager (IN)

Welder/Fabricator/Nuclear Mechanic (CT)
Dominion Energy

Manufacturing Engineer (IL)
General Electric


See also: Nordson EFD, LLC, Beckwood Press Company, HILMA Div. of Carr Lane Roemheld, Dake Corp.


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