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MetalForming Magazine

April 2009 Issue

Volume 43, Number 4

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Cover Article

Forming Higher-Strength Steels
by Stuart Keeler and Pete Ulintz
Higher-strength steels perform differently during forming than other grades. Find out how and why, and how to prepare tooling to meet these forming challenges.



A Devotion to Innovation
by Brad Kuvin
Research and development projects such as large-part PVD coating and high-velocity electromagnetic forming are game changers for American Trim as it looks to stay upfront with new technology on behalf of its transportation and appliance customers.
Press Controls--What's New?
by Lou Kren
Not up to speed on controls? That's not surprising, given how they've evolved in recent years. Read on for an update.
Automated Turret Press Triggers Growth for Captive Sheetmetal Shop
by Brad Kuvin
A new CNC turret punch press with automated material handling partners with a new CNC servo-electric press brake to allow this manufacturer of tool-storage products--cabinets, drawers, etc.--to bring back inhouse all of its sheetmetal-fabrication services.


Tooling Technology

The Future of Factoring is Here and Now--Why Alternative Lending May Be the Best Interim Solution to Counter the Sour Credit Market
by Mike Semanco
Tooling Up for High-Strength Steel
by Lou Kren
Like your mom als said, put that coat on. And when considering a tool coating, keep in mind the many s that forming high-strength steel affects the decision.



Business as Usual? Not a Chance
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Diversifying in a Stressed Economy, Part 1
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
Defining Advanced High-Strength Steels
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Springback in High-Strength Steel Stampings "Compensation is Not Commensurate with Experience"
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Eliminating Expensive Dies and Presses
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
Your Qualified Plan Is a Terrible Tax Trap; Heres How to Escape
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
New Regulatory Issues That Can Impact You
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke
Profiting from Partnership
BackTalk by Lou Kren



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