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MetalForming Magazine

January 2011 Issue

Volume 45, Number 1


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Cover Article

A Heroic Die-Handling Effort
by Brad Kuvin
A heavy-duty two-position die cart with a retractable bridge extension improves die-locating repeatability while enabling a 70-percent reduction in die-change time at a Metalsa (formerly Dana) automotive plant.

 

Articles

A Modest Blanking Line Stands Tall Among Giant Transfer Presses
by Brad Kuvin
A two-out continuous-run blank-stacking system allows this Honda supplier to eliminate work-in-process blank inventory. An added bonus: One of the systems new belt conveyors tilts up and out of the way so the press can run progressive dies.
Press Brakes of a Different Color
by Casey Schlachter
Next-generation hybrid and electric press brakes are lean, green production machines that provide clean, quiet and accurate operation, while lending support to a shop's bottom line.
Turn Your Website into a Powerful Marketing Tool
by Brad Kuvin
...that not only invites prospective customers to learn more about your capabilities and strengths, but also convinces them that an onsite visit is a must. After that, let the revenue build.

 

Commentaries

Contract Manufacturing's on the Rise--Prepare to Ride the Wave
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
New Year's Resolution: Pick the Right Customers
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
Don't Believe Everything You Read
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Managing Press Loads
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Revitalizing a Used Mechanical Power Press, Part 1
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
Asset Protection and Estate Planning--Essential, Compatible and Wealth-Saving Bedfellows
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
If You Haven't Heard of the Red Flags Rule, You Need to Read This
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke

 

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