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MetalForming Magazine

December 2012 Issue

Volume 46, Number 12

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Cover Article

Slitting Line Out; Transfer Press In
by Brad Kuvin
A turnkey transfer line of four presses, servo-transfer system, quick-die-change apparatus, safety light curtains, roller and magnetic conveyors and scrap shakers transforms this steel-service center into a Tier Two automotive stamper.



Honoring Metalforming Excellence
To honor excellence in metalforming, the Precision Metalforming Association presents its annual Awards of Excellence. PMA presented the following companies with a plaque, commemorative flag and $1500 cash prize in a special ceremony held during FABTECH, November 12-14 in Las Vegas. Please join us in celebrating this years winning entries.
Sub-Zero Warms Up to Flexible Fabrication
A combination laser-punch work center and servo-electric panel bender automate sheetmetal fabricating at this appliance manufacturer, conserving labor, reducing scrap and boosting the bottom line.


Tooling Technology

Tooling Tips to Promote Profitable Punching
by Ron Windingstad
Working with punch-press tooling need not be overly challenging. Knowing how to best use the four basic components of a tool setup--punch, die, stripper and holder--will make tooling easier to use and produce quality results.
Robotics Boost Welding Productivity 50 percent for this Akron, OH metal stamping and assembly facility.



HR Professionals Building Roadmaps to Productivity and Profits
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Breakage Case Study--Data Prevails Over Instinct
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Preventing Die Damage at Coil Change
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Do You Have a Small Fortune in an IRA? Learn How to Escape the Double-Tax Monster
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
Leading Change: A Focus on Human Resources
Best Practices by Bob Dobrowsky



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