Selected articles from September/October 2001 issue published on TheFabricator.com:
What happens when a hydraulic system—pumps, hoses, and fittings—fails—Knowing how to avoid, cope with and clean up the mess to ensure personnel safety and minimize downtime could come in very handy one day.
Strain hardening is represented by the exponent n in the flow stress equation, which approximates the relation between true stress and true strain during plastic deformation of a metal. The constant n plays a crucial role in sheet metal forming, and this brief article describes its effects.
This article provides examples of automotive suppliers and other metalworking suppliers who are facing strict cost containment requirements, and explains possible benefits of using gainsharing to motivate employees to generate ideas for efficiency.
This article reviews the OSHA and ANSI standards for using safety spectacles in the workplace, describes scratch-resistance and anti-fog coatings, describes safety spectacle protection from ultraviolet and infrared radiation, and provides tips for choosing and using safety glasses.
Just what is a strategic business model, and how can it be developed and used by an automotive stamping supplier wanting to boost its bottom line?
Advanced master control systems in hydraulic press lines are designed to help achieve shorter changeover times, transparency of line operation, minimize personnel requirements, and increase productivity levels and uptime.
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