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MetalForming Magazine

May 2017 Issue

Volume 51, Number 5

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Cover Article

Straightening for Fineblanking--Not for the Faint of Heart
by Brad Kuvin
This fineblanking pioneer seeks and finds the ideal coil-feed line to suit its latest press, capable of meeting the dimensional-tolerance requirements for producing near-net-shape automotive-brake backing plates.



Better Tooling for Super Strong Steels
by Dave Anderson
That's the goal of a recent study pairing tool and coating combinations to produce parts from advanced high-strength steels.
Three-Headed Waterjet Warriors
by Brad Kuvin
work nearly around the clock at this stainless-steel service center cutting plate to 8 in. thick. Committed to providing one- to two-day turnaround for its array of customers, the center employs three waterjet-cutting machines, all with the same controller to optimize scheduling flexibility.
Robots on Wheels
help with bending, stamping and more at Scott Fetzer Electrical Group. Safety and productivity are the reasons why.
Die Development and Simulation Software
by Brad Kuvin
...evolves at a lightning-fast pace. That's why MetalForming magazine and PMA developed an annual conference, back in 2012, focused on this technology. This years event, slated for May 31-June 1 in Chicago, IL, features a whos-who of subject-matter experts.
Leaving Money on the Table?
by John Madsen
Yes, if you don't take advantage of R&D tax credits to grow your manufacturing business.



A 40-yr. Retrospective:
Gratitude to Amazing Volunteers for Their Industry Commitment
Editorial by William E. Gaskin
Higher Strength Steels Can Cause Unique Shape Challenges
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
Blank-and-Draw-Process Problems
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Beat the IRS Double-Tax Monster...Legally
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman



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