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MetalForming Magazine

December 2010 Issue

Volume 44, Number 12

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Cover Article

PMA Awards of Excellence 2010
The Precision Metalforming Association honored 2010 award winners with a special presentation at FABTECH in November in Atlanta, GA.



Jersey Stamper Rides West Coast Wave into Sheetmetal Fabrication
by Brad Kuvin
Durex Inc., one of the most vertically integrated contract manufacturing operations you'll find, invests in new fabrication technology to boost employee morale and impress prospective customers. Did the dice roll pay off? Read on to find out.
Automated Scrap-Handling System at the Core of a New Stamping Plant
When this metal stamper elected to build a new facility, it explored every opportunity to increase efficiencies, improve quality, increase press uptime and reduce maintenance costs. A new underground scrap conveying line filled the bill.


Tooling Technology

High-Octane Slitting Sparks Lean Sheetmetal Fabricating
by Brad Kuvin
Nibbling or shearing to separate parts fabricated on turret punch presses caused an array of challenges for Kelly Fabricators. Now the firm uses an innovative slitting tool that scores the sheetmetal to enable quick and easy parts separating, eliminating secondary operations.



2008 Sales at 60 Percent Labor Costs
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Section 179: Buy and Sell Before Time's Up
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
Higher Strength Steel Options Keep Growing
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Stamping-Die Failure Analysis
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Cost Justification for a Sensor Program
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
Many Family Business Owners Fear Succession Planning; Lets Calm Those Fears
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
Iowas Pregnancy Discrimination Law Applies to a New Mom
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke



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