Kate Bachman

Kate Bachman


FMA Communications Inc.
2135 Point Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123
Stamped struts shocks

Stamping | Articles | STAMPING Journal

Sensors clear the way for high-speed stamping

April 15, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

When you stamp 100 million automotive parts annually, as does Tennessee Stampings LLC, Portland, Tenn., you might accept die collisions as just part of the "traffic statistics." Not so. Before the dies ever hit the high-speed presses, they are properly sensored to prevent downtime, accelerate production.

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Press selection—sorting it out

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

Anchoring the March STAMPING Journal® --Press Issue--this multi-source press selection article offers readers advice on the criteria to consider when buying a press. The article examines application suitability, drives, and controls as well as the usual suspects--tonnage, frame construction, speed, and horsepower. This article is likely to be especially helpful to readers attending Metalform in April.

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Press selection - sorting it out - Part IV

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

Matching Press Characteristics to Your Applications The following questions—and their answers, provided by industry equipment manufacturers and experts—are intended as a general guide to help you simplify the daunting task of selecting a press or press system. 4. What Else Do I Need to Look...

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Press selection — sorting it out Part VII

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

This multi-source article offers readers advice on the criteria to consider when buying a press. The article examines application suitability, drives, and controls as well as other considerations such as tonnage, frame construction, speed, and horsepower.

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Press selection—sorting it out Part IX

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

This multi-source article offers readers advice on the criteria to consider when buying a press. The article examines application suitability, drives, and controls as well as other considerations such as tonnage, frame construction, speed, and horsepower.

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Press selection—sorting it out Part VIII

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

This multi-source article offers readers advice on the criteria to consider when buying a press. The article examines application suitability, drives, and controls as well as other considerations such as tonnage, frame construction, speed, and horsepower.

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Press selection—sorting it out - Part VI

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

Matching Press Characteristics to Your Applications The following questions–and their answers, provided by industry equipment manufacturers and experts–are intended as a general guide to help you simplify the daunting task of selecting a press or press system. 6. So, Which Press Type is Best...

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Press selection—sorting it out - Part IV

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

Editor's Note: This article is Part IV of a series covering questions and answers for those who are in the market for a press or press system.Part I, speed; Part II, covers tonnage; Part III, materials; Part V, best for operation; Part VI, best for part; Part VII, automation; Part VIII, matching...

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Press selection—sorting it out Part III

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

Editor's Note: This article is Part III of a series covering questions and answers for those who are in the market for a press or press system. Part I, speed; Part IIcovers tonnage; Part IV, part accuracy; Part V, best for operation; Part VI, best for part; Part VII, automation; Part VIII,...

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Press selection—sorting it out Part II

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

Matching Press Characteristics to Your Applications The following questions–and their answers, provided by industry equipment manufacturers and experts–are intended as a general guide to help you simplify the daunting task of selecting a press or press system. 2. Beyond Part Characteristics,...

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Press selection—sorting it out Part I

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

This multi-source article offers readers advice on the criteria to consider when buying a press. The article examines application suitability, drives, and controls as well as other considerations such as tonnage, frame construction, speed, and horsepower.

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Press selection-sorting it out Part VII

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

This multi-source article offers readers advice on the criteria to consider when buying a press. The article examines application suitability, drives, and controls as well as other considerations such as tonnage, frame construction, speed, and horsepower.

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Ridin the storm out

Stamping | Articles | The FABRICATOR

Ridin' the storm out

October 9, 2007 | By Kate Bachman

While other automotive suppliers are struggling or going under, Tier II supplier of ride control components Tennessee Stampings established a lean program that merited a regional manufacturs' award and helped them grow 23 percent per year.

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Ridin' the storm out Part III

October 9, 2007 | By Kate Bachman

Automotive Tier II supplier of ride control components Tennessee Stampings installed an 800-ton transfer press to get to get new business from European customers, and expanded its facility to accommodate the new press, as well as a new underground conveyor system.

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Indianapolis Airport

Cutting and Weld Prep | Articles | The FABRICATOR

Smooth landing for new airport terminal roof fabrication project

September 11, 2007 | By Kate Bachman

The new Indianapolis International Airport terminal is one of the first airport buildings to be designed, fabricated, and built to survive the type of attack inflicted on the World Trade Center on Sept.11, 2001. The heart of the new terminal is designed to be a circular space—a civic plaza dominated by its great, arched roof. Fabricating the specialty sloping barrel joists, serpentine structural trusses, and torpedo columns for the curvilinear rolling roof presented unique challenges.

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