Robot Sales Hit Record High for Third Consecutive Quarter

September 14, 2022

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Robot Sales Hit Record High for Third Consecutive Quarter
For the third straight quarter, North American robot sales hit a record high, driven by a resurgence in sales to automotive companies and an ongoing need to manage increasing demand to automate logistics for e-commerce. According to the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), of the 12,305 robots sold in Q2 2022, 59 percent of the orders came from the automotive industry.



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Nominate Women of Excellence in Metal Forming and Fabricating 2022
In 2022, we are looking for women in leadership positions or on the shop floor, those who represent dedication to their company and the industry, and demonstrate excellence in meeting their workplace responsibilities.

Therefore, MetalForming magazine, in conjunction with the Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM), is seeking nominations for its 7th Annual Women of Excellence in Metal Forming and Fabricating Awards, to run as a special section in the December 2022 issue. The section will feature and honor those selected as a means to recognize and promote the importance of women in the metal forming and fabricating industries. The nomination deadline is October 14.


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Industry 4.0 Experience Set for October in IL
October 5-6 are the dates for The Industry 4.0 Experience for Metal Formers and Fabricators, presented by MetalForming magazine and the Precision Metalforming Association. Held in Schaumburg, IL, and virtually, the conference is designed to educate managers and engineers working in metal forming and fabricating plants on the latest in digital and plant-floor connectivity technologies for manufacturers.


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What Have You Been Reading?
In MetalForming’s Business Edge monthly enewsletter we include a Q&A interview with a metal forming company executive, and I always ask: What’s the best management-related book, webinar or event you’ve recently enjoyed, and what were one or two of the key takeaways? We receive great responses, and here are a few, including this:

Dave Ramsey’s “EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches,” recommended by Patrick Steininger, president and owner of Sko-Die, Inc. “A key takeaway,” he says: “You need three bones to be a good leader—a wishbone, funny bone and, most importantly, a backbone. The backbone took me a while to develop after becoming president of Sko-Die, but it’s necessary and useful in every aspect of the company, whether dealing with customers, employees, the bank or other business partners.”


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Hot Stamping the Focus of November Conference and Plant Tour
Mark your calendar as MetalForming and the Precision Metalforming Association deliver the 4th annual Hot Stamping Experience and Tech Tour, November 29-30, 2022, in Novi, MI. This event provides a unique opportunity to dive deeply into the ever-expanding world of hot stamping, highlighted by a tour of the GNS North America hot stamping facility in Canton Township, MI.


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Hot Off the Press
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September 2022
From the September Issue of MetalForming
Adjustable-Stroke Inclined Press
…delivers the flexibility that metal former Art Metals needs to master low-volume high-mix production of washers. The new 50-ton press, which provides eight different stroke lengths, more than doubles the productivity of the company’s straightside presses..

Viva Lamiera
MetalForming was invited to attend Italy’s largest metal machine-tool tradeshow, Lamiera, held in Milan this past May. After the pandemic-caused postponement of the biannual event last year, it has resumed—in a big way. Here is a look at some of what we spied from Italian producers.




New Products
New Mitutoyo Non-Contact Measurement System Promises to Reduce Run Times
Enprotech Industrial Technologies Launches Enprotech Press Program

Upcoming Issues
October
  • Hydraulic Presses
  • Press Controls/Sensing
  • Preview: Hot Stamping Experience and Tech Tour
  • Preview: FABTECH
  • Laser Cutting
  • Resistance Welding
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Presses
November
  • Servo Technology
  • Pressroom Automation
  • Robotics/Cobots
  • Arc Welding
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Robotics/Automation
 
December
  • Mechanical Presses
  • Women of Excellence Awards
  • Preview: Metal Stamping technology Conference
  • CNC Punching and tooling
  • Material Handling
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Software

 

Industry-Related Terms: CNC, Die, Edge, Forming, LASER, Lead Time, Plate, Run, Scrap, Stroke
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