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Metal Forming & Fabricating

Material forming through stamping, notching, punching, bending, shearing, drawing and more using machinery such as mechanical presses, hydraulic presses, punch presses, turret punch presses, press brakes, shears, hydroforming machines, cold forming machines, hot forming machines and other equipment assisted by Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Numerical Control (CNC), automation and robotics.

Integrating Sheet Metal Cutting and Punching Machines

Lantek Expert

Curating a variety of technologies on the shop floor gives manufacturers a range of capabilities to meet customer demands – here’s how to overcome complications when dealing with different programming, operating, maintenance, and parts for a mix of machine brands.

The Six Things COVID-19’s Manufacturing Winners Have in Common

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology President Doug Woods outlines the six transformative technologies that are helping companies meet swiftly changing market demand without sacrificing quality or employee safety.

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology President Doug Woods outlines the...

New Sales Manager at COE

Dave Byer is their new national sales and marketing manager.

Dave Byer is their new national sales and marketing manager.

FdS Acquires Anderson Manufacturing

This deal aims to expand Anderson’s reach among NAFTA partners and grow the U.S. business of FdS.

This deal aims to expand Anderson's reach among NAFTA partners and grow...

Ratner Steel Installs New Line

The steel service center launched production of a new heavy gage cut-to-length line with a stretcher leveler.

The steel service center launched production of a new heavy gage cut-to-length...

Best Practices For Avoiding a Burr in the Saddle

Mississippi-based Ci Metal Fabrication uses on hand-held bevellers and grinders to deburr components.

Deburring ensures parts fit perfectly during welding or final assembly. This leads to higher-quality products and more efficient workflows that will save your shop time and money – and improve its bottom line.

Deburring ensures parts fit perfectly during welding or final assembly. This leads...

Alexandria Industries Expands Operations

They invest in a new large aluminum extrusion press and add 12,000 sq ft to their facility.

They invest in a new large aluminum extrusion press and add 12,000...

U.S. Machine Tool Orders Accelerate

June manufacturing technology orders climbed 6.5 percent over May to $373.2 million.

June manufacturing technology orders climbed 6.5 percent over May to $373.2 million.

Aerospace-Defense Supplier Readies for Custom, 114” Stretch Forming Giant

Beckwood Press, H&R Parts

Beckwood Press Company is building a 200-ton Triform press to accommodate H&R Parts Company’s expanding aluminum aerospace parts production. Its jaws will move horizontally to a maximum distance of 72 inches and will clamp a wide range of sheet sizes.

Beckwood Press Company is building a 200-ton Triform press to accommodate H&R...

Half In, Half Out – Factory Employs Group Strategy to Duck the Virus

Scotchman Industries

Scotchman Industries, Inc. split its workforce and rotates the teams for onsite and remote duty to decrease the odds of everyone catching COVID-19. Management also took the bold move to pay all employees during their offsite shifts, whether their jobs can be done remotely or not.

Scotchman Industries, Inc. split its workforce and rotates the teams for onsite...

Consider Retrofitting Obsolete CNC Functions

Servo Products’ Orion CNC retrofit package

Servo Products’ Orion CNC retrofit package helps gives job shops an affordable alternative to replacing a whole milling machine. By replacing or adding controls, low- to mid-volume operations can reduce downtime and jack up profit margins.

Servo Products’ Orion CNC retrofit package helps gives job shops an affordable...

Harris Products Offers Free Oxy-Fuel Safety Manual

Harris Products Group oxy-fuel safety manual

The instructive guide will be helpful to both new and veteran operators and is available at no cost to individuals or businesses.

The instructive guide will be helpful to both new and veteran operators...

SIC Marking Acquires Zaniboni

This deal expands their marking and laser traceability applications for the automotive and mechanical sectors.

This deal expands their marking and laser traceability applications for the automotive...

New Hampshire Company Took Quick Anti-Virus Action

Hypertherm

Hypertherm initiated CDC and WHO hygienic and social distancing protocols in mid-March. The company also has close to half of its associates working at home, and those coming in to work are wellness-checked before entering the facility.

Hypertherm initiated CDC and WHO hygienic and social distancing protocols in mid-March....

