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February 13, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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Telos Global: Home to World’s Largest Hot-Stamping Line
At 65 m long, this triple-purpose project features a 43-m-long roller hearth furnace and a 1500-metric-ton hydraulic stamping press.

Precision Metalforming Association Names President
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) has announced the appointment of its new president, David C. Klotz. Already well-known within PMA, the 25-yr. member will direct strategic planning, engage in membership development and outreach, manage finances, and lead domestic and international advocacy.

Heyco Metals
Since 1969, Heyco Metals has rolled out high-precision, light-gauge coil and strip. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the company excels in copper, copper alloys and stainless steel as it continues a proven commitment to pristine surface quality, short lead times, exact specifications and unparalleled value for customers.

Packed House for MetalForming’s Lube Conference
The two-day Lubrication Technology for Metalformers conference, powered by MetalForming magazine with support from the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, delivered quite a crowd to the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg, IL, February 12-13. The event provided attendees with important updates on new lubricants, best practices and lubrication strategies.

Whitepaper Provides Way to Modernize
From automation and machine learning to 3D printing and IIoT, modernizing the shop floor can be difficult. This whitepaper, from ERP-system provider Global Shop Solutions, can help.

Hans Weber
Weber PT
The WEBER PT is the perfect deburring machine for lasered, punched and nibbled parts. It handles deburring, rounding, descaling and surface grinding of thin sheets and heavy plates. Up to 4 grinding stations allow for all machining variations. Improved accessibility for maintenance; modular design; and optional simultaneous top/bottom machining are just some of the advantages of the WEBER PT.
Hans WEBER Sales & Service, Olathe, Kansas 66071, 913-254-1611,,

Stanco Receives Women’s Business Enterprise Certification
Stanco Metal Products, Inc., a Grand Haven, MI-based provider of metal stampings, has been certified by the Great Lakes Business Council and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a woman-owned and operated and controlled business.

How to Decrease Cycle Time on Hydraulic Presses
An expert from Greenerd Press & Machine Co. details how setpoint adjustment, equipment upgrades and improved line communication can speed press operation.

Make Your Vision a Reality at HOUSTEX 2019
Your pathway to success starts at HOUSTEX 2019. Experience hands-on demonstrations from several additive manufacturing (AM) suppliers showcasing their innovative solutions. Gain insights on the latest trends and best practices through the HOUSTEX AM Seminar and AM show floor educational sessions. Redeem your complimentary show floor registration today!

Looking to Step Up Your Training Efforts?
If so, then check out the Precision Metalforming Association’s online learning environment, METALFORM EDU, and its 500-plus courses.

Info-Packed IoT Conference Set
June 24-25, IoT for Metalformers and Fabricators: Software, Sensors and Controls, Marriott Downtown at Key Center, Cleveland, OH. This one-of-a-kind event, powered by MetalForming magazine, promises 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. Attendees will learn from expert speakers on ERP/MRP software, sensors and machine controls, while benefitting from myriad case studies describing how IoT improves OEE while driving quality and productivity improvements.

2019 AMUG Conference
The AMUG Conference provides a unique additive manufacturing experience. Designed to facilitate information exchange between AM users, the conference brings together individuals of all experience levels that wish to do more with AM. What makes the AMUG Conference different is the openness of attendees and their willingness to share. March 31 to April 4, 2019.

Hot Off the Press

February 2019
Quick-Die-Change System Enables Tier One to Stay Ahead of Parts Demand
For Stanley Engineered Fastening’s Indiana plant, small parts for automotive is big business, requiring fast, efficient production, and making quick die change an important part of its success.

In-Die Fastening—The Whys and Hows
Part one of this two-part series explores why metal formers may benefit from performing fastening operations within the press, and how the technology can be implemented.

Upcoming Issues
March: Die Protection/Press Controls, CNC Punching & Tooling, Materials & Coatings, Additive Manufacturing, Resistance Welding
April: Mechanical Presses, Stamping High-Strength Steels, Hot Stamping, Laser Welding, Arc Welding
May: Press-Line Automation, Press-Line Sensoring, Waterjet Cutting, Automated Storage, Loading/Unloading, Resistance Welding

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See also: Hans Weber Co., Heyco Metals, Inc.


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