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MetalForming Magazine

May 2016 Issue

Volume 50, Number 5


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Cover Article

Clean and Precise--Waterjet Meets Sanitary Stainless Standards
by Brad Kuvin
Transitioning its customer base from automotive to food manufacturing put this Nashville job-shop fabricator in the market for additional sheet- and plate-cutting capacity. With edge quality and cleanliness top of mind, a new waterjet machine with taper compensation fit the bill.

 

Articles

Advanced Steels Driving Vehicle--Lightweighting and Technology Adoption
by Louis A. Kren
The auto industry offers up ever-increasing examples of lightweighting via the use of newer, stronger steels. In doing so, suppliers continue to gain familiarity of these wonder materials, and employ an array of technology to form them.
Feed Line--Fundamental to Transfer-Press Freshen-Up
by Brad Kuvin
A visit to the Fountain of Youth gives an entirely new look to a 15-yr.-old 2000-ton transfer-press line. Key ingredients in the refresh include an automated coil-feed line with a four-roll servo feeder and an inline shear and blank destacker. Production from the invigorated line is up more than 35 percent.
Take a New Look at Bending Centers
by Lou Kren
Bending and folding technology has evolved quite nicely, with today's systems capable of producing components from small to large−accurately, repeatably and profitably.
3D Metal Printing of Automotive Stamping Dies
by Piyush Bubna and Michael P. Humbert
Studying wire-arc additive manufacturing of draw dies for three automotive parts reveals how additive manufacturing may play a role in the metalforming arena.
Die Shop Profits from Reengineering
High-resolution scanning combines with associative surface-technology software to create the centerpiece of die-reengineering efforts at Atlas Tool.
Understanding Sensors & Error-Proofing, Part 2: Failure Modes for Photoelectric Sensors
by George Keremedjiev
This second in a series of articles examines the need to bench-test sensors to prevent surprises on the shop floor.

 

Commentaries

Featherweighting Our Way to 54.5
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
How Heat Can Affect Steel Performance
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Progressive-Die Strip Analysis--Part 1
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Court of Appeals Agrees: OSHA Over-Reached in Penalties Against Metal Spinner
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke

 

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