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MetalForming Magazine

August 2011 Issue

Volume 45, Number 8

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Cover Article

Coil-Line Upgrades: Brains, not Brawn
by Willie Chacko, Joe Gentilia and Dave Laws
This article focuses on coil-line upgrades and what can be achieved without buying new. Not that buying new is not a good option; it's just not the only one.



What Every CIO Should Know About ERP Implementations
by Eric Kimberling
Don't Confuse How You Deploy ERP with How You Pay For It
by Cindy Jutras
Factors Affecting ERP Implementation Costs
by Frank Scavo
Perforated Metals Add Punch to Product Designs
by Brad Kuvin
We spoke with the Industrial Perforators Association and association member company Ferguson Perforating for a close look at the unique metal-perforating process, which competes with thermal hole-drilling processes due, in part, to its ability to create thousands of holes per minute without creating a heat-affected zone.
Use the Measurement of Leadership, Communication and Teamwork
by Susan Lesser a catalyst for sustainable culture change to ensure that your company ends up on top. If you only measure, manage and improve the same items as your competition, you will not differentiate yourself.
Press Installed Lickety-Split
by Brad Kuvin
It's never good to suffer a press outage, but when such an outage occurs during peak seasonal production, the crisis reaches code red.


Tooling Technology

Tool Coatings Keep Truck-Part Maker in the Fast Lane
Combining ideal performance with the capacity to coat large details, Pentaflex has hit on a winning tool-coating formula.



Coming Soon: The Manufacturing ERP Experience
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Manufacturing: The Engine of Prosperity
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
How Reliable are Your Test Results?
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Surface Coatings for Draw Steels--A Time and a Place
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Die Designs and Sensor Wiring
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
A Real-Life Succession-Planning Horror Story
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman



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Materials & Coatings

Safety Update

Tooling Update

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