MetalForming LIVE On the Shop Floor 2024: Part 1 Recap

April 24, 2024

MetalForming LIVE On the Shop Floor includes interviews with metal forming executives discussing their company’s use of automation technology as well as videos from their shops featuring automation technology in action.

The first part of the 2024 On the Shop Floor series took place on April 24 and featured automation case studies on Clover Tool Mfg. Ltd. and Nelson Steel Products.

Case Study #1: Clover Tool Mfg. Ltd.
Clover Tool, a Tier-Two automotive stamper with locations in Concord and Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, is adding a 1200-ton, big-bed mechanical press from Eagle Press. Slated primarily for transfer work, the press is being outfitted with automated blank- and coil-feed equipment as well as a Linear Automation front-and rear-mount transfer system.


  • George Zeni, Vice President, Clover Tool Mfg. Ltd.
  • Corey Chamberlain, Owner/Developer, T-Sim Solutions, LLC
  • Paul Stirrett, VP of Sales, Linear Transfer Automation Inc. 

Case Study #1: Nelson Steel Products
Nelson Steel Products, Holland, MI, a single source for complete metal fabrication, including laser sheet and tube cutting, robotic welding, stamping, and assembly and packaging, recently automated loading/ unloading of its laser cutting operations. We discussed the company’s progressive automation philosophy, and dug into the details of its laser cutting automation. 


  • Ross Ryzenga, President, Nelson Steel Products
  • Jacob Fogarty, Automation Specialist, Mazak Optonics Corp. 


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Industry-Related Terms: Case, Forming, LASER, Transfer
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Technologies: Pressroom Automation


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