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MetalForming Magazine

March 2011 Issue

Volume 45, Number 3


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Cover Article

Machining Moves Made to Quicken Speed to Market
by Brad Kuvin

 

Tooling Technology

Toolroom Takes a Front Seat for Investment at Mitchell Metal Products
by Brad Kuvin
Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness Critical Success Factors
by Brad Kuvin

 

Articles

Additives Key to Lube Success
by Brad Kuvin
Two Northeastern-U.S. lubricant formulators and one of their metalforming customers explain how new lubricant recipes contribute to improved performance in the press, particularly when deep-drawing difficult-to-form materials and cosmetic parts.
Powerful Cleaning--But Not Too Clean
Parts-cleaning systems are not one-size-fits-all solutions. Metal stamper Thomas Erie Co., knows this well. When the firm recently replaced its aging perchloroethylene-based parts-cleaning system, it faced a unique challenge: ensuring that the cleaned, stamped parts weren't too clean.
Show Welders You Care, with ADF Helmets
by Kristy Giebe
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that hospital emergency rooms treat 10,800 eye injuries related to various types of welding equipment and processes every year. One welder-safety solution gaining in popularity: helmets with auto-darkening filters.

 

Tooling Technology

Maximize the Life of Your Nitrogen Gas Springs
To optimize gas-spring life, it is important to understand the factors that affect their performance. The greatest influences on the life of a nitrogen gas spring are fitness for the application, proper spring installation and regular gas-spring maintenance.

 

Commentaries

Stand Up and be Heard
Editorial by Bob Clay
Eco Challenges: Fish-Friendly Manufacturing
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
Let Your Supplier Help
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Urban Legends, Myths and Half-Truths
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Is Your Ram on the Level--Part 2?
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
The Wall Street Business Model is Broken
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
The Link Between Total Cost of Quality and Profitability
Best Practices by Bob Dobrowsky
News from OSHA, Workers Comp, etc.
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke

 

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