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MetalForming Magazine

October 2010 Issue

Volume 44, Number 10

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Cover Article

FABTECH Heads to Hotlanta
More than 20,000 manufacturing professionals will flock to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, November 2-4, for FABTECH, North Americas largest metalforming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, including the PMA METALFORM technology area and the AWS Welding Show.



The Learning Event of the Year is Here
Weld Appearance Counts, Even on Fabricated Prison Doors
by Brad Kuvin
The move to push-pull circuitry, implemented on a custom resistance-welding machine used to fabricate prison doors, improves weld-process control and quality, slashes labor content while boosting throughput, while reducing power consumption by 20 percent.


Tooling Technology

Assembly Automation Think Out of the Box, and In the Die
by Brad Kuvin
Assembling parts in the die rather than using secondary operations provides metalformers with a powerful weapon against escalating high costs due to secondary production equipment, wasteful material handling and the buildup of work-in-process inventory.



Get Out the Vote
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
More on Social Media: Blog Basics--Part 1
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
n-Value Q&A
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Punch Tip and Head Pressures
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Mutual Interference
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev



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