SEMA Show Exhibitor News: Bolt Lock and Partners Giveaway, Meet Flex Seal CEO Phil Swift

By SEMA Editors

See the latest news from exhibitors of the SEMA Show, October 31-November 3 in Las Vegas. 

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Bolt Lock and Partner Companies Offer "Unlocked Passport" Prize Giveaway at 2023 SEMA Show

BOLT Lock, GEN-Y Hitch, Hellwig Products, EGR USA, Pop & Lock and BubbaUnlocked Rope are offering the UNLOCKED PASSPORT prize giveaway at this year's SEMA Show. The exhibitors are giving attendees a chance to try their luck at winning prizes from a long list of giveaways being supplied by the participating manufacturers when they visit each company's booth. 

Prizes include a BOLT Lock prize pack that includes a receiver lock, padlock, cable lock, trailer coupler lock, coupler pin lock, two recovery hooks and BOLT Lock swag items; a PHANTOM XL 42-in. Step by GEN-Y Hitch; window visors as well as fender flares from EGR USA; a swaybar and a set of helper springs from Hellwig Products; a $100 VISA gift card along with $250 worth of Pop & Lock products; as well as a swag pack from Bubba Rope. 

Be sure to visit the participating companies at the SEMA Show:

Participating exhibitors will hand out special passports, which will need to be signed off at each of the six booths. When complete, contest participants must visit BOLT Lock (Booth #58185) to draw a key from a toolbox filled with more than 400 keys. There will be six displays, one per company, with a BOLT Lock padlock attached to each. The key drawn by each contestant could potentially open the lock, winning that company's prize pack. Each participating company will have one winner.


"The UNLOCKED PASSPORT contest brings together some of the best towing-related companies in the industry in a way that encourages show attendees to visit each manufacturer's booth, which are all located in West Hall," BOLT Sales Account Manager Jason Buckles said. "We offered a similar promotion last year and it was so popular, we decided to expand it."  

Meet Phil Swift at Flex Seal Booth #50165

Flex Seal

Don't miss a chance to meet Flex Seal CEO and spokesperson Phil Swift! Visit the Flex Seal Booth (#50165, West Hall) for photos, signed posters, product samples, free swag and more. Plus, race your own Flex Super Wide Duct Tape speedboat for a chance to win exclusive prizes! Phil Swift meet-n-greets will take place on Wednesday, November 1, from 2:00–4:00 p.m. PDT and Thursday, November 2, from 2:00–4:00 p.m. PDT at Booth #50165

Lippert to Showcase Four Unique Custom Truck Builds at the 2023 SEMA Show 


Lippert Components--the supplier of a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading OEMs in the recreation and transportation product markets--is proud to announce its attendance at the 2023 SEMA Show. Lippert will be present in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center in Booth #55103. As one of the industry leaders in automotive and truck accessories, Lippert will showcase four separate truck builds, each with distinct styles and products for differing applications, to include truck protection from Ranch Hand, towing accessories from CURT and truck accessories from ARIES, LUVERNE and UWS. These four distinct build themes include the Overlander, which comes as an outfitted Ford Ranger, the Street Cruiser as a Chevrolet Silverado, the Work Truck as a Ram 2500 and the RV Hauler as a Ford F-350 dually.

BLM Group Demonstrates E-Turn All-Electric Tube Bender at 2023 SEMA Show

In Booth #38037 at the SEMA Show, BLM GROUP will demonstrate its E-TURN all-electric tube bender with in-process right- and left-hand bending that provides design freedom in manufacturing tubular components. This multi-stack tube bender can perform, in one continuous cycle, right- and left-hand bends of either fixed or variable radius. The flexibility, accuracy and speed of the E-TURN make it well-suited for automotive, job shop and motorcycle applications, the company said.


The E-TURN52 has the ability to process tubes up to 2-in. diameter. The all-electric drive ensures precision control of the 15-axe movements, providing consistency, high accuracy, perfect quality bends and zero scrap. Tubes in most materials and section types--such as round, square, rectangle, flat-sided, oval and elliptical--can be automatically loaded, bent and unloaded.

A key differentiator of the E-TURN is the VGPNext programming and 3D simulation software. The complete bending program is graphically simulated by inputting the component bend coordinates, highlighting potential collision risks and producing the optimal working cycle. Component feasibility is checked virtually, eliminating the need for prototype tooling or physical testing on the machine. Unloading of the finished component is also automatically managed by VPGNext, with the 180-degree head rotation allowing the component to be unloaded in the position required.

Changeover times are significantly reduced and machine setup simplified as all the critical settings for the machine tooling are managed automatically by the CNC, including clamps, pressure die, mandrel position, retraction, center line radius, etc. Additionally, the self-calibration feature enables true simultaneous axis movement with automatic adjustment of these settings.