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MetalForming Magazine

June 2017 Issue

Volume 51, Number 6


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Cover Article

Advanced Functions of Arc-Welding Wire Feeders and Controls
by Greg Stauffer
New arc-welding wire feeders place the brains inside the welding system, allowing manufacturers to better manage weld quality, improve consistency, and reduce setup and cycle time.

 

Articles

Lubricant Labeling--Out with MSDS
by Steve Lowery and Lloyd Hundley
...and in with new safety datasheets. As of June 1, 2016, OSHA requires use of a new 16-part international communication protocol that provides for a uniform, user-friendly method for identifying chemical hazards and specifying protective measures and safety precautions.
Success in Medical Stamping
by Tim Lynch
...depends on high-speed precision presses backed by state-of-the-art support equipment. Blending that with advanced knowledge of customer needs can win coveted medical work.
Combo Machines: It's All About Throughput
by Lou Kren
Punching machines and laser cutters each bring advantages to the table and even more advantages when punching and cutting on the same table.
A Three-Pronged Approach to Greatness
by George Keremedjiev
This Canadian stamper defines its journey to excellence in productivity via three defined activities: error proofing, skills training, and mastery of its enterprise-resource-planning software.

 

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Are You an Employer of Choice?
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Examining the Secrets of Shaping Sheetmetal
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Higher Strength Requires Higher Levels of Knowledge
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz

 

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