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MetalForming Magazine

March 2010 Issue

Volume 44, Number 3

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Cover Article

New Coating Prevents Punch Ends from Ripping Off
Longer punch life keeps the presses running at this Connecticut automotive-parts supplier.



Appliance OEM Lovin' Lubrication as a to Boost OEE
by Brad Kuvin
Using roller-application systems to apply a new synthetic lube eliminates die-maintenance headaches in an Electrolux pressroom, contributing to the firm's efforts to increase overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
Tips for Improving Gas-Tungsten-Arc-Welding Productivity
by Jack Fulcer
While extremely versatile, gas-tungsten-arc welding is not als easy to perform. Follow the five tips offered here to optimize your likelihood of success.


Tooling Technology

In-Die Hydraulics to Manage Force Distribution
by Brad Kuvin
All-hydraulic force-management systems for use in the die give metalformers flexibility--the ability to run dies in any press, with or without a cushion--as well as high tonnage in a small space and, of course, controllable pad delay.



Continue to Innovate--Recession or Not
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
E-mail Marketing: New Media Primer
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
Have You Upgraded Your Troubleshooting Process?
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Punching Holes with Sharp Corners
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
When Free Costs Too Much
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
Could This Be the End of All Your Estate Tax Problems?
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
FMLA Leave Employee Termination for Unprotected Absences Upheld
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke



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