Laser Cutter That Thinks for Itself Opens the Door to a Fully Automated Process

TRUMPF TruBend Series press brakes

Trumpf’s Active Speed Control uses artificial intelligence to completely eliminate the need for an operator to monitor cutting and, if necessary, tweak parameters. The technology automatically adjusts feed rate to ensure part quality when cutting plate with chemistry, thickness, or surface condition variations.

Trumpf’s Active Speed Control uses artificial intelligence to completely eliminate the need...

With Skelton Crew, Teleservice, Parts Maker Not Quitting on Customers

LVD Strippit’s

LVD Strippit has kept its New York plant and all four of its North American support facilities open during the pandemic to continue supplying parts and aftermarket service to essential manufacturing businesses. And when remote service isn’t enough, their techs hit the road to keep customers’ equipment running smoothly.  

LVD Strippit has kept its New York plant and all four of...

Crisis Tooling Calls for Fast Response – Roll-Kraft is Helping

Roll-Kraft

Roll-Kraft steps up during the pandemic to help manufacturers that are hustling to meet the needs of their communities. Welded Tubes, Inc., which is making hospital beds, got the extra tooling pass they needed – in a hurry.  

Roll-Kraft steps up during the pandemic to help manufacturers that are hustling...

Vernet-Behringer Fully Integrated into Behringer Group

Vernet-Behringer 100% integrated into Behringer-Group

Vernet-Behringer’s integration into the Behringer Group is part of a long-term relationship between the two companies. The transition allows VB to expand internationally by meeting the growing demand for integrated and automated lines.

Vernet-Behringer's integration into the Behringer Group is part of a long-term relationship...

With Skelton Crew, Teleservice, Parts Maker Not Quitting on Customers

LVD Strippit’s

LVD Strippit has kept its New York plant and all four of its North American support facilities open during the pandemic to continue supplying parts and aftermarket service to essential manufacturing businesses. And when remote service isn’t enough, their techs hit the road to keep customers’ equipment running smoothly.  

LVD Strippit has kept its New York plant and all four of...

Paperless Parts Launches Search Function to Expedite Quoting

Paperless Parts, Paperless Search

Paperless Search, a digital search tool enhancing the quoting platform from Paperless Parts, provides easy access to all formats of historical data, and it’s available now to Paperless Parts customers.  

Paperless Search, a digital search tool enhancing the quoting platform from Paperless...

Aerospace-Defense Supplier Readies for Custom, 114” Stretch Forming Giant

Beckwood Press, H&R Parts

Beckwood Press Company is building a 200-ton Triform press to accommodate H&R Parts Company’s expanding aluminum aerospace parts production. Its jaws will move horizontally to a maximum distance of 72 inches and will clamp a wide range of sheet sizes.

Beckwood Press Company is building a 200-ton Triform press to accommodate H&R...

Tube and Pipe Forming Company Buys Eighth Unison Tube-Bending Machine

Sharpe Products tube-bending machine

Sharpe Products has purchased its eighth Unison Breeze all-electric CNC tube bender. The machine, an 80 mm (3″) single-stack model, will be installed at Sharpe’s Wisconsin-based manufacturing center.

Sharpe Products has purchased its eighth Unison Breeze all-electric CNC tube bender....

With Skelton Crew, Teleservice, Parts Maker Not Quitting on Customers

LVD Strippit’s

LVD Strippit has kept its New York plant and all four of its North American support facilities open during the pandemic to continue supplying parts and aftermarket service to essential manufacturing businesses. And when remote service isn’t enough, their techs hit the road to keep customers’ equipment running smoothly.  

LVD Strippit has kept its New York plant and all four of...

Cortec Can Keep Your Idle Equipment from Going Rusty

Cortec Corp. provides expert guidance and a broad range of solutions to corrosion. Here are some scenarios that offer a glimpse at where to start minimizing loss.

Cortec Corp. provides expert guidance and a broad range of solutions to...
Calendar & Events
Greater Chicago Design-2-Part Show
August 3 - 4, 2021
Schaumburg Convention Center – Schaumburg, IL
MD&M West
August 10 - 11, 2021
Anaheim, CA
rapid + tct
September 13 - 15, 2021
Chicago, IL
FABTECH
September 13 - 16, 2021
Chicago, IL
Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show
October 5 - 7, 2021
West Allis, WI
EASTEC
October 19 - 21, 2021
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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