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MetalForming Magazine

June 2018 Issue

Volume 52, Number 6

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Cover Article

Lubrication Advice for Forming Aluminum
by Christopher Fletcher
Selecting the right lubricant for aluminum stamping will help ensure maximum performance in the press, as well as compatibility with the aluminum alloy at hand, and ease post-processing work such as welding. New to the market, VOC-free disappearing compounds and chlorine-free technology produce parts that can move directly to assembly or packaging without cleaning.



Tackling Tool Wear
by Louis A. Kren
Automatic Spring Products does this successfully through matching tool and part materials to the application, and working closely with tool-component suppliers.
Overcoming Stainless-Steel Welding Challenges
by Tre' Heflin-King
It's a matter of achieving proper heat, understanding alloys, choosing the right filler metal and following these best practices.
This month's event promises substance and opportunities for all.
Reducing Parts Cost as Production Scales Up
OEMs turn to one-stop metal-parts shops for transitioning to cost-effective fabrication and machining techniques as demand increases.
Servos Well-Serve Progressive Dies
by Louis A. Kren
The ability to ease vibration and limit snapthrough shock, while optimizing stroke lengths and speeds, means longer tool life and greater throughput.



Part-Design Considerations for Spot and Projection Welding
Welding Well by Tom Snow
Optimism at a 20-yr. High
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Introduction to Stainless Steels for Stamping Applications
The Science of Forming by Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D.
Information-Laden Dies Require Your Attention
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Slug Detection Key to Die/Part Protection
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
These suggested sensor setups can best detect slugs and keep strippers and tool components out of harm's way.



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