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MetalForming Magazine

May 2015 Issue

Volume 49, Number 5


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Cover Article

Understanding the New, Stronger Automotive Steels
by Stuart Keeler and Pete Ulintz
No manufactured product better illustrates the contribution of material science to society than the current generation of automobiles, featuring improved performance in nearly every measurable category--handling, fuel economy, safety, etc.--due in large part to a slew of new steels. Equally impressive has been the technology developed to form these new alloys.

 

Articles

Optimize Aluminum-Welding Performance
by Thom Burns and Rob Krause
Here's an introduction to modified pulsed-spray transfer welding, and some valuable advice on how to weld aluminum profitably.
Metal-Cored Wire and Robotic Welding Quite the Productive Combo
In many applications, including automotive where galvanized and aluminized steel are increasingly popular, metal-cored wire proves its worth...in and out of the weld cell. Here's why.
What's New in Die Design and Simulation Software
by Louis A. Kren
Servo-Electric Press Brakes Support Fab-Shop Growth
A manufacturer of high-quality tool boxes reduces setup times to a mere 5 min., while dramatically increasing quality, thanks to state-of-the-art press-brake technology.

 

Commentaries

In Sync: Steelmakers and Automakers
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
New Technology Means Back to School
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Straightening Coils of Advanced High-Strength Steels
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
10 Tips for Building a Global Business Team
Best Practices by Lou Longo
Using Social Recognition Through Technology as Part of Your Talent-Management Strategy
Human Capital by Debbie McGrath

 

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