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MetalForming Magazine

February 2011 Issue

Volume 45, Number 2

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The Past, Present and Future of Die Design
by Raymond Proeber
Back in the day, high-tech die design was an electric eraser to go along with your drafting machine. By the early '90s, 2D CAD programs became prevalent, as did specialized die-design-specific software packages for these programs. Where are we today? Read on...



Transfer-Press Quartet Sings a Sweet Song of Success
by Brad Kuvin
Having installed four new big-bed transfer presses in 6 yr., Canadian automotive supplier Fleetwood Metal Industries has experienced a four-fold increase in revenue since the early 1990s.
Process Integration:The Key to a Profitable, Lean Punching Operation
by Cary Teeple
Here's a lesson in how sheetmetal fabricators can increase profitability by reducing operating expenses and inventory, and increase throughput, with the flexibility to get what you want, where you want it, when it needs to be there.
The Four Streams of Your Networking River
by Dr. Ivan Misner
A master networker seeks first to help others. Go in with the idea of helping people solve problems and improve their business. By making friends first you will gain customers later.



Rub Elbows and Gain Customers
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
HR Challenges: Retaining and Gaining Talent
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
Why Sheetmetal Grain Size is Important
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Managing Press Loads, Part 2: Press Selection
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Revitalizing a Used Mechanical Press, Part 2: Is Your Ram on the Level?
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
Estate Planning Turns into Lifetime Planning
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
Eleven Safety Resolutions for 2011
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke



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