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MetalForming Magazine

September 2018 Issue

Volume 52, Number 9


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Cover Article

Stamper's Success Is To Die For
by Joe Jancsurak
Equipment and process changes ensure quicker die changes, increased press uptime and more at Northern Stamping, Inc.

 

Articles

New Feeds--the Ideal Route for Auto Supplier
by Louis A. Kren
Downtime and cost comparisons led Yorozu Automotive Tennessee to opt for new feeder-straightener packages rather than rebuilds. Future work also impacted the decision.
Cellular Manufacturing Evolves
by Louis A. Kren
The term, a buzzword about a decade ago, takes on new meaning with the advent of advanced software and communication that enables closer tie-in of highly capable machines and material to production needs.
Gasket Manufacturer Slashes Production Time with Waterjet Cutting
High-rail gantry systems enable AP Services to reduce gasket-cut times from hours to minutes.
Managing Organizational Change--a.k.a. Juggling
by Jeff Carr
What is organizational change and why it matters, or should.
Auto Industry's Efforts to Lighten Up Create Lubrication Challenges
by Dr. Nancy McGuire
The trend toward lightweight vehicle parts drives changes in manufacturing processes and metalworking fluids.
Engineering the Press Stroke Using Servo Technology
by Brad Kuvin
State-of-the-art motion-control technology in presses, transfer systems, coil lines and even within the die itself allows stampers to customize all of the action in and around the press stroke. Result: optimum press-line performance.

 

Commentaries

Choosing an Air-Cooled GMAW Gun and Consumables
Welding Well
Metalformers and Sheetmetal Fabricators Need a Shot of Youth
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Steel Terminology Part 1: Better Forming Grades
The Science of Forming by Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D.
Danny Schaeffler, with 30 years of materials and applications experience, is co-founder of 4M Partners, LLC and founder and president of Engineering Quality Solutions (EQS). EQS provides product-applications assistance to materials and manufacturing companies; 4M teaches fundamentals and practical details of material properties, forming technologies, processes and troubleshooting needed to form high-quality components. Schaeffler, who also spent 10 years at LTV Steel Co., received his Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Materials Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Danny Schaeffler Tel. 248/66-STEEL E-mail ds@eqsgroup.com: or Danny@learning4m.com
Finding Solutions for Wear
Tooling by Design

 

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