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MetalForming Magazine

January 2018 Issue

Volume 52, Number 1


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Cover Article

Trends in Coil Feeding
by Louis A. Kren
...include power uncoiling for tougher, thicker material; flexibility to handle higher- and lower-gauge product; and more.

 

Articles

Servo Advantages: How They're Applied
by Louis A. Kren
We know about precise control of slide motion throughout the stroke...but here's what it means for part quality and tool life.
Laser Cutting: System Capabilities and Ease of Use Continue to Advance
by Joe Jancsurak
Cutting heads with automated adjustments, intuitive user interfaces and advanced systems for newcomers are just some of the recent innovations.
Rapid Fab-Shop Growth
...occurs on the broad shoulders of new sheetmetal-fabrication CAD-CAM software, driving productivity gains when it comes to sheetmetal nesting and programming of laser-cutting machines, press brakes and turret-press punching operations.
Design for Manufacturing: Guidelines for Sheetmetal Fabrication
by Usha B. Trivedi
Follow these tips to improve productivity and minimize, or eliminate, costly and wasteful engineering change orders.

 

Commentaries

A Duty-Cycle Reality Check
Welding Well by Doug Smith
Suppliers + Manufacturers = Industry Success
Editorial by Roy Hardy
See the Future by Exploring the Past
The Science of Forming by Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D.
Four Things Die Setters Need to Know for Safe and Accurate Setups
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz

 

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