Jan 14, 2019 10:28 pm

POSCO will invest US$40 billion and hire 20,000 by 2023

By |2019-01-10T22:53:01-05:00Jan 14, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

​More than half will go to automating a 3.52 million ton Gwangyang Steel Mill blast furnace, expanding production capability of their "Giga Steel" and establishing power generation facilities using byproduct gases. Other funds will be devoted to secondary battery materials and upgrading lithium-extracting technologies, with a similar amount going to their energy and infrastructure businesses. Read more about Posco's plan. -Danny Schaeffler, www.EQSgroup.com and www.Learning4M.com ​

Jan 11, 2019 10:20 pm

Metalforming Magazine’s Top 10 Articles on Servo Press Technology

By |2019-01-10T22:28:33-05:00Jan 11, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Metal Forming Magazine assembled a collection of articles discussing servo press selection and usage. These articles will take you through the justification process by highlighting their benefits and what these presses offer above and beyond flywheel-driven presses. In addition to the potential for increased throughput, optimizing forming velocity during the press stroke helps reduce heat build-up, lube burn-off, and minimize die wear. Read more about servo presses at MetalForming Magazine. -Danny [...]

Jan 8, 2019 9:42 am

Sheet Metal Industry Newsletter from EQS and 4M – Nov/Dec 2018

By |2019-01-06T16:05:46-05:00Jan 8, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Every few months, we at EQS and 4M send out a newsletter covering info related to the sheet metal forming industries. Topics in a recent newsletter included material selection strategies at automakers, friction stir welding, servo presses, Tesla build quality, and laser blanking. If you want to get on the distribution list, please sign up on the EQS website. Here's a reprint of that newsletter from the 4th quarter of [...]

Nov 30, 2018 10:54 am

The Aluminum-Steel Battle in Automotive Applications

By |2018-11-11T12:43:55-05:00Nov 30, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Steel and aluminum alloys are looking to be the chosen metal in auto bodies. Why? There are 2 tons of sheetmetal purchased for 17MM vehicles sold each year in the US - there is no other industry with such high-volume sales opportunities. Read about strength, stiffness, and joining in my article in the May 2018 issue of MetalForming Magazine at www.metalformingmagazine.com/magazine/article/?/2018/5/1/The_Aluminum-Steel_Battle_in_Automotive_Applications

Nov 8, 2018 10:21 am

February, March and April 2018 issues of MetalForming Magazine: Sheet Metal Terminology Parts 1, 2, and 3

By |2018-11-08T10:21:48-05:00Nov 8, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

The February issue (Part 1) discusses some of the general terms you’ll encounter.  Remember, it’s important that you and your supplier both use the same language to be sure you’ll get what you need. The March issue (Part 2) describes the limitations of ordering AISI 1008/1010, and why you might need to change to something like SAE J2329 for more consistent performance. The April issue (Part 3) highlights terms you’ll [...]

Oct 26, 2018 9:59 am

Failure Modes & Effects Analysis in Sheet Metal Forming

By |2018-11-08T10:22:56-05:00Oct 26, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Scrambling to fix production problems can lead to a host of other issues. FMEA, or failure modes and effects analysis, can help align your efforts with the issues that can cause the most headaches. Failures come in all degrees, with some more important than others. Preparing to work on your first FMEA may appear to be a daunting task. Many things can go wrong, including some that you had not [...]

Oct 20, 2018 7:45 pm

The More You Know

By |2018-10-20T20:40:42-04:00Oct 20, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

I’ve had the great honor of writing for MetalForming Magazine for just about a year. My first column was published in December 2017, and gave you insight on my perspective of the MetalForming industry: With so many variables present in today’s forming system, the metalforming industry must move from trial-and-error to a science and engineering approach. Experience remains vital, but we must recognize when to incorporate new information into the [...]

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