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MetalForming Magazine

October 2012 Issue

Volume 46, Number 10

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Cover Article

Hit the Jackpot at FABTECH 2012
The Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, welcomes FABTECH, including METALFORM, November 12-14. You can't win if you dont play, and you can't keep up with new metalforming technology if you don't attend.



FABTECH 2012 Educational Program
Exhibitors in the METALFORM Technology Area
as of September 11, 2012
Wanted: Women in Manufacturing
by Brad Kuvin
Conversations with women that have occupied leadership roles within their manufacturing companies share insights into the differences in management styles between men and women nurture, collaborate and "'power with' rather than 'power on.'"
Automated Panel Bending Picks Up Where Lean Leaves Off
by Brad Kuvin
Growth for this Chicago-area sheetmetal fabricator comes via speedy, flexible and automated panel bending, freeing up a new trio of CNC press brakes to take on heavier-gauge production as well as meeting rising demand for prototype development.
Hybrid Robotic-Welding Gun Adds to Automation Benefits
by Lloyd Steed and Alex Demirjian
A hybrid air- and water-cooled robotic gas-metal-arc-welding gun allows this job-shop metal fabricator to easily switch from welding thick parts to thin parts, without the hassle or downtime of changing out the entire gun.
Microstamping Taken Down to the Wire
With the ability to wire-EDM cut parts using wire diameters down to 0.002 in., Scenic Tool and Stamping meets customer requirements for producing precise microstampings.


Tooling Technology

Precision Tooling, Superb Sensor Applications
by George Keremedjiev



Vegas--You Can't Win if You Don't Play
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Advanced High Strength Steels Assist Stamping Weight Reduction
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Progressive-Die Strip Evaluation--Part II
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Stimulate your Sensor-Application Creativity at FABTECH
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
Employee Turnover: A Key Ratio to Monitor
Best Practices by Bob Dobrowsky
Job-Application Inquiries On Criminal Convictions
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke



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