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MetalForming Magazine

November 2009 Issue

Volume 43, Number 10

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Cover Article

The Morality of Manufacturing
by Brad Kuvin
PMA Chair for 2010 Gretchen Zierick, president of Zierick Manufacturing, reminds us that America once stood for entrepreneurship, capitalism and freedom, but that weve lost our . Our industrys leaders, with the help of PMA and other industry associations, must help get the country back on track.



Robots Slide and Glide
by Brad Kuvin
Three stamping-press-tending robots at metal-furniture manufacturer The HON Co. ride floor rails to move from press to press, serving up sheetmetal blanks to two-station transfer dies.
Takeover Work, Diversification Justify Press-Line Purchase
by Brad Kuvin
Opportunity knocks at the door of a metal stamper that invests in a 600-ton presstwice the capacity of its other pressesas it actively pursues new paths to prosperity, even in these challenging times.
New Press Controls Push Press Uptime Higher, PPMs Lower
by Brad Kuvin
An investment in state-of-the-art press- automation controls delivers a boost in uptime and a significant drop in internal PPM, and frees up the toolroom to focus on sensor installations rather than emergency die repairs.


Tooling Technology

Tool Steel Considerations for Lean Manufacturing
by Gary Maddock



Much to be Learned by Asking Questions
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Tradeshows: Making Meaningful Connections
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
Sheetmetal Failures: Fracture or Necking?
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Pressing Questions...and Answers
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Rethink Everything
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
New Law, Strategies and Info to Make You Wealthy or Wealthier
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
Unpreventable Employee Misconduct Defense A State OSHA Agency Seeks to Redefine It
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke



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