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MetalForming Magazine

July 2013 Issue

Volume 47, Number 7


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25 Years Ago, Metal Stamping Magazine Became MetalForming
by Brad Kuvin
...and with the name change came an entirely new editorial mission and perspective. Please join us in this look back, not only at how the magazine has evolved but also how forming and fabricating technology has developed to help metalformers meet the challenges of the times.

 

Articles

Building a Strong Workforce, Generation by Generation
The U.S. metalforming workforce now includes three generations, each with different values, work styles, strengths and challenges. As with all types of diversity in the workplace, generational differences can lead to conflict. But differences also can be leveraged to create innovation.
Metalformer Takes ERP to the Cloud
by Brad Kuvin
...and as a result improves lot traceability, inventory accuracy and quarantine control, and reduces its cost of poor quality. And, as implementation and application continues to expand throughout the company, more benefits surely are on the way.
Remanufacturing Resistance-Welding Machines
by Tom Snow
With light-duty "throw-away" industrial machinery becoming more common, many well-known brands of resistance-welding machines from the last century are well worth the cost of remanufacturing and updating to new machine specifications.
Study Mission to Japan: In Search of the New Age of Quality
by Brad Kuvin
Japanese manufacturers speak eloquently of the country's rebirth as a nation of quality, founded on a new era of Monozukuri or value creation. In our recent week-long tour of Japanese manufacturing facilities, courtesy of Amada, it's evident that the country has indeed carved out a new age of quality.

 

Commentaries

The 25-yr. Lesson: Profits Require Differentiation and Leverage
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Forming Steel--The Positive and the Negative
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Controlling Sheetmetal Flow
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Non-Compliance, and the Knowledge of a Supervisor
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke
Ignite Innovation: Engage your Employees
Human Capital by Debbie McGrath

 

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