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MetalForming Magazine

August 2014 Issue

Volume 48, Number 8

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Cover Article

Digital Manufacturing Impacts Sheet Hydroforming
by Ryan Pendleton
A revolution is taking place, leveraging several independent technologies to produce advanced metalforming results and change the companies develop and produce sheetmetal parts. The result: the destruction of old notions of part cost, forming capability and development time.



Straight Talk on Hydraulic Straightening-Press Applications
by Tom Lavoie
3D Technologies for Stamping Die Design
by Paul Hamilton
Understand the differences between parametric and direct modeling to find the right method, or combination of methods, for the die-design job at hand.
Solid-State Lasers Take on Thick-Plate Cutting
by Brad Kuvin
The applications for high-power solid-state lasers (fiber and other) are expanding beyond the realm of thin-gauge sheetmetal and into heavier plate. Read here how one metalformer leverages that ability to expand into new markets and gain new customers.
Trends in ERP Converge
by Cindy Jutras
Our survey of manufacturers finds that we can expect executives to become more engaged and demand more from the data that has been sitting dormant and underutilized for years. The result is better visibility, fewer surprises and more proactive rather than reactive management.
Guidelines for Navigating the ERP Terrain
by Jeff Carr
10 Tips for ERP Selection and Implementation
by Eric Kimberling
Here are a few tips and best practices to help manufacturers start their ERP initiatives off on the right track. Success is never guaranteed, but organizations that keep these and other best practices in mind are much more likely to succeed than those that don't.
IMTS 2014--Come Together, Leave Informed
Plan your visit now to North America's largest manufacturing- related tradeshow, IMTS 2014, and experience first-hand the technologies that will help keep you in the lead.



Industry Talks, Educators Listen and Learn
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Material Strengths are Increasing, are You Prepared--Part 2
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Progressive Dies and Tipping Moments
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Asset Protection and Estate Planning--Done Right, and Both are Part of the Same Plan
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman



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