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MetalForming Magazine

May 2009 Issue

Volume 43, Number 5


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Cover Article

Heavy-Handed Hydraulic Press Draws Applause at OCC
by Brad Kuvin
World-renowned custom-motorcycle builder Orange County Choppers welcomes a feature-laden hydraulic deep-draw press to its metal-fabrication shop to take control of fender and gas-tank fabrication.

 

Articles

Rollforming Demands More from Coil Handling
by Lou Kren
The long feed lengths, and the starting and stopping due to inline operations prior to rollforming, make careful attention to coil handling a must.
The Case for Compact Feed Lines
by Robert Allred
When considering investing in a compact feed line, compared to a more conventional long-loop line, metalformers should carefully consider the application-specific guidelines discussed here.
Barcode Scanning the Perfect Servo-Feed Complement
by Brad Kuvin
Oil-burner manufacturer R.W. Beckett upgrades a pair of coil-feed lines--one feeding flat stock and the second feeding 3/16-in.-dia. wire rod--by adding barcode scanning technology to simplify and speed setups, and add a degree of mistake proofing.

 

Tooling Technology

Simulation a Saving Grace in Transfer-Die Design
Computer forming simulation leads to deep-draw dies done right the first time as this Tennessee die designer and builder waves goodbye to the inefficient cut-and-hope method.

 

Commentaries

Detroits Demise--What Goes Up Must Come Down
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Industry Migration: Diversifying in a Stressed Economy, Part 2
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
Alternate Forming of Very High-Strength Steel
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Forming Aluminum Stampings--Part 2
Tooling by Design
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Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
You Cant Beat Death, But You Can Beat the Estate TaxWeb Exclusive!
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
What's on OSHA's Enforcement Plate?Web Exclusive!
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke
Harley-Davidson Rides a New Road
BackTalk by Lou Kren

 

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