Selected articles from the May 2002 issue available online:

Using benchmarking for bend deductions

May 30, 2002

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Benchmarking is a very good idea for your operation ... just make sure your benchmarks are your own.

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Designing a safe, highly productive system

May 30, 2002

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The best way to make sure that machine operators can do their jobs effectively with proper safeguarding is to desgin machine systems around those safety devices in the first place.

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Bumping up large-radius bends

May 30, 2002

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The step-bending method can be a good way to achieve large radii without having to spend huge sums of money on special tooling.

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Material—Is it always a problem?

May 16, 2002

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If the problem with your roll forming operation lies in your material, here are some tips in getting to the heart of the problem.

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Establishing quality systems for welding

May 16, 2002

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Welding codes and standards exist for a reason. They provide a framework for welders and shop managers to keep quality a top priority in their work.

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Tube Hydroforming Design Flexibility—Part I

May 16, 2002

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Design flexibility is something that all automotive designers want, but too often they lack a thorough understanding of what that means—what aspects of design flexibility apply to a certain part and their effect on cost. A methodology often is adopted when (or even before) a part development...

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