Conference: Business & Legal Insights for the Automotive Landscape

April 17, 2024

Conference: Business & Legal Insights for the Automotive Landscape
Representatives from leading automotive companies will gather at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN, on Thursday, April 25, for AutoConnect 2024. The one-day conference, from Frost Brown Todd, brings all segments of the automotive industry together for an executive-level discussion of the year’s most important trends.
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MetalForming LIVE on the Shop Floor: A Visit to Automotive Stamper Clover Tool Mfg.
Back for a second year, MetalForming magazine’s popular MetalForming LIVE on the Shop Floor test place April 24 and includes interviews with metal forming executives discussing their companies’ use of forward-thinking technology as well as videos from their shops featuring such technology in action.

First up, Clover Tool Mfg. Ltd., a Tier-Two automotive stamper with locations in Concord and Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. The metal former currently is adding a 1200-ton, 240-in.-bed mechanical press from Eagle Press to its pressroom.

Register to attend (it’s free!).
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Porsche Taycan video
WATCH: Producing the New Aluminum-Intensive Porsche Taycan; Touring the Body and Paint Shops
Production of the new generation of Taycan involves approximately 1200 employees/shift, along with some 2000 robots, turning out 200 vehicles/day. Featured in this 15-min. video: Porsche’s Flexible Modular Standard Toolkit, a philosophy designed to optimize manufacturing flexibility that allows Porsche to efficiently produce many different models on the same production line.
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Automotive Industry News
AP&T Collaborating with ArcelorMittal for Press Hardening Applications
Verisurf and Hexagon Sign Solutions Agreement
DoE Announces First Green Steel Plant, Replacement for Coal-Based Steel Furnace
Survey: North American Metals-Industry Outlook
Partner Content
From AISI: Register to Attend Great Designs in Steel, May 22
From CAR: Watch—Driving Towards Sustainable Futures; Navigating Challenges and Opportunities in Automotive Mobility, April 25
From Automation Alley: Shaping Tomorrow: Mastering Additive Manufacturing
From MEMA: Watch: Commercial Vehicle Pulse; Trailer Market Outlook
As Seen in MetalForming Magazine
Recent AHSS Improvements Alter Forming Behavior
Improvements to AHSS, including the development of 3rd Gen AHSS and press-hardenable steels for hot stamping, have emerged to provide additional relief from those difficulties. MetalForming spoke with representatives from three major steelmakers—Nucor, Cleveland-Cliffs and ArcelorMittal—to learn how steelmaking has evolved.
New Business Producing Existing Parts
PMA technical director and MetalForming columnist Peter Ulintz writes: “Gaining new business producing existing parts demands a well-executed plan with a clear understanding of the associated risks. Companies must have the foresight to use plans and tools that ensure success in incorporating others’ problem jobs without adversely affecting their own operations. Skip this step and your existing production may soon become someone else’s new business.”
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Industry-Related Terms: Curvature, Forming, Scale, Scrap
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms



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