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MetalForming Magazine

July 2010 Issue

Volume 44, Number 7

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Cover Article

Servo-Electric Punching, Bending Fuels Productivity Push
A Denver manufacturer of electrical power-distribution products upgrades its sheetmetal-fabricating operations with a new servo-electric turret punch press and press brake combo.



Metalforming Technology Critical to the Future Steel Vehicle
by Brad Kuvin
Vehicles of the future will not be shaped and assembled like they are today--that's the message that rang through the halls of the Great Designs in Steel conference held in June, where automotive engineers learned how rollforming, hot stamping and other forming processes will make their presence felt sooner rather than later.
Productivity-Improving Obstacles Fall Like Dominos
by Brad Kuvin
...thanks to new press controls installed on 10 coil-fed progressive-die presses. Production efficiency: Up 30 percent. Die crashes: Slashed by 75 percent. Die-repair costs: Down 60 percent.


Tooling Technology

Coatings Enhance the Diemaker's Craftsmanship
by Brad Kuvin
Die coaters Richter Precision and Teikuro approach the metalforming market from somewhat different angles, with both committed to enhancing their die-coating practices and products to ensure the 100,000th hit looks just like the first.



You Don't Have to Invent--Just Innovate
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Precision: Pick your Targets
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
Worst-Case Scenario--Good or Bad?
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
A Close Shave
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Sensor Fundamentals, Part 2--Motion
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
What's the Risk of an Outdated or No Estate Plan? Lose Half of Your Wealth to the IRS
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
Law Limiting Employee Workplace Intentional Tort Claims Against Employers Upheld
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke



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