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MetalForming Magazine

November 2016 Issue

Volume 50, Number 11


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Cover Article

Waterjet Cutter Defines Diversity
by Brad Kuvin
Born in 1990 as an HVAC ductwork fabricator, CSM Mechanical has evolved into a full-blown custom sheet and plate fabricator. The latest tool in its arsenal: a five-axis waterjet-cutting machine used not only to carve up a variety of materials, but also to fabricate custom press-brake tooling.

 

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Do You Place a Dollar Value on Downtime?
by Brad Kuvin
If not, then youre likely operating at a disadvantage in an increasingly competitive market. Heres one metalformer's strategy for diminishing downtime, leveraging Industry 4.0 technology, with impressive results to show for it.
It's All About Sheetmetal Velocity
by Brad Kuvin
...through upstream operations at OEM ice-merchandiser manufacturer Leer, Inc. And, that velocity has increased considerably due to installation of an integrated, automated flexible manufacturing system combining a shear/punch machine and panel bender.
Women of Excellence in the Metalforming Industry
Congratulations to MetalForming magazine's Women of Excellence Award winners!

 

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Industry 4.0, Level 101
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
A Graphical Explanation of n-Value
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Emerging Technologies and Workforce Development
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz

 

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