Mursix Adds Servomechanical Press, Plots Future Course

February 23, 2022

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Technology Focus: Stamping Presses
MetalForming brings you the February installment of our monthly Technology Focus newsletter, this month highlighting Stamping Presses.

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Mursix Adds Servomechanical Press, Plots Future Course
For MetalForming magazine’s monthly Q&A sessions with executives at metal stamping and fabricating companies, Brad Kuvin, editorial director, spoke to Susan Murray Carlock, co-owner and vice president of business development at Mursix Corp., Yorktown, IN. The company recently commissioned a new 600-ton Nidec Arisa servomechanical press, the company’s first servo model and an upgrade in capacity from its 400-ton presses. Also, Carlock recently launched a 100-percent woman-owned rapid-prototyping company, set up in an area of the Mursix plant.

“Strategically thinking about and planning how we evolve and diversify are focal points,” Carlock says, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities ahead.  “Our goal to diversify is coming to fruition, spearheaded by our recent acquisition of an exclusive 20-yr. manufacturing contract with a startup medical-device company.”

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Why and How to Automate Hydraulic Presses
From simple automation to a highly developed robotic turnkey cell, automating hydraulic presses can boost productivity and promote employee safety. Partnering with a knowledgeable press manufacturer that has system integration capabilities can provide you with expert guidance through design and implementation. Read how automating hydraulic presses can work for you and get tips on how to get started.
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Future Success in Supplying the Auto Industry
…hinges on a two-pronged approach at Tier One body-in-white manufacturer Kirchhoff Automotive: workforce development, coupled with a commitment to investing in the latest technology, including several new high-tonnage servo presses, automated welding cells, and the accompanying equipment and processes to enable quick changeovers to handle smaller lot sizes.

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High Tensile Solutions from Nidec CHS
Nidec CHS offers the most advanced automation machinery available in the industry today, including the HDX Series, engineered and developed specifically for processing advanced high strength steels. CHS coil lines feature integration with servo presses through Nidec Press & Automation’s Global Production Control. HDX lines are further integrated with today’s large servo presses with e-camming and servo-driven pilot release capabilities.

Stamping and Lubrication Technology Conference: March 29-30 in Cincinnati, OH
Set for March 29-30 in Cincinnati, OH, PMA and MetalForming magazine’s popular stamping and lubrication conference dives deep into what metal formers need to know to productively stamp quality parts.

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"Explore the Floor" with Simpac & MetalForming Magazine
Stephan Robertson, Simpac America’s General Manager/VP of Sales & Operations, and Brad Kuvin, MetalForming magazine’s Editorial Director, discussed key industry demands.

Watch the full interview to learn more about:
  • Simpac’s upcoming sales, marketing, and service goals post-rebrand
  • Simpac’s new extended reality (XR) tool
  • Simpac’s solutions for electric vehicle (EV) production

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Gestamp Employs ArcelorMittal Green Certificates For Sustainability Effort
Gestamp has signed an agreement with ArcelorMittal to begin using ArcelorMittal’s XCarb green steel certificates for the production of automotive components, as part of a sustainability strategy aimed at achieving decarbonization in all of its operations, including its supply chain. XCarb green steel certificates allow users to purchase CO2 emissions savings made during the steelmaking process and report the savings as a reduction in Scope 3 emissions (indirect emissions from purchased goods).

2022 AMUG Conference – Join Us
The AMUG Conference brings a unique experience to additive manufacturing where attendees are eager to share insights. Designed to facilitate information exchange between AM users, the conference brings together individuals of all experience levels. Register now and save $400. Chicago, Illinois, April 3-7, 2022.

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Betting on BEVs
Here’ what metal formers and fabricators need to know to best take advantage of the trend toward higher production of battery electric vehicles.

Lighten & Brighten Your Load in 2022
Cost-saving and sustainability-minded projects don't have to be cumbersome or costly. In fact, something as simple as swapping out lightbulbs can lead to significant savings...and a better work environment! If you have not considered upgrading to LEDs, you should. APPI Energy can help!
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Automotive-Focused Great Designs in Steel Set for May in Detroit
Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) is set to return to a live format, May 18 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. From the American Iron and Steel Institute, GDIS celebrates its 20th year in 2022 as the signature North American event where automotive engineering, design, technology and academic leaders provide insight on the latest trends and material applications on new cars and trucks.

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Less-Than-Truckload Shipping with Yellow
Take advantage of member-exclusive rates on LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping. Yellow has one of the largest, most comprehensive transportation networks in North America with local, regional, and national capabilities. Discover what Yellow can do for you! Visit Questions? Contact your Dedicated Association Specialist at 800-647-3061 or via e-mail at

FABTECH Mexico in Monterrey May 3-5
Make plans for FABTECH Mexico, in Monterrey, May 3-5. The event delivers more than 500 exhibitors presenting the latest in technology and solutions to more than 8000 attendees from Mexico and Latin America.

Hot Off the Press
Chaffee Joins Okay Industries as Business Development Executive
Laystrom Manufacturing Promotes Jeff Dec to President
Eagle Press & Equipment Brings Gap-Frame Presses to its Tenn. Showroom
TrimLine Adds Second Aida Servo Press
Benchmaster Takes on Amada Press Systems’ Product Lines

February 2022
From the February Special All-Automotive Issue of MetalForming
Edge Cracking in Advanced Automotive Steels
Fractures at cut edges are not a new phenomenon. Necking failure is associated with uniform elongation as measured in a tensile test, while fracture is associated with total elongation. The strains causing necking are lower than those causing fracture. This explains why parts made from conventional sheet metal grades usually do not fail by edge cracking; these grades reach the strains that result in necking failure before attaining the strain levels resulting in cut-edge fracture. But two scenarios, when combined, put advanced high-strength steels at greater risk for edge or bend fracture.
The Only Constant is Change

In life and in business, it’s important to not fear change and the unknown—especially when it’s inevitable—but rather to embrace it and make thoughtful choices to successfully adapt. For metal formers and fabricators, what changes are coming?

“Many automakers and suppliers not only will divest nonstrategic assets and raise cash to invest in new technologies, but also partake in unprecedented M&A activity in the next 3 yr.,” offers one report. “Automakers need to rebuild their competitive advantages in areas of digital customer transformation, supply chain, sustainability and autonomous/connected vehicles.”

New Products
New Hydraulic Deep-Draw Press Boasts Energy-Saving Features
Mobile Die-Change Console Designed for Low Press Beds, Cramped Conditions
Beckwood Launches Ascent Line of Pre-Engineered, Configurable Hydraulic Presses

Upcoming Issues
  • Pressroom Automation
  • Press Controls/Sensing
  • PMA Chair Profile
  • CNC Punching/Tooling
  • Robotics/Cobots
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Robotics/Automation
  • Mechanical Presses
  • Stamping Tooling
  • Preview: FABTECH Mexico
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • Arc Welding
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Industry 4.0/IoT
  • Hydraulic Presses
  • Manufacturing Software
  • Preview: 3D Metal Printing Experience and Tech Tour (June 7-8, Hartford, CT)
  • Bending/Folding
  • Material Handling
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Software

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