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MetalForming Magazine

August 2018 Issue

Volume 52, Number 8

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Cover Article

Customers Drawn to Michigan Metalformer
by Louis A. Kren
...courtesy of its expertise in die design and build, and its deep-draw capabilities, with new hydraulic presses providing a big assist.



Developments in Motors, Drives and Controls Impacting the Pressroom
by Brad Kuvin
Press-shop equipment is at its oldest average age since 1938. Meanwhile, newer powertrain and control technologies have evolved to a point where a retrofit, or even a new press purchase, often makes perfect business sense.
Achtung! Custom-Built Cut-to-Length Line Meets Stringent Specs
Line achieves narrow tolerances, evenness and surface quality for light-metal parts producer Martinrea Honsel GmbH.
CB Fabricating Gives Lasers an A Grade
by Joe Jancsurak
Sales volume for this Indiana fabricator is up nearly 40 percent, largely due to its lasers.
IMTS 2018: A September You'll Remember
by Ryan Flynn, Magazine Intern
Join 100,000 colleagues in Chicago for America's largest manufacturing tradeshow.
Growing and Engaging People Every Day in Lean
by Lea Tonkin
Leader learns to get out of the way as Cambridge Engineering advances.



Resistance-Welding Machines Are Thirsty...And What to Do About It
Welding Well by Tom Snow
Cultivate Smart People to Create Smart Manufacturing Companies
Golf Shots and Manufacturing Variability
The Science of Forming by Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D.
Apprenticeship Programs and Unfilled Positions on the Rise
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz



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