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MetalForming Magazine

February 2017 Issue

Volume 51, Number 2

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Servo-Driven Presses Answers on Energy Management and ROI
by Louis A. Kren
Mechanical presses serve ably and have applications where they are the ideal choice. But servo-driven presses often get the call in demanding applications and bring whole new levels of flexibility. When choosing, consider this input on energy use and ROI.
Die Springs--Coil vs. Gas; Best Practices
by Brad Kuvin
Understand where and when to opt for coil springs rather than nitrogen-gas springs, then follow the best-practice guidelines here to ensure long, safe and effective spring use.
Waterjet Cutting: Take a Closer Look
by Lou Kren
For fabricators of metal and beyond, these machines deliver flexibility and performance at reasonable costs. And they're more dependable than ever.
Best Practices to Optimize Nesting Efficiency
by Brad Kuvin
Effective nesting for CNC punching and cutting requires careful consideration of numerous factors, including fabrication requirements such as collision avoidance and clamp management, and order sequencing and kitting. Follow these best practices to develop an effective sheetmetal-nesting strategy.
Testing Ensures Quality of AHSS
by Dr. Eduard Schenuit
Advanced high-strength steels have proven their mettle in automotive and other applications. A key to success in forming these tough materials lies in proper testing.
OEM Finds New Suppliers via Online Matchmaking
by Brad Kuvin
Using the contract-manufacturing marketplace to source machined and fabricated-metal parts pays off big time for glassware OEM Anchor Hocking--$70,000 in savings over 41 RFQs in just 14 months.



Commit to the Customer Experience
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Moving Steel Developments from the Lab to the Pressroom
The Science of Forming
It's Time to Abandon 10-Percent Rules
Tooling by Design
Trends Observed After a Season of Litigation
You and the Law



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