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MetalForming Magazine

January 2017 Issue

Volume 51, Number 1


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Cover Article

Optimizing Transfer-System Motion--The Money is in SPM
by Brad Kuvin
Simulation of transfer-press motion only to verify interference-free processing isnt good enough. Stampers should aim to optimize motion curves, following the advice offered here, to eke out additional strokes/min. (SPM) from their transfer presses.

 

Articles

Automated Press-Brake Technology
by Brad Kuvin
...has fabricator looking beyond the numbers.
A New Game in Town: What to Expect from Washington, D.C.
by Omar Nashashibi
The election of Donald Trump, backed by a Republican majority in Congress, promises a decidedly different course of action by the U.S. government. Read on to see what may be in the offing.
Not Your Father's Feeder
by Louis A. Kren
Thanks to advancements in servo-motor design and performance, as well as a controls revolution and other improvements to tackle tougher materials, press-feed systems perform better than ever.
Fiber-Laser Cutting to the Rescue
by Louis A. Kren
Quicker lead time, faster response to part design changes, better service for low-volume customers...for these reasons and more, Weber Specialties couldn't be happier about its new addition.
Confused About Tool Coatings? These Tips Will Help
by Jeremy Edson
Key areas abound where manufacturers can identify stamping challenges and narrow coating options to avoid a lack of success or, worse, even more problems.

 

Commentaries

Finding Manufacturing's Fountain of Youth
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Coping with the New Steel Properties and Processes
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Technology Forum for Die Shops
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz

 

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