Formtek is excited to announce that Paul Williams will speak at the upcoming METALCON 2021 event show happening in October. Attendees will benefit greatly by listening to Paul Williams, Director of Sales, about his insights and experience in roll forming for the metal construction industry. METALCON will take place in Tampa, Florida from October 6-8, 2021.

Paul will speak at METALCON 2021 as part of the roll forming session workshops and give his presentation “Creative Options for Punching/Shearing/Cutoff Challenges in the Metal Building Industry.” This part of the session will help you understand the different types of punching and cutoff systems required for automating roll forming lines for the metal construction industry. Areas to be covered include punching systems for purlins, studs, joists, corner beads, vertical commercial siding, stationary punching systems with servo-feeds, flying punching systems with electronic measuring, high-speed rotary punching units, cut off systems for roof panels, siding panels, purlins, studs, joists, etc. Topics also include measurement and acceleration methods, pre-shear and post-cutoff systems, and what type of press is best for each application?

Attendees at METALCON will also hear Paul present another topic in this same session: “Advanced Roll Forming of Steel Framing Components.” This presentation will provide insight into the latest advancements in roll forming system technology for the steel framing industry. Discussions will focus on automated equipment changeover for material thickness, cross sectional variations, punched opening locations, and part lengths. Handling of the finished product in high-speed operations will be discussed. Also addressed will be the level of operator training required and the advantages of programmable rotary punching and cutoff systems. Included will be specific examples of these technologies being utilized in the manufacture of steel framing products.

Both sessions are part of the Roll Forming for the Metal Construction Industry: Part 2 session which will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

For more details about his presentations, see these descriptions. For a list of sessions, see the schedule-at-a-glance.

About Paul Williams
Paul will present these two highly anticipated topics relevant to forming and fabrication industries during the FABTECH event.
Paul has over 37 years’ experience in the tool and die and roll forming industries as a Toolmaker, Field Service Technician, Die Design Engineer, Sales Application Engineer, Product Line Manager, and currently as the Director of Sales.

Paul received his schooling from the Tooling and Manufacturing Association in tool and die making and engineering and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Paul has been with Hill Engineering since 1988 and has been a speaker and conference chairman for FMA, PMA, and SME conferences. With his experience and knowledge, he has also authored several technical articles for leading industry publications. Paul served on the Fabricators and Manufactures Association Board of Directors as an Associate Director during 2013-2014, is a current member and past chairman of FMA’s Roll Forming and Technology Council.

METALCON is the only global event devoted exclusively to the application of metal in design and industrial, institutional, light commercial and residential construction. Every year, designers, builders, developers, contractors, fabricators and suppliers from more than 50 countries attend METALCON where they connect with 300 companies exhibiting the latest products, solutions, services and game-changing technologies. METALCON'S dynamic exhibit hall, vibrant atmosphere, and extensive education educational programs contribute to its enduring success.  

Don’t miss your chance to hear Formtek’s own industry expert, Paul Williams, share some wisdom. If you can’t attend the show, you can connect with Paul before or after the show to discuss your metal forming and fabricating needs through our Contact Us page.