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MetalForming Magazine

March 2015 Issue

Volume 49, Number 3


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Cover Article

Punch Up Your CNC Punching Prowess
These tips and tricks ensure that fabricators get the most out of their tooling.

 

Articles

Motion Controllers in Combined Workcells Streamline Leaf-Spring Forming
by Reid Bollinger
A 1920s-era production process goes state-of-the-art, eliminating a costly heating process and cutting cycle time dramatically.
Stamping Controls Evolve to Meet Current, Coming Challenges
by Lou Kren
Trends in data reporting, cellular manufacturing and good-part verification drive advances.
Robotic Welding Gives "Hit-'n-Ship" Stamper a New Look
by Brad Kuvin
Tier One/Tier Two automotive metalformer Wellington Industries leverages its manufacturing IQ to become a prominent supplier of robotic-welded (resistance and MIG-braze) front-end modules for some of the most popular platforms.
Polymer Wheels Support Aggressive Metal Spinning
by Brad Kuvin
The move to LED lighting in residential and commercial settings, in place of incandescent, not only impacts aesthetics and efficiency but also sheds new light on metal-fabrication practices. For starters, reflectors typically made by hydroforming now are spun; heres a new spinning tool lighting the way to improved profitability.

 

Commentaries

Metalforming 4.0 Pervasive Sensing, Diligent Control
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Forming-Limit Curves Becoming More Important
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Tool and Die Quality
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Solve Stressful Tax and Emotional Problems When Transferring the Business to Your Kids
Blackman on Taxes
How to Prepare Your Office for Bad Weather
Human Capital by Debbie McGrath

 

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