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MetalForming Magazine

August 2012 Issue

Volume 46, Number 8


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Cover Article

Waterjet Cutting Keeps the Work Flowing
by Brad Kuvin
Tru-Fab Technology is a "metal-fabrication shop with the ability to do a lot more," according to company president (and welder/machine operator) John Stegh. Its pair of waterjet-cutting machines consistently leads customers to the door, so much so that a third machine may soon be on order.

 

Articles

Swiss-Built Waterjet Machine Lands in Louisiana
by Brad Kuvin
Once this laser-cutting job shop identified the opportunities for waterjet workheavy plate cutting, machining and even nonmetallic workit believed it could easily justify bringing waterjet cutting inhouse.
Die Engineering at Chrysler
by J. P. McGuire
...evolves to meet the challenges, and opportunities, afforded by the growing use of advanced high-strength steels in automotive body-in-white structures.
Take What You Know About Stamping Presses
...and throw it out the window, because servo-driven mechanical presses are becoming the rule, not the exception. As a result, the rules of the stamping game have changed, forever.
Coilers, Payoffs
by Robert Kotynski
...and the proper methods of installing and maintaining them.
Creating a New Deal for Middle Managers
by Bruce Broman

 

Tooling Technology

Coating Makes Drawing Stainless Painless
Beset with galling and cup tearing, Penn United Technologies sought a solution for drawing stainless-steel cups. The metalformer found one: a physical-vapor-deposition (PVD) tool coating.

 

Commentaries

"You Dont Have to be Smart
...you just have to be smart enough to learn from others."
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Dome Embossments Provide Forming Knowledge
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Increasing Press Speed and Efficiency
What you don't know can hurt your bottom line.
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
How Many Pro-Union Buttons Can Be Worn at Work? Ask StarbucksWeb Exclusive!
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke

 

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