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MetalForming Magazine

January 2012 Issue

Volume 46, Number 1


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Cover Article

Fabtech Leads Metalformers to the Cutting Edge
by Brad Kuvin
Here's a look at new waterjet- and laser-cutting technology on display at Fabtech, held last November 14-17 in Chicago. Look for additional coverage of technology displayed at Fabtech in coming issues of MetalForming.

 

Articles

Finding Your Voice in Washington, DCWeb Exclusive!
by Paul Nathanson and Omar Nashashibi
You and your company can influence what's happening "inside the belt."
The Basics of Coil Processing, Part 1: Unwinding the Coil
by Jim Ward
This is the first article in a series that MetalForming and Coe Press Equipment will present in 2012 on the basics of coil processing.
Awards of Excellence
The Precision Metalforming Association's annual Awards of Excellence in Metalforming recognize the high standards of achievement set by the metalforming industry in the areas of design, safety, process control, quality, productivity, product development, and training and education.
Prospective Hindsight
Why You Should Plan to Fail
by Susan Lesser
When preparing to implement a new process, premortems provide a project-planning team with a process that helps to identify and address potential hurdles before they occur.
A Few Minutes with Jeb Bush on Education Reform

 

Tooling Technology

QDC System Averts Manhandling of Heavy Dies
by Brad Kuvin
Learn how die-change time dropped from 2 hr. to less than 30 min. at overhead garage-door manufacturer Steel-Craft Door Products. Payback for its quick-die-change system came in less than 6 months.

 

Commentaries

Ringing in a Prosperous New Year
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
A Social Media Strategy, Part 3: Monitor and Measure
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
Use Raw DataAverages Lose Information
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
A Look Back
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Sensors Have Needs
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev

 

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