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MetalForming Magazine

March 2014 Issue

Volume 48, Number 3


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Cover Article

Troubleshooting Mig Welding of Aluminum
by Galen White
Follow the guidelines offered here to prevent weld cracking, porosity and discoloration, and avoid wire-feeding problems when welding aluminum.

 

Articles

New Controls Put Press Order on Hold
Investing in new press-automation controls and an added dose of in-die sensing has increased productivity and quality at Tenere, Inc., without adding more stamping lines. Output has increased by 60 to 100 percent on most jobs.
Manufacturers Keep the Waterjet-Cutting Technology Developments Flowing
by Brad Kuvin
Versatility, accuracy and minimal impact on workpiece-material propertiesthese and other attributes of waterjet-cutting machines have the tools at the top of the "must-have" list of many metalformers. Here's a sampling of the latest/greatest new technology recently introduced by waterjet manufacturers, some seen for the first time at FABTECH 2013 last fall in Chicago.
Ready; Set; Lean
by Ricky Hanson
A sheetmetal-fabricating industry veteran shares some thoughts on eliminating waste, continuous improvement and shortening the time between order and cash.
The Hidden Costs of Accidents
The hidden, or uninsured, costs of an accident can be four to 10 times greater than the dollar amount covered by insurance. Reducing accidents through an effective loss-control program is like having an additional salesperson on your team.

 

Commentaries

Equipped to Win a Gold Medal in Manufacturing
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Track and Eliminate Rogue Forces
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Forming and Flanging AHSS Material
Tooling by Design
Survey Says: The Metalforming Industry is Strong
Best Practices by Bob Dobrowsky

 

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