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MetalForming Magazine

January 2019 Issue

Volume 53, Number 1


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Cover Article

Servo Finds at FABTECH
by Louis A. Kren
Stamping presses, coil feeds and more benefit from servo-drive advantages, as MetalForming offers in this roundup of some of what was on display in Atlanta.

 

Articles

Tax Reform and Equipment Acquisition: What You Need to Know
by Toni Larson
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 positions metalformers and fabricators for growth and profitability, but also requires fresh analysis of equipment-acquisition strategies.
A Four-Course Fabrication Menu
by Brad Kuvin
...filled the agenda of a primo trip around Northern Italy to visit a trio of metalworking companies, and to witness the international debut of a new 3D metal-printing machine by Prima Power.
Laser-Cutting Addition Heats Up Productivity
by Louis A. Kren
A new fiber laser machine speeds production of flat parts--without costly hard tooling-- for a Detroit, MI, heating-equipment manufacturer.
Lubrication Technology for Metalformers

 

Commentaries

Adaptive Controls Optimize the Resistance Seam-Welding Process--Part One
Welding Well by Robert K. Cohen
The Metalforming Industry Loses a True Ambassador
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Beyond the TYE: Uniform Elongation and n-Value
The Science of Forming by Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D.
Stamping Thin Materials
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz

 

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