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MetalForming Magazine

May 2012 Issue

Volume 46, Number 5

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Cover Article

Driving Toward the Next Generation of Steel for the Automotive Industry
by Jody Shaw
While game-changing 980-MPa grades already are being deployed, 1180-MPa grades are under development and are targeted for 2014 production-vehicle platforms.



Use Steel Media to Burnish, Deburr and Clean
by Brad Kuvin
Parts-finishing experts weigh in on the growing trend toward vibratory finishing with steel media, and the adoption by stampers of continuous-flow finishing equipment to eliminate secondary operations and reduce costs.
PMAEF--Proudly Honoring Pioneering Metalforming Companies
Pioneer Metalformers Invest in Workforce Development
Case Study: Roll Forming Corporation, Shelbyville, KY
by Brad Kuvin
Pioneer Metalformers Invest in Workforce Development
Case Study: Oberg Industries, Freeport, PA
by Lou Kren
Pioneer Metalformers Invest in Workforce Development
Case Study: GR Spring & Stamping, Grand Rapids, MI
by Lou Kren
Machine-Tending Robots Lead Reshoring Effort
by Brad Kuvin
Made in China no longer makes good business sense to an electronics OEM, thanks in part to a New England sheetmetal fabricator providing significant cost savings through the use of press-brake-tending robots.
Dimensional Measurement of Automotive Stampings
by Hari Menon
The Holy Grail of measurement is to develop one system for the stamping plant that can potentially perform all of the required functions with reliability, repeatability and accuracy. Here we present the pros and cons of a few of the most common dimensional-measurement systems.
Orlando Welcomes 2nd Annual The MFG Meeting


Tooling Technology

Embracing and Benefitting from Hard Milling
by Chad Miller
While hard milling of stamping tooling can be tricky, manufacturers that follow the right protocol stand to benefit more from this machining practice than if they were to employ grinding, wire EDM or die-sinking EDM operations.



Money Talks
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
QR Codes: Application for Machines and Promotion
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
Automotive Steels--Online Technical Resources
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Forensic Investigation--Press-Shop CSI
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Photoelectric Sensors and Oil--They Do Mix
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
In This Economy the Right Estate Plan Becomes Your Best Investment
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman



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