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MetalForming Magazine

December 2017 Issue

Volume 51, Number 12

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Cover Article

When Laser Blanking Is the Best Bet
by Jay Finn
The process can hold its own compared to blanking via a stamping press. Here's how.



Automotive Stamper Addresses Stacking Challenges
by Joe Jancsurak
Two years ago, Shiloh Industries teamed with automation-equipment supplier Bachuber Manufacturing, Inc., to accomplish the precision processing and stacking of extremely large, irregularly shaped blanks. The end result is seamless and continuous.
Getting the Most from Mechanical Presses
by Anthony Rante
...begins with understanding die-loading limitations
Reshoring Trend Gains Momentum
by Joe Jancsurak
A Wisconsin metalformer wins inaugural National Reshoring Award.
Material Traceability, Inventory Tracking
by Brad Kuvin
...are among the benefits this manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings realizes from its implementation of new ERP software. Software modules manage coil processing, shop-floor routing, work-order management and other functions.
When Maintaining Your Press Brake, Be Proactive--Here's How
by Joe Jancsurak
Today's hydraulic press brakes--with their programmable tooling and user-interface technologies--are more advanced than ever, but regular care remains a requirement for long life.
PMA Shines Spotlight on Metal Stamping, Tool-and-die Advancements
2017 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming
by Louis A. Kren
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) recognizes the best our industry has to offer.



Longtime Columnist/Expert Passes the Torch
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
The More You Know
The Science of Forming by Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D.
Disruptive Changes Abound
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Business Succession and Estate Planning: A Real-Life Story
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman



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