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MetalForming Magazine

July 2011 Issue

Volume 45, Number 7

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Cover Article

Automated Laser-Cutting Systems Run Lights-Out
OEMs describe how automated material-handling systems drive laser-cutting productivity through the roof, keeping assembly lines stocked with precision-cut parts from sheet and plate.



An Extreme Press Makeover
by Brad Kuvin
A press-line rebuild, including a new control, a beefy servo-feed line and a magnetic die clamping system, adds robustness to an OEM pressroom.
Waterjet Cutting--The Swiss Army Knife of Metal Fab
by Brad Kuvin
This manufacturer envisions a world made of fabricated sheet and plate, using waterjet cutting and other processes to build products typically made from machined castings.


Tooling Technology

Better Die Life for Spring-Steel Stamper
by Brad Kuvin
T15 tungsten-vanadium powder-metallurgy tool steels traditionally gain favor for high-speed high-performance cutting tools. Here, a wiper-blade manufacturer engages the PM tool steel for stamping prehardened spring steel.



Innovators Become Profit Makers
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Sheetmetal Properties-- n, m, FLD and r--New or Old?
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Die Damage at Coil Change
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Revitalizing a Used Mechanical Power Press, Part 6: Who will Drive; Where is the Road Map?Web Exclusive!
Metalforming Electronics
At Last, a Proven Solution to Fortify Your Company's 401(k) Plan Web Exclusive!
Blackman on Taxes
The OSHA Floodgates OpenWeb Exclusive!
You and the Law
Selling Tools: Adopting Tablet Computers
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau



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