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What is GMSS? - Global Metalworking Suppliers sourcing

GMSS sourcing is the mainstay of our platform. The foremost phase of a Metalworking supply chain is supplier selection. In order to excel this phase, a buyer must overcome a number of sourcing challenges. We bring to your attention about the topmost complexities faced by professionals in the Metalworking market.

  • A Buyer must invest a serious amount of time when he checks out for suppliers.
  • Finding the most suitable supplier from a huge pool of choices in the market.
  • Especially, the supplier sourcing structure of metalworking industry is complex.

Our platform has taken up a radical duty to overcome any form of sourcing intricacies. To be a front runner in this robust market, being smart is the only choice. We help you smartly meet every need of the metalworking industry under one roof.

How we achieve it?

  • We unite every metalworking expert from all corners of the world.
  • We connect all range of metalworking specialists.
  • We have a sorted set of services.
  • Never ending study of market constraints.
  • Tailored solutions at the right time.
  • Endless expansion of new services.

The Framework of Our Supplier Sourcing Platform

The structure of JKVGSS is incomparably unique. Every category assorted in our portal is expert recommended and derived. The grouping of our services is based on

  • Industrial units and
  • Location
  • Range of experts.

Industrial units:

Distinct functional sectors combine to form the whole of Metalworking industry. Each active unit in the industry is a category in our metalworking network. The reason behind this structural sorting is to cover the complete horizon of the industry. Be it raw metals or a machine that has reached the stage of becoming a scrap, we cover services for every unit of the entire metal life cycle.


Our services are Global. We serve every continent in the world. We have unified our services to help you meet all needs promptly. The global chain formed by our platform connects all services and all experts.

Range of experts:

You may be a supplier or a buyer. We can help you in your sourcing and procurement pursuits. If you are a scholar or a student, we can offer business insights. If you are any aspirer committed to metalworking, we can give you unique learnings.

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Why do you need a Central Metalworking Supplier Sourcing Network?

Solutions for the current market is growing at a faster rate. You can find suppliers from various resources. Each resource holds several solutions that best suits your needs. You have ample suppliers and solutions spread across the internet

Our question is – Do you have time to collect every sourcing data?

One must invest a serious amount of time to get the best outcome. We realize this. And that is why, we decided to save your sourcing time. We have collected every supplier detail, their skills and other valuable information. This information is centralised for your access. Every specialist in the world can retrieve exclusive metalworking data from our network.

Do We Offer Only Metalworking Supplier Sourcing Services?

What sets us unique in the industry is our wholesome coverage of services. Though supplier sourcing is an important service offered, it is only a part. We offer distinct services that will be of value to unique metalworking basics. They include:

  • Buyers’ Knowledge Book: Metalworking data on societies, education, media, widgets, etc.
  • Metalworking Blog: Articles and current market overviews.
  • Metalworking events: Updated info on metalworking events.
  • Consultation: We offer this service regardless of the industry you belong to. The specialised consulting service given by our experts help you make ground-breaking achievements. We help you set the best strategy to lead in the market.

Our Metalworking Suppliers Categories:
  1. Metal Parts Manufacturers
  2. Metal - Raw Materials Suppliers
  3. Metalworking Machines Suppliers
  4. Metalworking Tools Suppliers
  5. Metal Parts Handling Robotics & Automation Systems
  6. Metalworking Machines Maintenance
  7. Metalworking Used Machines
  8. Scrap Metals Suppliers
  9. Productivity Improvements
  10. Metalworking Skill Developments

