You’d Better Use New Methods to Make New Cars

Formtek has a history of providing machines for a multitude of applications, and automotive manufacturing stands as one of the most prominent among those applications. Whether customers are using a Yoder Tube Mill to develop fuel lines or vehicle pillars, or...

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Rotary Slitting Principles and Applications Part 2

Tooling It becomes evident that the tooling components, the accuracy of the tooling, the precision with which it is assembled and adjusted, and the rigidity of the assembly are vital to the end result. Because of the importance of the...

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See You at the 2016 AHR Expo

What: The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Exposition When: January 25, 26 & 27, 2016 Where: Orlando, FL Who: Formtek, Roto-Die... and You! (hopefully) Attending this year’s AHR Expo, with 60,000 HVACR professionals expected, could easily be compared to going to an NFL game. But, to tell the...

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Rotary Slitting Principles and Applications, Part 1

It’s an established fact that the consumption of coiled steel or coiled metals is rapidly increasing. The continuity it provides, the opportunity for scrap reduction, the material and production economies and the improved product consistency are all advantageous to...

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Form Patterns Faster in Heavy Gauge Materials with the Powered Rotary Punch

Incorporating a rotary punch into a roll forming system isn’t always a big challenge, but there is one aspect that can get pretty tricky - maintaining a high speed punching system when you’re working with heavy gauge materials. This...

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Congrats to Mike Roy, Formtek’s new Regional Sales Manager

Formtek is pleased to announce the promotion of Mike Roy to the position of Southeastern Regional Sales Manager, effective December 1st.  Mike has 17 years of experience with Formtek’s broad array of coil handling, processing, and forming equipment.  Mike...

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Q: How do you avoid HUGE future capital costs?

A: Invest in the right high production machine today. When demand suddenly booms for your production, you're going to have to make an investment. Here's how one manufacturer dodged buying an entire separate tube mill line: [Note: The following article was excerpted...

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Bright Minds Shine Light on the Manufacturing Floor

A couple of weeks ago on October 2, Manufacturing Day, Formtek had lines of students from local technical and vocational schools in the Cleveland, OH area visit our plant in Warrensville Heights to get a better idea of what...

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There’s More to Manufacturing Than You Think

We're standing alongside a number of Ohio manufacturers that are ready to dispel the myths and quell the negative stigma linked to the manufacturing industry during October, national Manufacturing Month. Check out how Cleveland is promoting our industry: The following...

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We’re Retiring the Yoder Gen 2 Power Supply

Effective October 1, 2015 Formtek will discontinue the building of Yoder Gen 2 Power Supplies (sometimes referred to as Square Wave Power Supplies) frequently seen in ERW Welding Systems.  Aftermarket support will be limited, based on available supply of...

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