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MetalForming Magazine

April 2018 Issue

Volume 52, Number 4


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Cover Article

Servo-Mechanical Presses Rise to the Challenges of Hot Stamping
by Aitor Ormaetxea
As hot stamping ramps up worldwide to take on advanced high-strength steels, metalformers look to servo-mechanical presses to boost efficiency, cycle time and line reliability.

 

Articles

Die-Design and Simulation: Proven Successes
by Louis A. Kren
Link-Motion Proves To Be a Business Booster
by Joe Jancsurak
For century-old Stanco, an 1100-ton link-motion press forms new opportunities.
Automated Fiber-Laser Cutting Adds to the Arsenal
by Louis A. Kren
...of Decimal Engineering, Inc., a Florida stamper and fabricator boasting inhouse capabilities that take customer projects from start to finish.
Internet of Things for Metalformers and Fabricators
by Brad Kuvin
MetalForming picks the collective brains of experts to learn how IoT technology promises to change the metalforming landscape, leading to mistake-proof production and sky-high efficiency.
Mexico in May for all Things Metal
Make plans to attend METALFORM and Machining Mexico, co-located with FABTECH Mexico, AWS Weldmex and COATech.
U.S. Auto Recap, Forecast and Trends
by Louis A. Kren
Sales have leveled off while high-ticket demand remains high. Watch for coming innovations.
New Steels: Collaboration Leads to Lightweighting
by David Anderson
A new model yields results that should continue the trend of AHSS as the fastest growing material in automotive applications.

 

Commentaries

Resistance Welding Fasteners to High-Strength Steels
Welding Well by Tom Snow
Don't Let the Tariffs Blur Your Vision
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Know Your Sheetmetal--Aluminum-Alloy Terminology
The Science of Forming by Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D.
Understanding Press and Die Shut Height
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Inductive vs. Photoelectric Sensors
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev

 

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