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MetalForming Magazine

November 2012 Issue

Volume 46, Number 11


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Cover Article

Maximizing Your Laser's Productivity
by Jason Hillenbrand, Dru Schwartz and Ron Malinowski
Here's a few tips and tricks to extract the maximum amount of flexibility from your laser-cutting machines.

 

Articles

New Controls
by Todd Wenzel
...mitigate the risk factors to optimizing press uptime at this Midwest metalformer, where investing in new controls is part of an improvement plan, not just a means of cost avoidance. Aging controls not only had become difficult to maintain, they simply could not support the company's move to in-die sensing and quick-die-change technology.
Center Dies Quickly and Accurately
...with no prying and bumping, using the methods and equipment described here.
Never Check a Part Again
by Hari Menon
Here's a process-control approach to ensuring stamping quality during production.

 

Tooling Technology

Cushions Part of the Servo Revolution
by Lou Kren
Designed to complement servo presses, servo-controlled hydraulic cushions promise fine-tuning to produce better parts, save presses from shock, reduce scrap and tame tough steels.

 

Commentaries

There Are Sparks Among Your Workforce--Find Them, and Fuel Them
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Professional Services vs. DIY Marketing--Finding the Right Balance
Business of Metalforming by Nancy Lesinski
Why Should You Converse with Your Stampings?
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Progressive-Die Strip Evaluation--Part III
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
OSHA on the Move
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke

 

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