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MetalForming Magazine

December 2009 Issue

Volume 43, Number 12

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Cover Article

A New Day Dawns for this Wisconsin Heavy-Metal Fabricator
by Brad Kuvin
D&S Manufacturing puts the pedal to the metal to increase the velocity at which parts and assemblies move through its 140,000-sq.-ft. plant, with impressive results to show for its effortsimproved on-time delivery, slashed scrap costs and customer rejects, and lead times cut in half.



Continuous Coil-Fed Laser BlankingWeb Exclusive!
by Jay Finn and Charles Caristan
edited from a white paper from Automatic Feed Co., Napoleon, OH;
Cutting with Lasers and Waterjets--The Right Process at the Right TimeWeb Exclusive!
Article submitted by Mitsubishi Laser and MC Machinery Systems, Inc., Wood Dale, IL:


Tooling Technology

Trio of New Presses Gets SMED UpgradesWeb Exclusive!
by Brad Kuvin
Hydraulic die clamps and die lifters installed on three new mechanical presses boosts press uptime by nearly an hour per shift per press, resulting in an 18-month payback.



What Will You Request from Santa, Having Shopped at Fabtech?Web Exclusive!
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Tradeshows: Convert Your Effort Into Business!Web Exclusive!
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
Determining Maximum Allowable StretchWeb Exclusive!
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Calculating Cutting and Drawing ForcesWeb Exclusive!
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Low Volumes and Tooling SensorsWeb Exclusive!
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
Tax Law that Cuts Your Cost of Doing BusinessWeb Exclusive!
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
Covenant Not to Compete 101Web Exclusive!
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke



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