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MetalForming Magazine

November 2014 Issue

Volume 48, Number 11


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Cover Article

Fab Shop Braces for Success with New Stamping Press
Ever since former NBA star Mitch Kupchak (current Los Angeles Lakers general manager) first donned a knee brace manufactured by Townsend Design, sales for the company have skyrocketed. Sheetmetal fabrication suffices for relatively low-volume production, but stamping has now become required to support higher production volumes.

 

Articles

Servos Seeing More Service--Part 2
Press Applications: Eddy Current vs. Variable Frequency Drives
by David Stroner
When metalformers consider the horsepower required, the installation costs and life-cycle expectancy, eddy-current drives will outperform VFDs in metal-stamping/forming press applications.
Sharp Tools Prepared for Punching Duty
Punch-press tool sharpening can be complex and time consuming, particularly when fabricators carry in inventory hundreds of tools needed for different jobs. Having tools in pristine punching condition, ready for the press, ensures quality parts and fast production.
Improve Customer Reliability with a FEMA-Based Disaster-Recovery Plan
by Ronald M. Pitcher

 

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Manufacturing as a Career, Not Just a Job
Editorial
Ten Reasons Why I Hate Stretch Gradients
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
High-Speed Metal Stamping
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Second Opinion Conquers Estate Tax (IRS) for Reader
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
When Temporary Employees Become Long-Term Temporary
Human Capital by Debbie McGrath

 

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