September 2, 2013
By: A. Erman Tekkaya, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing., Armin Schmidt, Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing., Bernd Engel, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing., Christian Gerlach, Dr.-Ing., Christian Mathes, Dipl.-Ing., Christopher Kuhnhen, Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing., Matthias Hermes, Dr.-Ing., Michael Rohrmann, Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.
Fabricators have quite a few bending processes to choose from—rotary draw, compression, hydraulic ram, and so on—and the variety of bent components is infinite. Matching a process to a specific application isn’t easy, and only will become more difficult as the use of tube and profiles continues to spread. This paper shows how fabricators can classify bend criteria to determine the optimal process.
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From the Web: Retraining in Atlantic City; Ford fast tracks aluminum truck; U.S. mfg losing ground - by Vicki Bell
Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Atlantic City casino workers to retrain for fab jobs; aluminum body truck production picks up speed; U.S. factories keep losing ground; materials providers focus on 3-D printing; and young entrepreneur stresses leadership.
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