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Formtek May 2012 Newsletter

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Formtek May 2012 Newsletter

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Formtek Supplies a QVW-150 Forming Mill

Lamnea Bruk, a manufacturer of flux core wire equipment has chosen the Yoder QVW-150 Forming Mill for integration to their manufacturing system.  The Yoder solution will interface with Lamnea's drive system and feeder equipment as an overall Flux Core Wire Production Line, to compliment their industry leading layer winder, no twist coiler, and live block coiler takeup options.  This all new production line will be available for viewing at Lamnea Bruk's facility in Ljusfallshammar, Sweden by appointment the week of June 25, 2012.  For more information, please send us an email, visit our website, or contact us directly at  216.292.4460.

New Winpro Website

Winpro has recently launched a redesign of their website.  The new website details Formtek's fenestration solution, particularly roll forming screen frame, muntin bar, and window stiffeners, as well as the Screen Express semi-automated screen assembly machine and the Excalibur glass cutting table.  For more information on these machines, please visit our website, send us an email, or contact us directly at (216) 292.4460.

See Yoder on the Ion Channel - Coming Soon!

Yoder Manufacturing will be profiled on the show World's Greatest, for roll forming, tube mill and square wave welder technology.  Stay tuned for more information!

FMA FabCast

FabCast:  Tube & Pipe Producing Roll Design Focused on Higher Strength Materials
Thursday, June 7th
10:00am-11:30am CT
Register for FabCast

·         Get a brief history/description of roll tooling designs and their uses
           correlated with materials. 

·         Discover how pass arrangement affects material formation and

·         Review the latest design concepts for high strength, low alloy

·         Learn how D/t or t/D is helpful…and how a new criteria D/t/yield
          strength may represent a better picture of what is necessary

Pipe & Tube Nashville 2012

Pipe & Tube Nashville 2012
June 26-28, 2012
Loews Vanderbuilt Hotel
Nashville, Tennesee

Register for Pipe & Tube Nashville

This popular conference integrates all aspects of the tube & pipe industry and will offer over 20 innovative technical sessions presented by select US and International speakers, two relevant market overviews, and a pertinent keynote presentation by Dr. Chris Kuehl, FMA's economist. 



Formtek is a group of long-established companies, each with a well-known name and a history of providing innovative, reliable equipment to the metal forming and metal processing industries.  As a single-source provider, Formtek continues to supply it's customers with the highest quality equipment, parts and service available in the industries it serves.  Visit our website for additional information on products, services and employment opportunities.



Visit Us At Fabtech in Las Vegas

While you are planning your trips, be sure to stop and see us at our next event to answer questions about your upcoming machinery needs.

Booth Number C3708
Las Vegas, Nevada
November 12-14, 2012
Click Here for Attendee Passes

North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event heads to the Las Vegas Convention Center November 12-14, 2012. If your job requires you to look for new ways to work smarter, operate leaner and boost productivity, then you and your team need to attend FABTECH. Make plans now to attend your industry's main event and you'll find the products, resources and ideas to strengthen your business and achieve your manufacturing goals.



Connect with us on Social Media


Formtek and Hill Engineering can now bring you updates several different ways. Any news updates, press releases, trade shows and events will be updated by connecting with you online.  Connect with us any or all of the following ways to keep updated!

YouTube:  Formtek's channel provides videos of some of our latest machine and technology offerings.

Facebook:  Like Formtek or Hill Engineering and get our updates in your news feed.

Twitter:  Follow us at @formtekgroup, @formtekmetal, or @hillengr.

Formtek's Blog:  For press releases and updates, visit our blog.


Rely on the Strength of Formtek?

This last recession hit everyone in the metal forming industry; including our customers, competitors and vendors as well as us.  With the financial backing of our parent company, Mestek, Inc., the Formtek Group has maintained a strong balance sheet to weather the storm of this last recession.  You can be sure to count on us now and in the future for your metal forming needs, whether it is new equipment, parts or service, we are here for you.


The second half of 2011 and the beginning of 2012 has shown the resilience of American manufacturing.  Many have suggested that American manufacturing was dead;  we beg to differ.  Formtek and its customers have seen how American manufacturing is coming back, stronger than ever.