Fabtech to Feature 3 Fully- Functional Stamping Lines in Metalform Technology Area

DEARBORN, Mich. - Three fully-functional, state-of-the-art stamping lines will be featured in action at the booths of AIDA, SEYI and Stamtec in the METALFORM Technology Area of the 2010 FABTECH show in Atlanta, Nov. 2-4.

The AIDA line (booth 1509) will display a 110-ton gap-frame servo press along with a Coe SpaceMaster compact coil line that unwinds, straightens and feeds. Bachman Machine Co., of St. Louis, Mo., will provide tooling for the line while Wintriss Controls of Acton, Mass., will add a SmartPac 2 press automation control. Attendees interested in quick-die-change technology can observe a magnetic quick-die clamping system supplied by Italy-based Tecnomagnete, while Pax Products, Celina, Ohio, will provide the die-lubrication setup and conveying systems. Material for the line will be supplied by United Aluminum of North Haven, Conn.

At the SEYI booth (#1604), visitors can view a 16-station progressive die with ball-bearing insertion from Great Lakes Metal Stamping, Bridgman, Mich. The die will run on a low-deflection single-point straightside press also outfitted with a Wintriss SmartPac 2 press control and a Coe feed line. Attendees can check out the latest in die protection, as the die will be equipped with six sensors to monitor, among other actions, feed up, part ejection and ball-bearing presence. Remote press-line production monitoring also will be demonstrated.

Stamtec, Manchester, Tenn., will feature a stamping press/transfer system production line in booth 1633. The line will be anchored by a Stamtec OCP-110 single-point gap frame press (121-ton) equipped with a Linear Transfer Automation W-Class transfer system. Stamtec utilizes the Link Systems OmniLink 5100-MPC press control, accessed through a powerful, easy-to-use color touchscreen. A display of Forwell Quick Die Change Systems also will be exhibited, as well as Stamtec Feedlines by Tomac.

Co-sponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS), Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Int'l (FMA), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), and Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), FABTECH is the largest tradeshow in North America dedicated to showcasing a full spectrum of metal forming, fabricating, welding, stamping, tube and pipe, and finishing equipment and technology.

The 2010 FABTECH event is expected to draw 22,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibiting companies covering more than 350,000 net square feet of floor space. Buyers and sellers from around the world will come together at this exhibition to exchange products and services, network with peers, problem-solve and discover new products and vendors. Show admission is free with advance registration before October 30, 2010.

To register for FABTECH 2010 call 800-432-2832 or visit www.fabtechexpo.com. Attendees can follow FABTECH and get updates at the show's social media sites on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter (@FabtechExpo).

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), is an educational association dedicated to improving the metal forming and fabricating industry. FMA brings metal fabricators and fabricating equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, and networking events, while providing resources needed by companies to improve operations. Visit FMA at www.fmanet.org.

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is a professional society supporting manufacturing professionals. Through its member programs, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Visit SME at www.sme.org.

The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering, and thermal spraying. For more information, visit www.aws.org.

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) is the full-service trade association representing the $113-billion metalforming industry of North America. PMA leads innovative member companies toward superior competitiveness and profitability through advocacy, networking, statistics, the PMA Educational Foundation, FABTECH and METALFORM tradeshows, and MetalForming magazine. Visit PMA at www.pma.org

The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) is a technical and professional organization that provides information and training on surface coating technologies. Visit CCAI at www.ccaiweb.com.


Pat Lee
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.

Cindy Weihl
American Welding Society
305.443.9353, ext. 416

Lori Ann Dick, APR
Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Christie Carmigiano
Precision Metalforming Association

Anne Goyer
Chemical Coaters Association International

Ben Arens

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