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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.

Marking Parts Is About More Than Just the Machine

MB Metal Technologies’ MarkinBOX

MB Metal Technologies’ Sketchbook2 software greatly simplifies the process of programming the company’s benchtop, fixed-mounted, integrated, and portable dot peen marking equipment. The user sees and can easily change text and logos before marking begins.

Think of Weld Traceability As Your Company’s Unofficial Insurance Policy

Yaskawa’s AccuFast II laser-based seam finder

Robotic welding cells with arc-monitoring and -reporting capability provide peace of mind in two ways. They ensure consistent production and automatically collect and store data a fabrication company can easily share with customers that impose traceability requirements.

Robotic welding cells with arc-monitoring and -reporting capability provide peace of mind...

Totally Tubular: Take Profile Design to the Next Level

One of the fastest-growing sectors of North American metal manufacturing is laser processing of tubes and profiles. Design software and machines that automatically perform multiple manufacturing steps are making this complicated fabrication process cost-effective for smaller companies.

One of the fastest-growing sectors of North American metal manufacturing is laser...

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...

Ipsen Expands Aftermarket Coverage in North America

They increase staff to assist customers with replacement parts, retrofits, upgrades, service and technical support.

They increase staff to assist customers with replacement parts, retrofits, upgrades, service...

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...

Totally Tubular: Take Profile Design to the Next Level

One of the fastest-growing sectors of North American metal manufacturing is laser processing of tubes and profiles. Design software and machines that automatically perform multiple manufacturing steps are making this complicated fabrication process cost-effective for smaller companies.

One of the fastest-growing sectors of North American metal manufacturing is laser...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Totally Tubular: Take Profile Design to the Next Level

One of the fastest-growing sectors of North American metal manufacturing is laser processing of tubes and profiles. Design software and machines that automatically perform multiple manufacturing steps are making this complicated fabrication process cost-effective for smaller companies.

One of the fastest-growing sectors of North American metal manufacturing is laser...

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...
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October 27 - 29, 2020
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November 4 - 5, 2020
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November 17 - 18, 2020
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Southern New England Design-2-Part Show
December 3 - 4, 2020
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February 9 - 10, 2021
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March 3 - 4, 2021
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