MetalForming Xtra Feature


March 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019

future of automotive technology
The Future of Automotive Technology on Display
With so much advanced car technology on display at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, flying cars can’t be too far away.

PMA Chair Promises To Be Workforce-Development Leader and More
Qualtek CEO and PMA Chairman Troy Roberts sees a paradigm shift ahead for metal formers—calling for companies to examine their strategic plans and training efforts, with METALFORM EDU and its 500-plus online courses playing a key role.

Gema video
Dynamic Contour Detection by Gema
The Dynamic Contour Detection laser scanner by Gema is an advanced solution that offers a higher level of automation for powder coating. This innovative design detects object geometries, aligning each gun to the correct position to coat the most complex components. For more information, visit our website at

Brunk video
Brunk Industries: Working to Improve and Save Lives
Lars Brunk, president of this Lake Geneva, WI-based supplier of stampings and assemblies for the medical-device industry, takes us inside his plant as he discusses Brunk’s partnership with Minster, provider of the company’s servo presses.

Driven to Inform and Educate: APSC
The Precision Metalforming Association’s Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference will once again convene in Detroit, MI, April 29-30. The 26th annual event delivers educational sessions on new technologies, trends and economic issues affecting the automotive industry now, and in the future. MetalForming magazine will be there!

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.

Great Designs in Steel in May
Join MetalForming magazine for The Great Designs in Steel forum, May 15 at the Laurel Manor Conference Center in Livonia, MI. The event showcases the latest trends and applications in automotive-steel technologies.

Report Predicts Tool Steel Market to Surpass $6.5 Billion by 2024
The global tool steel market, now at $ 4.5 billion, will exceed $6.5 billion by 2024, according to a research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

METEC 2019
The Bright World of Metals
As the leading international trade show for metallurgy, steel casting and steel production, METEC 2019 provides a complete overview of the latest innovations in the sector, presented by over 500 exhibitors from 30 countries to more than 17,000 visitors from around the globe. Congresses complement the exhibits. 

Press Controls Continue Advancing
The latest offerings promise a lot—oversight of presses, feeds and other line equipment; added capabilities for servo-driven presses; networking; and more.

Info-Packed IoT Conference Set
June 24-25, IoT for Manufacturers: 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.

Learn from the Aerospace and Defense Experts at AeroDef 2019
April 29 – May 2, 2019 | Long Beach, CA
Up your manufacturing intelligence quotient at AeroDef Manufacturing, the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry’s premier conference and exposition.

Hot Off the Press

March 2019
March 2019
Automated Tool Monitoring, Storage Combat Punching-Machine Downtime
Equipment that 'has your 6' goes a long way toward reliable, economical operation, without the headaches of unplanned machine stoppage.

Moving Matters: What to Consider When Selecting Metal Scrap Conveyors
Two experts discuss types, characteristics and how the right conveyor can improve overall operations.

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.

Upcoming Issues
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
June: Press Feeds, Mechanical Presses, Aftermarket Service, CNC Punching & Tooling, Arc Welding



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