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MetalForming Magazine

September 2010 Issue

Volume 44, Number 9


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Cover Article

The Art and Science of In-Die Tapping
by L. Ray Osborne
Stampers should not consider in-die tapping (IDT) as black-box technology; rather, an IDT installation must function in harmony with the die, press and the material-feeding systems around it. Heres everything stampers need to know to make IDT work for them.

 

Articles

Whirlpool Pressroom Goes Green
The switch to a VOC-free lubricant reduces consumption while improving the pressroom environment--an operations and management honeymoon that should last a lifetime.
Die Shop Automates to Wrangle Work Back from Overseas Competition
Efficiency climbs noticeably at an Ontario die shop after it adds four seats of design and build software to its engineering department and three seats on the shop floor, to design and build in 3D and program its CNC machines directly from the software.
IMTS 2010 Loaded with Metalforming Technology
IMTS 2010 features much more than just metal-cutting technology--walk its aisles for exhibits of pressroom equipment, die components, laser-cutting systems, welding machines and more.

 

Tooling Technology

Punch Performance Earns Applause
The promise of part flatness and dimensional precision might be enough for some fabrication-shop managers, but at automotive-supplier Owens Products, the added value from being able to make millions of punch hits without having to replace its turret-press tooling has taken performance to another level.

 

Commentaries

It's a Whole New World for Auto Suppliers
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
B2B Websites in 10 Steps--Part 2
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
A Different Look at Friction
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
A Single Punch and Shave Tool
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Focus, Reflection and Refraction--Part 4
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
The Estate-Tax Trap Most High-Net-Worth Owners Fall Into--Don't Become a Victim
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
Third-Party Inquiries About Workplace Accident
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke

 

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