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MetalForming Magazine

September 2013 Issue

Volume 47, Number 9


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Cover Article

Walking-Beam Transfer Line Epitomizes Flexibility
by Brad Kuvin
A nine-press transfer line can produce stampings fully loaded, or by using any combination less than nine presses. The options it provides this job-shop stamper are boundless.

 

Articles

An Under-the-Floor-Mounted Conveying Solution
by Brad Kuvin
...takes automated laser cutting to the next level, allowing this OEM to run lights-out and process 110,000 lbs. of sheet and plate per week.
How to Optimize Waterjet-Cutting Performance
by Tim Holcomb
Test the water quality, and invest in technology that enables a waterjet-cutting machine controller to monitor and adjust for changes in workpiece-material thickness and surface qualitythese are just two of the six tips offered here.
ERP, the Next Generation: The Final Frontier?
by Cindy Jutras
Like the voyages of Star Trek that tested the nerves of the captain and crew of the USS Enterprise, ERP often has been an adventure, testing the nerves of CIOs and other business executives. As the next generation of ERP continues to evolve, are you evolving with it, or are you stuck in the darkness of the 20th century?
Ten Hut! ERP Implementation Basic Training
by Eric Kimberling
Adopt Leading Technology Strategies to Become an Industry Leader
by Peter Pearce
Metalforming-company leaders cannot stand still. To leapfrog competitors requires an understanding of the market and leveraging of new technology. Start by incorporating analytical data in new s, and becoming more intimate with customers.
Metal-Cored Wire for Welding Galvanized Steel Full Speed Ahead
by Kevin Pagano and Deryck Hart
Galvanized steel's most positive attributes also make the material challenging to weld. Run metal-cored wire in place of solid wire to minimize the likelihood of burnthrough and weld porosity, without slowing down.

 

Commentaries

Value Diversity? Walk the Walk
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Opt for Qualitative, Rather Than Quantitative, Analysis of Steel Data
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Press-Shop Maintenance
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Assessing a Company's International Preparedness
Best Practices by Bob Dobrowsky
Die-Change Die-Setting Safety
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke

 

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