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April 23, 2014

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April 23, 2014
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Every Manufacturer Performing Maintenance and Repair will Own a 3D Printer
So says Pratt & Whitney’s Matthew Bromberg, president of aftermarket, in Aviation Week. Additive manufacturing using 3D printers will allow manufacturers to print the replacement parts they need, rather than order them from a vendor, quickening the pace at which repairs are made and reducing stored inventory. “It’s the industry will go,” Bromberg said, speaking at a conference earlier this month. Read more of Bromberg’s comments here.

Stamtec presses for 2014


It is that time of year again, when wish lists are made, and budgets are planned. Stamtec has a complete line of presses from 25 tons to 660 tons, many of which are currently in stock for quick delivery. Even for larger presses, up to 3,000 tons, Stamtec is well-positioned to help you with some of the shortest lead times in the industry. So, contact us today to start planning for 2014.
Video: Welding Fume Problems Solved
A high efficiency cartridge collection system delivers clean indoor air that is free of dust and fumes, with an important side benefit: The ability to circulate warm, clean air through the weld shop has saved $100K per year in heating costs. View video

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ETA Dyanform
DYNAFORM is a simulation software solution that allows engineers to accurately simulate stamping and Predict Formability Issues, Reduce Development Time, Validate Die Design, Improve Efficiency and Increase Profitability. By simulating every detail during the design stage, DYNAFORM ensures the highest quality formed part & most efficient manufacturing process possible.


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> GE’s Plan to “Bring Products to Market Faster than Ever Before”
A TechRepublic article introduces General Electric’s plans to launch a microfactory it refers to as “a new business model for the manufacturing industry.” Dubbed FirstBuild, the factory concept aims to engage young people in the United States in the field of appliance manufacturing. To be housed on the campus of the University of Louisville (KY), FirstBuild aims to become a hub for research and practical training of students on 3D printing technology.

Read more to understand why GE and university representatives view the microfactory concept as “a genie that’s jumped out of a bottle, and you’re never going to be able to put that back in.”

> Making the Paperless Shop Floor a Reality
Many manufacturing business practices are stifled by paper documents and manual processing. To this end, manufacturers are thinking about moving to online systems where the whole manufacturing process is real-time and paperless.

However, the transition to a paperless shop floor can be daunting. Automating and streamlining operations, implementing real-time traceability and improving data flow throughout the organization via a paperless system gives manufacturers unparalleled business control and transparency. These capabilities foster responsiveness, accuracy and performance.

Learn best practices for going paperless by attending a free 1-hr. webinar, Thursday, May 15, at 2:00 PM. Christine Hansen, manager, product marketing for Epicor, will describe the shopfloor evolution, providing best practices for manufacturers considering moving to a paperless environment. Hansen will discuss the concept of integrated performance management and "shop floor to top floor" visibility to support improved business decision making, lean manufacturing and continuous performance initiatives.

Register for this webcast.

Die Cad Group

Currently under new ownership, Die Cad Group is changing to better meet the needs of their customers. With over 350 years of notable experience, Die Cad Group provides quality die designs, machine design, Concept Drawings, FEA/Formability Studies, Surfacing, Processing & Product Manufacturability Analysis, Transfer System Coordination & Program Management. Find out more
Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference Highlights Latest Industry Trends
Join fellow automotive suppliers at PMA’s annual Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference, April 30-May 1, in Novi, MI. The program features presentations from GM, Grupo Antolin and IHS; and sessions on strategic growth initiatives, lightweighting, legal trends and more.
3rd Annual Women in Automotive Program
Join us for the third annual Women in Automotive Luncheon and Panel, a must-attend program for all professional women in the automotive sector! It includes a networking lunch and conversational panel with key females in the automotive industry. Past program panels included executives from Nissan, Chrysler Group, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors.
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> Unique Thread-Form Taps for High-Volume CNC Production
> Expanded Torches for Long-Reach Plasma Cutting
> Electrohydraulic Hole Punchers Offer Power-Retract Function
> Retrofittable Rotary Axis for Waterjet Cutting

April 2014
In This Issue:

> Zig-Zag Servo Feeds Support Servo-Press Operations
Stamping airbag housings by the thousands has deep-draw specialist Metal Flow Corp. changing servo-press ram speed seven times per stroke, while "bulletproof" rack-and-pinion-driven servo feeds perform tireless work.

> Better Software Begets Engineering Capacity
Design engineers can be the lifeblood of any full-service contract manufacturer, supporting customers that lack engineering capacity. Make the most of engineers' precious time by giving them the software they need to be at their best. Here's a shop that does just that.
What's Trending?

> Advances in Automotive Steels
> Welding
> Die Design Software

> Lubrication
> Waterjet/Laser Cutting
> Materials and Coatings
> In-Die Sensing
> Resistance Welding
> Press Brake Bending
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