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MetalForming Magazine

January 2016 Issue

Volume 50, Number 1

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Cover Article

New Laser Technology Lights the Way
by Brad Kuvin improved productivity, quality and profitability for metalforming companies seeking opportunities to advance advanced manufacturing. Here are some of the latest-greatest new machines to hit the market, as seen at FABTECH 2015 in Chicago.



High-Power CO2 Laser
by Brad Kuvin a sure bet for this Las Vegas fabricator looking to cash in by fabricating relatively thick metal parts, including signs and decorative sculptures for a new highway that will connect Arizona and Nevada.
Automation Proclamation Springboards Stamper to Prosperity
by Brad Kuvin
Two new coil-fed press lines--one progressive the other a transfer--help supply material to flexible robotic welding and assembly cells at Quality Metalcraft. The all-in approach to automation has led to significant growth for the one-time prototype/low-volume automotive supplier.
Retrofitting a Press with a Servo Transfer?
by Rod Naseman
Options abound to ensure the right fit for your applications.
The Four Characteristics of Sheetmetal That You and Your Press Brake MUST Know
In press brakes, crowning compensates for frame deformation. Manage crowning by knowing your steel and employing robust estimating and forecasting software.



Positive Signs Heading into the New Year
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Stretch, Bend & Draw: Different Forming Modes?
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Improving Punch Life
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Four Key Takeaways from the Women in Manufacturing Summit
Best Practices by Bob Dobrowsky



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