Supporting technological growth and opportunity in sheet metal forming
With the new materials and technology being developed for sheet metal forming, the industry needs to challenge the status quo. As the skilled labor pool decreases, we need to learn as much as we can about new technologies; share information with each other; and develop innovative, encouraging workplaces that support new talent. Getty Images
We are crossing the threshold into a new frontier. We have new materials and technology. Aluminum use is increasing, and third-generation advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) present new challenges and capabilities. Servo presses allow us to manage forming energy in ways we couldn’t with our flywheel-clutch mechanical presses. IoT promises to help us learn about our operations in ways that weren’t available before.