METALCON, the premier event for the metal construction industry, is set to live up to its reputation as a hub for innovation, knowledge sharing, and industry networking. Among the standout sessions at METALCON 2023 is Formtek's very own Paul Williams, who will present innovative insights into creative options and techniques for punching, shearing, and cutoff challenges for the metal construction industry. This presentation will offer valuable insights into the evolving world of metal construction and the solutions that Formtek has to offer.
The METALCON Experience
METALCON, an annual event that gathers professionals from the metal construction industry, has long been known as the go-to place for discovering the latest trends, products, and technologies in the field. The 2023 edition is sure to exceed expectations, attracting a diverse audience of architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, and other industry stakeholders.
Formtek's Presence at METALCON
Formtek, a leading provider of metal forming and fabricating equipment solutions, has always been a key player at METALCON. In 2023, they will reinforce their commitment to innovation and industry leadership with an exceptional presentation by Paul Williams, Vice President of Business Development and a seasoned expert in roll forming techniques.
Paul Williams: The Metal Industry Innovator
Paul Williams' session at METALCON 2023 is a testament to his extensive knowledge and experience in punching, shearing, and cutoff procedures, all vital processes in the metal construction industry. As the Vice President of Business Development at Formtek, Paul has been at the forefront of developing groundbreaking solutions for the industry's evolving needs.
The Challenges of the Metal Building Industry
The metal building industry plays a vital role in modern construction, offering durability, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability. However, this sector continually faces challenges in manufacturing and assembly processes. Punching, shearing, and cutoff processes are critical stages that demand precision and efficiency. These challenges include:
Material Variation: Metals come in various thicknesses, strengths, and compositions, leading to inconsistencies in the manufacturing process.
Design Complexity: Modern metal buildings often feature intricate designs that require precise cutting and punching to meet architectural and engineering specifications.
Operational Efficiency: Manufacturers must strive to optimize operations, reduce waste, and enhance productivity to remain competitive in the market.
Environmental Concerns: Sustainability is a growing concern in the industry. Minimizing waste and energy consumption is essential for the long-term viability of metal construction.
Formtek's Innovative Solutions
Formtek, a leader in the metal forming and fabricating industry, recognizes these challenges and has been at the forefront of providing innovative solutions to metal fabricators. Paul Williams, a seasoned expert in the field, will present a range of creative options for addressing these challenges during his session at METALCON 2023.Topics to be covered include:
- Punching systems for purlins, studs, joists, corner beads, and vertical commercial siding.
- Stationary punching systems with servo-feeds.
- Flying punching systems with electronic measuring.
- High-speed rotary punching units.
- Cutoff systems for roof panels, siding panels, purlins, studs, joists, etc.
- Measurement and acceleration methods.
- Types of presses that are best for each application.
- Pre-shear and post-cutoff systems.
Attendees can hear Paul Williams present the following session:
Session 2: Roll Forming for the Metal Construction Industry Part 2
Presentation: Creative Options for Punching/Shearing/Cutoff Challenges in the Metal Building Industry
Thursday, October 19, 2023
8:30AM – 12:30PM
For a full lineup of all the educational sessions, visit METALCON’S official website.
The Future of Metal Construction
As METALCON 2023 attendees leave Paul Williams' presentation, they will carry with them a deeper understanding of the pivotal role that punching, shearing, and cutoffs play in the metal construction industry. Paul Williams' presentation at METALCON 2023 highlighted Formtek's dedication to addressing the challenges faced by the metal building industry. With a focus on innovation, customization, efficiency, and sustainability, Formtek's solutions offer a promising future for metal construction. As the industry continues to evolve, Formtek remains a trusted partner for manufacturers seeking creative options for punching, shearing, and cutoff challenges. The session was a testament to Formtek's commitment to advancing the metal construction industry while promoting sustainability and excellence.
About Paul Williams
Paul has over 38 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 VP, Business Development. 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 and 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.
Formtek is a group of long-established metal forming equipment manufacturing companies, each with a well-known name and a history of providing innovative and reliable equipment to the metal forming and metal processing industries. Dedicated to the highest industry standards and technical accountability to their domestic and international customers, Formtek specialists comprise a well-built team of management, sales engineers, and support staff who pride themselves on being true experts with an in-depth knowledge of all our brands of equipment. With several brands spread across many facilities spanning three continents, as well as a network of dealers covering six continents, Formtek’s expansive network is here to support your metal forming and fabricating equipment needs. The Formtek family of brands includes B&K, Dahlstrom, Hill Engineering, Lockformer Custom Machinery, Tishken, Winpro, and Yoder. For more information, visit our brands page.