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MetalForming Magazine

December 2013 Issue

Volume 47, Number 12

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Press Feeding--Options Abound
by Jim Ward
What's the best servo roll feed solution for your stamping application? Consider the HMI capabilities, available feed profiles, pilot-release mechanism, the feed-to-press mount style, and the process used to support the coil as it enters the feed.
2013 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) used the FABTECH stage in Chicago on November 17 to present its 2013 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming. Receiving recognition were five well-deserving metalforming companies and two outstanding education and training facilities. Presented annually, the awards recognize the high standards of achievement set by the metalforming industry in the areas of design, safety, process control, quality, productivity, and training and education.
High-Performance Nesting
by Brad Kuvin
..."gives speed to our manufacturing operations, which in turn gives speed to our customers." So says the industrial engineering manager of MPE, a metal fabricator following a roadmap to quick-response manufacturing.
Identifying and Maintaining a Reliable Supplier Network
by Mike McDonald
...can be quite a challenge. Here's how three manufacturers tackle the challenge with the help of a buying group and its limited network or qualified endorsed suppliers.


Tooling Technology

Tricky Bends on Press Brakes
...made to heavy gauge stainless steel help New York's Freedom Tower reach inspiring height.



Burger King, Bimmers and Diemakers
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Formability Rules from Mother Nature
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
The Influence of Material Type on Die Design
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Four Ways to Manage Supply-Chain Challenges
Best Practices by Bob Dobrowsky



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