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MetalForming Magazine

March 2008 Issue

Volume 42, Number 3

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Cover Article

'Bama Bound--Regional METALFORM
Make plans now for METALFORM, April 1-3 in Birmingham, AL.



Less Power, More Production from New Press Brakes
by Lou Kren
Wisco Industries saves power and time by upgrading to all-electric and electric-hydraulic equipment.
Reusable Packaging has Stampers Thinking Green
by Brad Kuvin
Green not only as in environmental friendliness, but in the investment required by stampers and their customers to move from disposable to reusable packaging.
The R&D Tax Credit, Part II--It Does Apply to You
by Scott Schmidt
An article explaining the R&D tax credit appeared in the January issue of MetalForming. In this follow-up article, three metal-stamping companies describe how they successfully applied the tax credit, and how they used their new-found cash.
Educational Conference
More than 40 presentations address metalforming from shop floor to top floor.


Tooling Technology

Safer, Faster Die Changes
by Brad Kuvin
The move from small single-stage dies to large 1000-lb. progressive dies easily justified the investment in a new die cart, for safety and productivity reasons.



How Valuable Is One Data Point?
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
High Stress for Stampers and Die Shops
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Sensors for the South
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
Thinking of Making Your Kid a Stockholder?
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
Buddy, Can Ya Spare an Engineer?
BackTalk by Lou Kren



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Tooling Update




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