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MetalForming Magazine

June 2009 Issue

Volume 43, Number 6

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Cover Article

PMA Awards of Excellence 2009
Nine companies, in eight categories, represent the best our industry offers.



Fundamentals of Mechanical-Press Design
Information for this article comes from the MetalForming Handbook, by Schuler GmbH, published in July 1998 by Springer. The hardcover book, 568 pages, is available on
Influx of Link-Motion Presses Pays Dividends in Mexico
Mexican metalformer Gobar Systems leverages mechanical-press technology to boost productivity as well as diversify into nonautomotive markets.
When Packaging, No Rust is a Must
by Lou Kren
In the battle against oxidation, new-generation volatile corrosion inhibitors fit the bill for parts large and small.
Ford Flies with Robotic Press Tending
by Lou Kren
Replacing aging automation with new robotic technology yields lightning-fast press-to-press part transfer at this automotive OEMs Woodhaven, MI, stamping plant.
Error-Free Automated Assembly a Money Saver
by Chris Daniel
An inhouse-designed automated-staking assembly cell economically eliminates human error in producing seating components for this Tennessee automotive supplier.


Tooling Technology

Copper-Alloy Die Insert Tackles Tough Dual-Phase Draw
by Brad Kuvin
Experiencing a die-insert failure after only 7500 hits sends out a call for help dealing with an automotive-seat stamping of dual-phase steel.



Survival Tips
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Trade Events: Maximize Results by Closing New Business
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
Understanding the Behavior of Sheetmetal
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Stretching and Drawing
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
David & Goliath
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
There is More to Winning the Tax Game than Legally Beating Up the IRS
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
Changes to the Meaning of "Disability" Under the ADA--Part 1
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke
Hot Air Fuels Wind-Energy Debate
BackTalk by Lou Kren



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