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MetalForming Magazine

December 2018 Issue

Volume 52, Number 12

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Cover Article

Automated Punch-Press Setup Secures Production Boost
The equipment punches, forms, taps and bends while a load/unload system eliminates manual handling. The result: a 60-percent reduction in component production time for a maker of safes, safe deposit boxes, vault panels/doors and more.



Advanced Bending Delivers Digital Displays
by Joe Jancsurak
A new bending system ensures a bright future for this vertically integrated OEM.
Choosing the Right Vacuum Cups
by Rob Pitera
Here's what they can do in automated pick-and-place operations, and what to consider when selecting them.
2018 Women of Excellence in Metalforming & Fabricating
by Louis A. Kren and Joe Jancsurak
2018 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming
by Louis A. Kren
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) annually recognizes top-shelf achievement in our industry, and this year recognizes three organizations in five categories.
Testing Evolves to Tackle Evolving Materials and Processes
by Louis A. Kren
A visit to a testing-equipment supplier in Germany revealed challenges in evaluating newer steels in unique processes, and how those challenges are met.
Music City Set to Host Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference
...the metalforming industry's premier conference on metal stamping and tool-and-die technology.



Resistance Welding Is a Science
Welding Well by Tom Snow
Reflect Back, and Surge Forward
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Sims Aren't Everything
The Science of Forming by Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D.
Alternative Forming Methods for Aluminum Alloys
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz



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