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MetalForming Magazine

September 2011 Issue

Volume 45, Number 9

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Cover Article

The U.S. Automotive Supply Chain at a crossroads. A newly released comprehensive study from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, describes the implications of an industry in transformation.



HVAC Contractor/Fabricator Provides "Turnkey Comfort Systems"
by Brad Kuvin
Rapid expansion of the Building Information Modeling process aims to provide precisely designed and fabricated building elements, including HVAC-system components, to those working in the field, to relieve them of unproductive and costly struggles with fitup during assembly.
Dry Lube Makes Draw Rings into Workhorses
by Brad Kuvin Bristol Compressors, where eight hydraulic-press production lines draw-redraw as a many as 15,000 compressor housing parts per day. Draw-ring life is measured in years, due in part to the dry lube applied to the blanks.


Tooling Technology

The Modern Day Die Setter
by Peter Ulintz
...does everything from setting up and running unattended press operations to performing equipment maintenance, part-quality assessments and simple die-repair tasks.



Look Both s Before Crossing
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Debunking Reality: The Value of a Gut Check
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
Do We Need Formability Engineers?
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Material Gainers
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Three Critical Steps to Die-Protection Excellence at HTT
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
To Be or Not to Be an S CorporationThat is the Question
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
Converting Your Assets to Cash--How Does Your Company Stack Up?
Best Practices by Bob Dobrowsky



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