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MetalForming Magazine

January 2013 Issue

Volume 47, Number 1


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Cover Article

Press Line Addresses Setup-Time Reduction Start to Finish
by Lou Kren
A new mechanical-press line, tasked with a multitude of low-volume job runs, incorporates time savers from one end to the other, bringing faster job setup, top-notch mistake-proofing and much-improved productivity.

 

Articles

Aging Presses Ripe for Renewal
by Brad Kuvin
Old mechanical stamping presses never (or rarely) die, and no one knows this better than the crew at X-Cel Tooling. Here we find refurbished big-bed high-tonnage presses taking die tryout to new levels of part size and complexity. Production stamping is even on the menu now.
Product-Cost Management Speeds Response Times
...and business growth at Steel Fabrication Inc., enabling the metalforming and fabricating company to respond more efficiently to customer requests for quotes, respond to more requests overall, and immediately determine whether or not a job fits into its "sweet spot."
Euro BLECH 2012 Innovation and Solutions at Every Turn
by Brad Kuvin
Six s to Make Your Website Produce More Leads
by Tom Bonine
Getting prospects to check out your website is good--but turning them into leads and then clients is even better. Do you know how to gather client info and use it to increase conversions?
More than Metals--Waterjet Technology Opens Doors
by Dr. David A. Summers

 

Commentaries

Show 'em What You've Got
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Do Higher Strength Steels Have Less Formability? Part 1
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Outsourcing Stamping Dies
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Managing the Risks of Contingent Labor
Human Capital by Debbie McGrath

 

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