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MetalForming Magazine

February 2015 Issue

Volume 49, Number 2


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Cover Article

Waterjet Cutting--The Right Tool for the Job
by Brad Kuvin
The lengthy equipment list of job-shop fabricator Cupples J&J Co. recently became even longer, with the addition of a twin-head waterjet-cutting machine. It furthers the growth philosophy of vice president Jeff Cupples, who says, "There are no challenges, just opportunities."

 

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Tool Builder Installs Servo Press to Better Serve Customers
by Lou Kren
Unique among U.S. tool designers and builders, Pyper Tool has added a servo press to refine the tryout process, and hopes to incorporate what it learns to build servo-specific dies.
FABTECH 2014--So Much to See, So Little Time to See it
by Brad Kuvin
FABTECH 2014, held in Atlanta last November, set records for attendance and exhibitor space, and served as a showcase for hundreds of new-product introductions. Heres our edition of a top-10, trying to sample a little bit of everything; we'll have plenty more in coming issues.
CAD Efficiency--Fewer People, Twice the Productivity
by Brad Kuvin
Heres a testament to simultaneous stamping-die design and development, where CAD/CAM software integrates the diemaking process from quote to delivery. The result: improved quote hit rates, slashed lead times, reduced costs and optimized quality.
A Rebuilt 1000-Ton Press
by Brad Kuvin
...contributes to the competitive advantage sought after by this IL-based metalformer looking to make its mark in Mexico, providing stampings, fabricated assemblies and more to the truck and construction markets.

 

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Three Key Words Define Manufacturing 2015
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Modern Forming Needs Upgraded Language
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Stamping with Carbide Tooling
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz

 

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