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MetalForming Magazine

July 2018 Issue

Volume 52, Number 7

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Cover Article

3+3: Best Practices and Abrasive Options for Grinding/Surface Finishing
by Karen Burk
Read on for product options, especially when considering less common alternatives used on thinner materials, as well as time- and money-saving tips.



ERP Systems--New and Improved
by Joe Jancsurak and Brad F. Kuvin
Companies planning to sustain growth must have robust enterprise-resource-planning (ERP) software systems, or else face possible missteps and lost business. An example of one firm that opted for a new ERP system follows. Then, read on for a look at recent software innovations from several suppliers.
Additive Manufacturing: A New Path to Tools, Jigs and Fixtures
by Louis A. Kren
3D printing may offer a time- and cost-saving option for metalformers and fabricators. Read on for examples and reasons why.
Achieving Premium Results with Plasma Cutting
by Al Hoist and Rachel Scheck
Today's contract fabricators offering plasma cutting must consistently deliver accurately cut parts on time, at competitive prices, with minimal bevel, little or no dross, and weldable cut edges.
Fanning Controls Innovation
by Joe Jancsurak
Greenheck Fan relies on advancements in press-controls technology to reduce setup time, spur worker productivity and stay profitable.
Hot Forming Potential Continues to Heat Up
by Joe Jancsurak
Continuing material and equipment advancements keep pace with increasing demand.
Plasma Cutters Help Give New Life to Old Semi Trailers
by Louis A. Kren
An Arkansas company, with a mission to employ veterans, also aims to repurpose trailer bodies into furniture and other products as an alternative to landfilling.



Addressing Welding Challenges with 400-Series Stainless Steel
Welding Well by Martin Denault
Leadership: Listen, Challenge, Take Action
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Material Specs: You Get What You Order
The Science of Forming by Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D.
Shaving and Burnishing Guidelines
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz



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