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MetalForming Magazine

November 2017 Issue

Volume 51, Number 11


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Cover Article

TruForm, with New Presses, Set for Auto-Work Uptick
by Louis A. Kren
The Tennessee metalformer adds 330- and 660-ton presses, with another 660-ton on the way, increasing capacity for future auto and appliance work.

 

Articles

PLC-Based Controls Rejuvenate Transfer-Press Duo
by Brad Kuvin
These two control-retrofit projects exemplify how metal stampers can bring flexibility--reconfigurable, custom setups--to their existing press lines. The return on investment comes quickly, via reduced setup times, timely tonnage-data collection and analysis, and other critical features.
Steel Processor Identifies the ROI in IIoT
There's good news for hesitant metalformers seeking a quantifiable return on investment before committing to Industrial Internet of Things implementation.
Waterjet Cutting: Focus on Stream Velocity
Here's a tip: Pump pressure is the key consideration determining how efficiently a machine can cut.
Curved Flanges No Problem for This Punch Press
by Brad Kuvin
...thanks to its extra-wide die opening and to new custom tooling designed to optimize forming capabilities. Learn here how an aluminum-boat manufacturer applies the press/tooling combo to automate a previously manual forming process--an ergonomically poor process at that.
2017 Women of Excellence in Metalforming & Fabricating
by Matthew Gauthier

 

Commentaries

Women of Excellence in Metalforming and Fabricating Seek to Inspire More
Editorial by Louis A. Kren
Deep Drawing--Advanced Topics
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
When It Comes to Safety Efforts, More is Best
You and the Law by Doug Ehlke

 

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