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MetalForming Magazine

August 2019 Issue

Volume 53, Number 8

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Cover Article

Laser Job Shop the Perfect Stamper/Spinner Partner
A new five-axis laser-cutting machine, along with new processing and control software, improves productivity at this job shop serving numerous metal spinning and stamping companies.



Linear Transfer Automation Opens Training Lab



New Press Designs Tackle Ergonomic Concerns
by Vincent Iozzo
Stand/sit options, tool proximity, lighting and more improve operator comfort and reduce injury risks, translating to less waste and greater throughput in small-part production.
Five Tips for Better Aluminum GMAW
by Kodi Welch and Galen White
These recommendations help control heat input, optimize results and reduce rework when welding aluminum sheet metal.
Servo Presses 2.0: The Evolution Continues
by Joe Jancsurak
Tier One automotive stamper serves as an example, while experts share their views on what's trending and what's ahead.
Driving Improvements and Profitability to a Metal Former's Bottom Line
by Laurie Harbour
To remain competitive during these challenging times requires a strong strategy for aligning three key areas: operations, management, and sales and marketing.
Hot Stamping Getting Hotter
by Louis A. Kren
MetalForming's September Hot Stamping Experience and Tech Tour, here's an overview of the technology and insight from expert event presenters.
Fracking-Equipment Manufacturer Turns to Laser for Flexibility
Bringing laser cutting inhouse gives this manufacturer and remanufacturer of oilfield-pumping equipment the ability to react quickly to last-minute changes or repairs, in order to ensure on-time delivery to its customers.



MFG Day 'Innovation Tours'
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
A Successful Stamped-Product Launch: Know What Goes Into Your Tooling
The Science of Forming by Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D.
Processing Considerations for Metal Spinning
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz



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