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MetalForming Magazine

June 2014 Issue

Volume 48, Number 6

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Lubrication Efficiency Provides Longer Tool Life
by Brad Kuvin
By dramatically reducing stamping-lubricant consumption and related maintenance headaches and costs, this high-speed stamper looks to make a big impact in the lithium-battery and medical/dental markets.
Energy Savings Convince Management of the Benefits of Fiber Lasers
by Brad Kuvin
A custom fabricator conducts a power-consumption runoff pitting a CO2 laser vs. a fiber laser, cutting steel and aluminum sheet. The stunning results convinced management that the relatively new fiber-laser technology was well worth the investment.
Manufacturer's Cost-Effective Versatility fueled by abrasive waterjet cutting, so much so that a second waterjet machine may soon be on the horizon.
Common Controls Simplify Spinning
Bringing metal-spinning machines of different makes under common control systems improves efficiency and performance at Ratliff Metal Spinning.
Worldclass OEE Lands at Supplier of Jet-Fighter Parts
by John Rattray
Machine-to-machine monitoring catalyzes efforts to raise overall equipment effectiveness to world-class levels at Magellan Aerospace, saving the company more than $30,000/month in downtime-related costs.
Generate and Nurture Leads Using Online Marketing
by Frank Russo
As reshoring gains momentum among U.S. manufacturers, metalformers must be positioned to take advantage. Follow the guidelines offered here to generate leads so that your company can capture, and nurture, new business opportunities.



Become Meaningfully Unique
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Strain-Rate Hardening: Small Number, Big Impact
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Processing Aluminum Stampings
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Tax MagicTurn Every Dollar of Investment Income into Tax-Free Income
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman
R&D Tax Credit--New Benefits for Metalformers
Best Practices by Bob Dobrowsky



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