January/February 2010

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Selected articles from the January/February 2010 issue available online:

servomotor upgrade kit

Retrofitting a mechanical press with servo technology

February 9, 2010


For the right applications, retrofitting a mechanical press with a servomotor can speed productivity and add flexibility.

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bachman machine customer collaboration

Design for manufacturability

January 14, 2010

Bachman Machine collaborates with customers,and often, tweaking the part design—just a little—enters the picture.

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tool failure mechanisms

Die materials and wear in stamping AHSS

January 9, 2010


Stampers use tests to evaluate tool materials and coatings for wear issues. The main tests are scratching tests, twist compression test, strip-reduction tests, and forming tests.

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