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MetalForming Magazine

April 2011 Issue

Volume 45, Number 4

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Cover Article

Hydraulic Presses Surging into the Marketplace
by Brad Kuvin
Press performance improves as new technology infiltrates, including developments in closed-loop control systems and upgrades to valves and pumps. Here, hydraulic-press manufacturers describe all thats new and explain how metalformers can leverage new presses to elevate their status.



So You're Thinking About Medical Device Manufacturing?
by Jeff Jenkins
Consider this a primer for organizations looking to leverage opportunities within the medical-device industry.


Tooling Technology

Sensoring for In-Die Tapping
by L. Ray Osborne check for the presence of a pretapped hole as well as sufficient tap penetration, even in the event of tap wear.



Healthy Companies Beget Healthy Employees
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Presentations: Keep it Simple
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
More s to Let Your Supplier Help
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Tool Repair by Welding
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Revitalizing a Used Mechanical Power Press, Part 3: What's in Control?
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
Succession, Estate and Lifetime Planning--Three Natural Companions for Family Businesses
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman



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