Metalworking History

  • Metalworking has evolved through various cultures and groups. It’s origin dates to the time when humans used stones to make fire. The growth in the number of findings has touched the human lifestyle. Every invention has somehow shaped the modern era that we are living in. Several usages around us are the output of metalworking.
  • The basic of metalworking is the sense of the craft. Every blacksmith in the early times produced metal yields out of pure vision. They did not have the tools to produce outputs easily. But this challenge resulted in amazing inventions.
  • They combined different metals of varied traits. They tried more than a few shapes and sizes. Nature was the biggest muse. They adopted ideas from natural events and happenings. Steams and water sources produced power for the producing machines.
  • The archaic blacksmiths produced several machines, household goods, relics without much use of machinery. Their machines were giant and heavy. The assembly was complex and unsafe. Yet, there was no placation in class and prompt creation. The customer constraints increased as years rolled on. The original forms of machine tools required facelift. Every new need challenged the tools and equipment used.
  • The researchers and scholars had several ideas. Due to lack of tools, they recorded their ideas in the form of sketches and drawings. The foremost among them was Leonardo Da Vinci in the 15th century.
  • Expert still consider Da Vinci’s ‘Atlantic Codex’ as the base of most machines used today. He has drawn the sketches and working of several machines. Adopting these ideas, the metalworkers after him created the machines that he dreamt of.
  • Handcrafting was the treasure skill of most metalworkers in the early eras. They practiced their skills in such a way that their crafts were precise and detailed. However, handcrafting was not very easy and safe. They did not have literary knowledge about these crafts. But they built remarkable skills. Right from mining until assembly, the metal workers crafted using hand tools.
  • Scholars state that 9000 BC marks the first signs of copper. But, in 600 BC, metal workers were able to smelt copper for the first time. The novelties took a long period to develop due to lack of technology.
  • But in the modern industry, the growth in automation has spun the state. Every now and then, the market sees a new technology. This rapidly rises the production rate and quality of products. On the other hand, the challenge in boosting to the next level.
  • Several driving factors influences the metalworking practices. The use of metals and metal structures for different sectors is an important factor. The need of the metal structures in the architecture in around 18th century is an example. Around 1770, experts built an iron bridge in England. As the years rolled, several other giant constructs used metal structures.
  • Also, the aircraft industry used aluminium around 20th century. As the engineers required strong and resistant structures, they started to study metals deeply.
  • Geo - political changes are another central factor that drives the industry. The world war I (1914-1948) is the reason for the major growth in welding sector. Most of the products and tools we use today are the findings during this phase.
  • The need for equipment and machines during this period hugely hoisted the welding works. Experts formed groups during this phase. With growth comes dares. Proving this, the demand for quality and scope of each product increased over years. Customers preferred precision products. This led to machine input in processes.
  • With Time, around 1950s, the industry had its first numerical control machines. Using these NC machines, workers fed inputs to computers. The machines performed complex and detailed jobs that was not easily possible by handworks.
  • In the present market, automation is the crown of the industry. The metalworking groups aim for mass production and quality output. This led to formation of several groups and societies. The experts from different locations formed groups. They work on latest needs and the future criteria.
  • Foreseeing what the future can offer, the experts perform various studies. They work together with customary and modern blacksmiths. They discuss ideas and bring out great inventions. The industry has several inventions. However, these solutions are not evenly available. They are unevenly available for businesses.
  • In addition, the suppliers run out of consumers. Bring a solution to this condition, we devised the idea of uniting the whole of the industry. We connect every class, every skilled person from every location of the world. We follow the trail of the history and are on the way to set one.


CNC machine tool developed. (Groover, 2007)


Major development of the CAD/CAM machines evolved 


The APT language became the U.S. standard for programming NC machine tools


3D CAM/CAD systems were introduced (History of Computer Aided Manufacturing)


The APT language became the U.S. standard for programming NC machine tools in 1974, and became the international standard


High velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) technique of thermal spray developed.


Graphics based computer application developed. (Groover, Mikell P.2007) roughly 20,000 commercial laser cutting machines had been installed in various industries worldwide


Development of the specialty stainless steel processes


Expert CAM/CAD systems were developed (History of Computer Aided Manufacturing)


PC window based Open Modular Architecture Control (OMAC) systems introduced to replace “firmware” controllers. (Groover, 2007)

2000 ACE

Only with the smelting of metals did the saw become a useful cutting tool. The Assyrians were using iron saws in Mesopotamia between 800 and 700 BC Niobium

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