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MetalForming Magazine

June 2010 Issue

Volume 44, Number 6

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Cover Article

Modular, Flexible Conveyors Sustainability and Total Cost of Ownership
by Amy Defayette
Cellular manufacturing and requirements for custom packaging to support just-in-time production by OEMs are just two forces acting on suppliers. Careful conveyor selection can counter those forces and lead to more efficient part handling and packaging.



Magnets Grip Where Cups Can't
by Brad Kuvin
A Tower Automotive plant quickens tandem-line changeovers thanks to low-profile magnets that allow easy retrofits to existing suction-cup tools.
Recreating History with Modern Technology
Variations on a racecar builders obsession with weld quality.


Tooling Technology

Quick Die Change--The Process
by Lee Ellard
Sure, suppliers aplenty stand ready to provide stampers with a slew of products designed to expedite die changes. But to ensure the money is spent wisely, first carefully plan the process and organize the shop floor.



On the Rebound
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Pulse Faster: Pick up your Pace
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
Lack of Good Data Leads to Disaster
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
High-Strength Stampings
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Sensor Fundamentals, Part 1 Targets: Edges and Surfaces
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
Would You Invest Four Hours to Stop the IRS from Taking One-Half of Your Wealth?
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
OSHA's New Severe Violator Enforcement Program--More Intensive Inspections
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke



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