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MetalForming Magazine

February 2018 Issue

Volume 52, Number 2

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Cover Article

Teaming Hydraulic Presses with Robots
by Louis A. Kren
...can pay big dividends for shops large and small. Read on to see how this combination may boost productivity while promoting employee safety.



Gas-Spring Safety
by Louis A. Kren
A die-spring malfunction can harm not only production, but life and limb as well. An industry expert weighs in on how to mitigate risks while enhancing spring life.
Nesting Software Keeps Pace with Metalformers' Needs
by Joe Jancsurak
Upgrades at two European manufacturers improve run times, reduce waste and increase efficiencies.
Solid-Wire Welding Advancements Are Enhancing Welding Productivity
by Jose Luis Bermudez
...but does a perfect filler wire exist?
FABTECH 2017--New Technology Galore
by Staff Report
From stamping to cutting to bending to welding, here's some of what stood out at FABTECH 2017 in Chicago.
Press Safety Starts with Proper Guarding
by Todd Wenzel
...that protects personnel without compromising productivity. Here's a deep-dive into the fundamentals of light-curtain technology, along with tips for its proper application in the pressroom.



Respecting Resistance Welding
Welding Well by Tom Snow
Tax Cuts, Millennials, and a New Paradigm for Metalformers
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Know Your Sheetmetal Terminology--Part 1
The Science of Forming by Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D.
Die-Setting Practices and Safety--Part 2
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Error-Proofing Metalforming and Assembly
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev



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