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MetalForming Magazine

October 2018 Issue

Volume 52, Number 10


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Cover Article

FABTECH 2018
by Staff Report
Atlanta, GA, is the place to be, November 6-8, for North America's largest event dedicated to sheetmetal forming and fabricating.

 

Articles

FABTECH Proactive Conference Program
FABTECH Exhibitors in the METALFORM Technology Area
Auto Industry's Efforts to Lighten Up Create Lubrication Challenges
by Dr. Nancy McGuire
The trend toward lightweight vehicle parts drives changes in manufacturing processes and metalworking fluids.
Tooling Tryout Trimmed Via Sim. Software
by Louis A. Kren
BTD Manufacturing cuts tryout time by more than a third while streamlining tool projects.
Custom Hydraulic Stamping Press Helps Aerospace Supplier Fly High
by Louis A. Kren
A new triple-action press enables Weldmac to form difficult high-temperature materials and increase capacity as orders soar.
3D-Printed Press-Brake Tooling Cuts Costs
...on machining and lead time for this South Carolina fabricator that decided to bring the technology inhouse.
Belt Tips for Better Metal Sanding and Grinding
by Douglas Jensen
Identify problems caused by incorrect belt tensioning, and find out here how to fix them.

 

Commentaries

Resistance Welding Machines Require Respect
Welding Well by Tom Snow
Visit FABTECH with Cap-Ex Priorities, and a Skill-Enhancement Plan, in Place
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Use Reference Panels When Troubleshooting Forming Problems
The Science of Forming by Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D.
Transitioning the Die Shop
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
As Deadline Approaches, NAFTA Talks Continue
Guest Commentary by Omar Nashashibi

 

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