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MetalForming Magazine

March 2009 Issue

Volume 43, Number 3

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Cover Article

Automated Blank Destacking--How Much Do You Need?
Mind these tips when deciding on the level of automation. Heres one: Consider your part mix, line load, press capacities, operating costs, quality standards and related workplace-safety issues. They all will impact the level of destacking automation required.



A Better to Move Scrap
Cannon Automotive employs automated scrap handling to improve press uptime, efficiently move and store material, and save on stamping lubricant.
Is Welding Automation Right for Your Operation?
by Kevin Summers, Rob Ryan and Thomas Jaeger
Converting a semiautomatic welding process to a fast, productive and fully automated process requires much more than just deciding to do so, and then investing the money and time to make it happen.
Better Part Nesting Brings Fab Results
by Thomas R. Cutler
Incorporating part-nesting software on its fabricating equipment has enabled Johnson Controls to save significant dollars via material savings and productivity improvements.


Tooling Technology

Create a Die-Change Standard, and Never Stop Improving
by Michael P. Schollmeier
Efforts toward continuous improvement in the pressroom should include a never-ending search for s to decrease die-change times. Such is the case at tailor-welded-blank manufacturer TWB Co.



Building Bridges, Avoiding Potholes
Editorial by William E. Gaskin
Living on the Edge
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Forming Aluminum Stampings--Part 1
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Dont Lose Sensor Expertise
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
Ohio Intentional Workplace Torts: Deliberate Intent to Injure or Substantial Certainty?
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke
Technical Conference Tailored for Todays Challenges
BackTalk by Lou Kren



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