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MetalForming Magazine

March 2017 Issue

Volume 51, Number 3


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Cover Article

Ushering in a New ERA of Education, Re-engagement and Advocacy
by Brad Kuvin
A self-proclaimed "hands-on guy" with a passion for manufacturing and a uniquely diverse and accomplished background, incoming PMA Chairman Dave Arndt embarks on a three-pronged approach for moving PMA forward in a new erafor the association and for North American manufacturing.

 

Articles

In-Die Sensing: Do It Now!
by Louis A. Kren
That's the advice of a sensor expert who has seen more than his share of profit-eating die crashes, bad parts, and wasted time and material.
Magnetic Clamping Puts Die Change Delays Out to Pasture
by Brad Kuvin
The New Holland Agriculture plant of CNH Industrial has been helping farmers improve productivity since 1895. Now, magnetic die clamping is helping the plant improve its own productivity, by slashing die-change times as part of its World Class Manufacturing program.
CNC Punching--Mind the Basics
It's no secret that automated punching can be tricky business. But following some simple procedures and using the correct tools for the application will not only yield the quality parts you seek, but also deliver high tool mileage.
Recipe for Resistance Spot-Welding Success
by Ray Michelena
Here's a quick "cooking class" for resistance welding, honing in on pressure, current and time. Without an understanding of these variables and their relation to one another, weak or inconsistent welds, or complete weld failure, often will result.
Tough Coating Combats HSLA
As high-strength low-alloy steel crept into its material mix, Universal Metal Products needed a solution to prematurely worn progressive-die tooling. A search for an effective coating ensued, and succeeded.

 

Commentaries

Prosperity Brings Challenges; Support is Coming
Editorial
How Grain Structure Impacts Steel Strength
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
The Experts Among Us
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Don't Fear Succession Planning
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman

 

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