The Fabricator®

January 2002
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 January 2002 issue available online:

Cash in on lean manufacturing

February 14, 2002

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TRUMPF, Freudenberg-NOK, and Aero Gear Inc. share their experiences with lean manufacturing here and present the benefits and challenges of implementing it in the machine tool-making, automotive supply, and job shop environments.

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An industry perspective

February 14, 2002

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On the positive side, job shops continue to be innovative and improve productivity; materials and software are improving; entry-level positions normally can be filled.

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Hydroforming gains ground in Germany

January 24, 2002

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This article examines hydroforming in Germany, focusing on the advancement of the technology. It specifically discusses growing automotive uses, a new type of hydroforming press, material quality requirements, cost factors, new testing methods, and simulation software.

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Metals outlook mixed

January 10, 2002

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Steel is looking at some uncertain times, to say the least, but aluminum industry professionals see a little more to smile about if general economic conditions improve.

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Cutting through the obstacles

December 11, 2001

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Of all the materials that can be cut on industrial band saw machines, structural steels—such as pipe and tubing, plate, angle and channel iron, and I beams—are all among the most common and challenging.

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Turning the corner on making doors: North Carolina company streamlines the process

January 10, 2001

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A small fabricator North Carolina, family-owned company manufactures standard and custom electrical enclosures for the commercial construction industry and a growing number of OEMs.

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