for X-Cel Tooling also include quicker machining feeds and speeds on
the shop floor, and software standardization across multiple machines
that eases programming and operation, and assists in cross-training.
Marposs’s Brankamp monitoring systems for sheet metal processing (stamping, drawing, coining, piercing, blanking and bending) protect the machine and tool from overloads, detect process disturbances such as feed failures, rising slugs, punch or die breakage and support the operator in quicker machine set-up.
Sounds easy, doesn’t it? After all, papers from the 1980s describe springback prediction using finite-element analysis (FEA), and many commercially available software packages offer die designers easy access to FEA capabilities. Yet with all of these advancements, we still hear of shops machining die surfaces two or more times. What goes wrong?
In manufacturing your money is made on the shop floor. Learn how an MES System can keep your shop floor operating at peak performance to achieve “zero defect” production, increase work center run time and more.
forming companies continue to anticipate that business conditions will
be challenging during the next three months, according to the October
2021 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions
Report. The report shows that, for the third straight month, a growing
number of respondents predict a drop in economic activity, with 25
percent of metal forming companies forecasting a decline in activity in
the next three months (up from 18 percent in September), while 27
percent expect an increase in activity (compared to 26 percent in
September). Fifty-eight percent of respondents report an increase in
lead times, down from 61 percent in September.
is a leading global manufacturer of conventional and servo-mechanical
stamping presses from 28 to 2,750 tons. Press models are designed to
meet all your needs: progressive die, transfer, tandem lines, and
specialty applications. SEYI always has presses in stock up to 660 tons
for quick delivery.
The Precision Metalforming Association and MetalForming magazine
are proud to deliver what metal formers and fabricators need to know to
successfully leverage emerging IoT (Internet of Things) technology.
IoT Experience for Manufacturers is a virtual event designed
specifically to educate floor supervisors, manufacturing engineers and
managers, IT directors, and others working in small to midsized metal
forming and fabricating plants on the coming wave of digital
manufacturing and plant-floor connectivity.
Experts will explain how ERP/MRP software allows critical data gathered
on the plant floor to be deciphered and delivered to managers, enabling
strategic decision-making. And, with sensors and machine controls
evolving at a rapid pace, don't miss this opportunity to stay current
with these critical, IoT-enabling technologies.
& Die Racks reduce downtime and damage to costly manufacturing
equipment by providing vertical storage capacity with high-strength
shelves engineered to handle loads exceeding 80,000 lbs. Optimize your
operations by maximizing floor space, enhancing safety and increasing
through-put with Dexco racks.
has signed an agreement with Battery Ventures to acquire U.S.-based
Cambrio, whose product portfolio includes GibbsCam (for production
milling, turning and mill turn operations), Cimatron (for mold and die),
and SigmaNest (for sheet metal fabrication).
See you in Ann Arbor, MI, November 2-3, as MetalForming magazine
and the Precision Metalforming Association present the third annual Hot
Stamping Experience and Tech Tour. This one-of-a-kind event provides an
exciting opportunity to fully explore the ever-expanding world of hot
stamping, gaining popularity among automotive OEMs and Tier suppliers
for the production of lighter and safer vehicles, including electric
vehicles. Other industries are seeing the benefits as well. Find out
why, at the Hot Stamping Experience and Tech Tour.
ECI Software Solutions has completed the acquisition of Deacom, Inc., a provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for batch and process manufacturers. Deacom ERP is a comprehensive ERP platform that integrates all modules that manufacturers need to operate, including warehouse management, quality control, ecommerce and direct delivery. Deacom will join ECI’s Manufacturing Division, which serves nearly 14,000 manufacturers and job shops worldwide, and will leverage Deacom as its global platform to serve batch and process manufacturers going forward.
PMA and MetalForming magazine’s popular stamping conference is back and better than ever! In 2021, lubrication technology was added to the event, which took it to the next level. Now named the Metal Stamping and Lubrication Technology Conference, it is heading to Cincinnati, OH, on January 18-19, 2022.
Fist bumps, elbow taps, handshakes and lots of smiles—partially hidden by masks, to be sure, but there nonetheless—all highlighted an exceptionally productive week at FABTECH 2021, which most assuredly will go down as the most unusual FABTECH of our lifetimes. But make no mistake, it was by all accounts a worthwhile and much-needed event, fostering, as always, the critical exchange of technology and ideas that fuels our industry.