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MetalForming Magazine

September 2017 Issue

Volume 51, Number 9


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Cover Article

Flap Discs
by Rick Hopkins and Ron McCarthy
...can save time, money and material when working with thinner material.

 

Articles

QDC Success for Munitions Plant
Heavy tooling and limited space are no match for a unique arrangement, which cuts die changeover from days to less than a single shift.
Electro-Hydraulic Motion Controller
by Jason Palmer, Delta Computer Systems Inc.
...enables upgrades to railcar-wheel assembly via a simpler, streamlined system.
Hydraulic Presses: Frame Selection
by Jeremy Neil
There's a variety of press frames, and each offers advantages depending on the application. Here's a rundown.
Automatic Panel Bending Schools the Competition
by Louis A. Kren
This Chicago fabricator leverages technology to solidify itself as a top supplier of carts, furniture and more to K-through-12 educational customers.
5 Best Practices for Achieving Lean Press-Brake Operations
by Steve Brown
Simple changes can go a long way toward improving productivity, reducing waste and increasing revenue.
ERP Ties Everything Together for Multi-Plant Job Shop
by Louis A. Kren
Dalsin Industries leverages the power of a new ERP system to ensure that quality product is profitably delivered on time to its customers.

 

Commentaries

Expanded Servo-Technology Conference, New Editor Highlight All That's New at MetalForming
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
n and m Values Are Important When Forming
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
The Anatomy of a Deep-Drawn Cup
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
OSHA Citations and Fines Dismissed in Refinery-Explosion Case
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke

 

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