Selected articles from December 2009 issue published on TheFabricator.com:
If a face-to-face meeting can't be held, thenit is incumbent upon the 3-D CAD crew toproduce other kinds of documents tocommunicate the same information tocustomers. Gerald Davis provides examples ofhow to do this.
Unison Industries, an aerospace partsmanufacturer, found out that a metalfabricator can offer a lot to theirmanufacturing efforts.
A time analysis in a fabrication business is much more than just a study of labor functions. When done correctly, time analysis considers the total picture of an operation.
Roll forming technology has adapted to a manufacturing market that demands short runs and quick response.
General Sheet Metal Works, South Bend, Ind.,had a 0.25-in. part that forced them tochoose between stamping and laser cutting tofabricate the part. Luckily, the companydiscovered an oxidation removal machine thathelped to make laser cutting with oxygen thelogical choice for the job.
Synthetic lubricants now can take on a greater variety of stamping applications.
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