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MetalForming Magazine

January 2020 Issue

Volume 54, Number 1


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Cover Article

Five-Axis Laser Simplifies Complex Part Production
by Joe Jancsurak
Advanced system enables Tier One automotive supplier to discontinue outsourcing, slash lead times and improve ontime delivery.

 

Articles

It's Official: AWS Set to Certify Resistance Welding Technicians
by Tom Snow
The exam covers weld-equipment setup, including machine and tooling design; welding processes and schedules; weld quality and testing, including destructive and nondestructive procedures; and much more.
Waterjet Cutting--Predictive Maintenance Cuts Costs, Downtime
by Louis A. Kren
Worried about pumps and seals? Technology offers options to better plan maintenance and replacement.
Robotic Press Tending: Easier Integration
by Louis A. Kren
Deciding to bring robots into stamping and related workcell operations? Advancements bring huge reductions in time and money spent planning, installing and programming.
Lubrication Technology for Metal Formers
by Brad Kuvin
Powered by MetalForming magazine, the 2nd annual Lubrication Technology for Metalformers conference provides insights on the role of engineered lubricants in advanced automotive body structure construction, using Industry 4.0 technology to track and measure stamping lubricant use, lubricant lifecycle management and much more.
Pressing for Perfection
Stamper achieves productivity gains with precision presses after assessing new or refurbished options.
Servomechanicals Shine at FABTECH
by Louis A. Kren
Press builders offered plenty this past November in Chicago, with advancements in frames, controls, feeds and more adding to the capabilities of these flexible machines.

 

Commentaries

Cheers to the New Year
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Material Selection: The Rest of the Story
The Science of Forming by Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D.
Redrawing and Ironing Cylindrical Shells, Part 1
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz

 

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