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June 11, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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June 11, 2014
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Take a Look at Aluminum Body and Structural Parts on the New Mercedes SL
The Martinrea Intl. website has a nicely prepared page highlighting the aluminum body and structural parts it manufactures for the Mercedes Benz SL. Also noted: the company’s prize-winning friction-stir welding process.

The Economic Benefits of Cloud Computing
Cloud ERP helps business save costs while also providing scalability, agility and flexibility. Read The Economic and Strategic Benefits of Cloud Computing report to discover how cloud ERP saves on average more than 15% in IT spending. See how your business can save more-and get valuable benefits with cloud ERP. Read the report.
Consistent Stock Lubrication Systems
Nordson EFD
Watch this in action. The Nordson EFD MicroCoat® system sprays lubricants in a fine, evenly distributed mist. The non-contact system uses Low-Volume, Low-Pressure (LVLP) technology to provide a consistent application that significantly reduces oil consumption when compared to other lubrication processes used in metal stamping.
2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars
For nearly 50 years, the CAR Management Briefing Seminars have delivered thought leadership on the most important issues facing the automotive industry. Join us for this "must attend" automotive event, August 4-7 in Traverse City, Michigan. Sessions will focus on manufacturing, powertrain, sales forecasting, connected and autonomous vehicles, purchasing, talent, supply chain and more.
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> Pratt & Whitney Approves UPM as Supplier of Laser-Cut Blanks
> Hydroformer/Stamper Adds Large-Capacity Fluid-Cell Press
> NIST Grant to Fund Materials R&D for Additive Manufacturing
> Consortium Launched to Benefit Thermal Manufacturing
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> Automation/Robotics Industries to Grow for the Foreseeable Future
A report from Allied Market Research predicts a 5.4-percent compound-annual growth rate through 2020 for the global industrial-robotics market. The report identifies application areas expected to fuel the growth, describes the specific types of robots that will ride the wave of growing sales and notes the global hot spots for robot sales.

> A Quick Education in Configure Price Quote (CPQ) Software
“Introducing more business agility while selling complex products and services through both direct and indirect channels to increasingly more sophisticated buyers is making an already challenging selling process even tougher,” notes this article on “Fortunately, improved technology is stepping up to meet these challenges.”

The solution to the challenges posed lie in adoption of configure price quote (CPQ) applications being embedded in CRM software apps. The software delivers numerous benefits, including enabling sales staff to deliver accurate product recommendations, custom configurations and pricing at the point of sale; advancing the sales person's role from a go-between resource to a professional who can add value; and streamlining selling processes to help facilitate new-product rollouts or product expansions.

Included are thoughts to consider when reviewing CPQ applications.

Coil to Laser:
Cut Parts in One Step

RDI Group
The RDI Laser Blanking Systems is a patented technology that combines nonstop coil feeding with high power fiber laser. Ideal for cutting metal, our innovative system reduces the cost-per-part, cuts a variety of materials, eliminates die and die maintenance, and increases material savings while reducing scrap, labor and material handling costs.
Join Us for the Third Annual Servo Press Technology Experience!
MetalForming magazine is offering executives, engineers and metalforming professionals, an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in servo press at the Servo Press Technology Experience. The experience will include a series of 3 free webinars and a live event at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt, in Nashville, TN on October 7, 2014.
What the Heck Is ERP? Here's a Crash Course. Register for the Manufacturing ERP Experience
Tour the industry's leading ERP software systems at the 2014 Fall ERP Experience presented by MetalForming magazine on October 8­-9, 2014, in Nashville, TN. Witness software demonstrations from leading suppliers, benefit from case-study presentations describing successful software-implementation projects and hear keynote presentations from respected, knowledgeable experts on ERP-software implementation strategies, vendor selection, training and other critical topics!
New Products
The latest in metalforming and fabricating products and technology. > Metal-Cored Wire Offers Superior Impact Properties, Minimizes Weld-Cracking Risks
> Combination Two-Torch Plasma-Cutting Head Ideal for Job Shops
> Use this App to Monitor Metalworking-Fluid Temperature
> Self-Clinching Standoff Fasteners for Ultra-Thin Stainless-Steel Assemblies
> Servo-Electric Press Brake + Offline Programming

In This Issue:

> Lubrication Efficiency Provides Investment Cash Flow
By dramatically reducing stamping-lubricant consumption and related maintenance headaches and costs, this high-speed stamper frees up cash to support press rebuilds and repairs, as it looks to make a big splash in the lithium-battery and medical/dental markets.

> Energy Savings Convince Management of the Benefits of Fiber Lasers
A custom fabricator conducts a power-consumption runoff pitting a CO2sub> laseriber laser, cutting steel and aluminum sheet. The stunning results convinced management that th vs. a fe relatively new fiber-laser technology was well worth the investment.
What's Trending?
> In-Die Sensing
> Resistance Welding
> Press Brake Bending
> Hydraulic Presses
> Die Design Software
> Laser Cutting
> Pressroom Automation
> Quick Die Change
> Plasma Cutting
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See also: Plex Systems Inc., Nordson EFD, LLC, The RDI Group


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