Thursday, October 16, 2014

Yoder Flux Cored Wire Machine

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Flux cored wire is produced with either a lap or butt seam, to retain the flux material within the tube.  Powdered flux is metered into the roll forming process, after which the tube is drawn down to the final wire diameter and recoiled, typically at speeds ranging from 200 to 500 FPM.  Yoder provides roll forming machinery and tooling that is integrated to the FCW production system.  Recently, Yoder has partnered with Lamnea Bruk, Sweden, to supply the roll forming equipment and form tooling which is integrated to their FCW Production system.  Depending on the frequency of product changes, the FCW machinery can be setup cantilevered, for quick tooling changeover, or between housings, depending on the customer’s needs. 

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Successful Manufacturing Day Event at Formtek, Inc.

Formtek,Inc. participated in the national Manufacturing Day event again this year.  The national event took place across the U.S. on Friday, October 3rd.  Formtek’s event kicked off at their facility in Warrensville Heights, Ohio.

The President of Formtek, Darren Muchnicki opened the event welcoming the nearly 400 students and other Northeast Ohio companies and colleges that Formtek hosted at their event.  Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge representing the 11th District for the State of Ohio and Mayor Bradley D. Sellers of Warrensville Heights spoke at the opening ceremonies.

The State of Ohio Treasurer’s office, presented Formtek with a ‘Proclamation’ for an outstanding contribution to manufacturing and the skilled trades industry, and participation in the National Manufacturing Day event.  Additionally, representatives from the offices of Ohio Governor John Kasich and US Senator Rob Portman were in attendance, to support Ohio’s Manufacturing infrastructure.

Formtek being the host of the event invited other Northeast Ohio companies to spread awareness about U.S. manufacturing and improve the perception of manufacturing careers by having live demonstration and being available for student questions.  Lincoln Electric brought their Vertex Mobile Trailer and Virtual Reality Welding system.  Rapid Prototype + Manufacturing LLC (rp+m), breaking new ground in manufacturing, brought their uPrint 3D printing machine.  Force Robot LLC had their Touch Robot which is part of a new age of manufacturing.  Below is a list of manufacturers and colleges that participated.



Thursday, September 25, 2014