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MetalForming Magazine

October 2011 Issue

Volume 45, Number 10

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Cover Article

Chicago Rolls Out the Red Carpet for FABTECH 2011
Beginning November 14, McCormick Place will play host to more than 32,000 visitors and 1200 exhibiting companies. The show floor will teem with equipment for stamping, fabricating, welding and finishing.



FABTECH 2011 Educational Program
...offers something for everyone, including presentations on best practices, emerging trends and proven solutions for metalformers small and large. In addition to what's described here, attendees also can attend sessions on cutting, welding, finishing and tube and pipe fabrication. For more information on the Fabtech 2011 educational sessions and to register to attend, visit education.cfm.
FABTECH 2011--Exhibitors in the METALFORM Technology Area
as of September 6, 2011
Stamper Sold on Three-Phase Mid-Frequency Resistance Welding
by Tom Snow
Metrican Stamping Corp. retrofits a single-phase AC resistance-welding machine with three-phase mid-frequency DC inverter technology. ROI is based on savings in cycle time, consumable life and power consumption.
Hot Stamping: An Ecomomic Leapfrog
by George Keremedjiev
Hot stamping may provide a leapfrogging mechanism that can open doors for Tier Two and Three metalformers, as there is an immediate need for hundreds of hot-stamped automotive parts just in the United States alone, not to mention the rest of North America.
What Every CIO Should Know About ERP Implementation
by Eric Kimberling


Tooling Technology

Zero Defects with Problematic Dies
by Drew Stevens
Mistake-proofing in the pressroom is a key element to consistently producing the highest quality products. Here we present three examples of stamping companies faced with problematic tools, and the solutions that eliminated defects at the press.



Fabulous FABTECH Provides Fuel for Your Mojo
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Tradeshow PR: Top-10 Do's and Don'ts
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
Two More Tools for the Troubleshooting Toolbox
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Hole Extrusions--Part 1
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Sensor Excellence at Tower Automotive
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
A Tax Marriage Made in Heaven
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman



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