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July 11, 2006
This article describes how a fabricator can use the advances in modern CAD/CAM software to cut preformed parts quickly on a sophisticated, multiaxis rotary laser. It specifically examines surface data cleanup, conversion, work envelope check, cutting simulation, fixture design and code generation, and fixture cutting and positioning options of newer programs.
October 25, 2001
This article describes the development of electromagnetic forming (EMF) and how EMF works.
September 4, 2001
This article discusses what hydraulic overload protection system is and gives a brief description of the three main types.
April 24, 2001
Applying a laser or any other high-density heat source to the surface of a metal sheet for a short time will distort the metal. If this distortion could be predicted, the laser could be directed so that the sheet metal would form the desired shape. This idea opens up many possibilities, including...
April 24, 2001
Innovations in die technology are helping stampers adjust to the many variations that can occur during the stamping process.