The Fabricator®

February 1998
The FABRICATOR® is North America's leading magazine for the metal forming and fabricating industry. The magazine delivers the news, technical articles, and case histories that enable fabricators to do their jobs more efficiently. The FABRICATOR has served the industry since 1971. Print subscriptions are free to qualified persons in North America involved in metal forming and fabricating.

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Selected articles from the February 1998 issue available online:

Quenching and tempering of welded carbon steel tubulars

July 29, 2001


The quenching and tempering of tubes include a number of variables that can have a profound effect on the process and the finished product.

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Forming simulation software

Forming simulation in the vehicle development process

February 1, 1998


The vehicle development process has been influenced by increasing requirements for quicker and less costly development cycles, combined with reduced vehicle fuel consumption. These requirements are being addressed by new product and process development concepts and the increasing use of high-strength steel and aluminum.

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