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MetalForming Magazine

December 2007 Issue

Volume 41, Number 12


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Cover Article

Press Automation Proves 'Future-Proof'
by Brad Kuvin
Modular equipment, having evolved greatly over the last decade, now is optimized for pressroom performance, ready to either upgrade existing automated press cells or to relieve press operators of taxing blank-handling chores.

 

Articles

Robots Help to Bend Heavy-Metal Box Panels
Mechanical Presses: Rebuild or Buy
by Lou Kren
When is it best to rebuild the press you have and when does it make sense to buy a new press instead? A press-rebuild specialist weighs in.
Why Your Company May be Worth More Than You Think
by Jay Adler
What are private-equity firms and how do they add value to small to mid-sized manufacturers?
Speed, Technology Net Production Work for Prototyper
To keep pace with ever-shrinking vehicle-launch timeframes and emergency part-run orders, this prototype and short-run supplier benefits from technology adoption CNC laser cutters and CMMs along with software to ensure efficient operationand a focus on lean manufacturing.

 

Tooling Technology

Too Many Dies for QDC? No Need to Worry
by Thomas F. Tinetti
Concerned that quick die change (QDC) is too complex and costly due to the number and variety of dies in your shop? Heres some equipment that will ease your worries.

 

Commentaries

Export or Become Extinct
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Procedures for Ultrasonic Thickness Gauges
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
High-Speed Stamping--Part 3
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Excellence at Marwood
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
Experience Has Taught Us the Best Way to Attract and Keep Great People
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
Mechanical-Power-Press Inspections
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke
U.S. Economy Built on Incentives
BackTalk by Lou Kren

 

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