The Fabricator®

January 1999
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 1999 issue available online:

Analyzing shear features

July 26, 2001

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Understanding shears is a matter of understanding shear features, including design and drive systems. This article offers information about evaluating shears and includes a list of 20 enhancements and explains each of them.

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Leaping the hurdles to press brake automation

June 12, 2001

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Understanding the obstacles to automating press brakes requires an analysis of the bending process.

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Automating press brakes: Simulation software can boost productivity

February 15, 2001

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When the right technology is available, manufacturing small lot sizes can be a shrewd business strategy. Three developments are bringing automation to press brakes and, as a result, are helping fabricators meet customers' demands for smaller lot sizes.

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