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MetalForming Magazine

August 2009 Issue

Volume 43, Number 11

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Cover Article

Wind and Solar Energy Where are the Opportunities for Metalformers?
by Brad Kuvin
MetalForming interviews Loch McCabe, president of Shepherd Advisors, a specialty management-consulting firm in Ann Arbor, MI, whose mission is to foster economic wealth and planetary health through the robust commercialization and deployment of clean technologies. Learn more at (Mr. McCabe wishes to thank Bharath Iyengar for helping to answer some of the questions posed here.)



Assembly Expo to Feature Medical-Device Assembly Pavilion
Assembly Technology Expo and its four pavilions--Electronics Midwest, Wire Harness Process Solutions, Medical Device Assembly/Automation, and Sensors and Vision--lands at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, September 22-24
Do You Have What It Takes to Move into the Medical Market?
by Brad Kuvin
Medical-product OEMs and suppliers paint the picture: An expanding market for metalformed parts and assemblies, requiring suppliers well-versed in quality management, loaded with design expertise, and equipped to provide short lead times and custom products. Do you see yourself in the picture?


Tooling Technology

Troubleshooting In-Die Fastening Systems
by Roger Patton
Keep your in-die fastening equipment in tip-top shape by paying close attention to four major areas: the fasteners, the feed system, the in-die tools (sometimes referred to as insertion heads) and the control system.



There is No Magic Bullet, Just Blood, Guts and Determination
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Going Green: How to Genuinely Enhance Your Sales Proposition
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
More About Springs and Springback
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Angular Piercing and Punching
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Profound Neglect
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
Supreme Court Deals Blow to 401(k) Plans
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
Changes to the Meaning of Disability Under the ADA, Part 2
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke



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