Selected articles from the January 2001 issue available online:

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Producing quality ASTM A249 and ASME SA 249 pressure tubes

March 26, 2001

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Details are everything when you're manufacturing stainless steel pipe to exacting specifications.

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Selecting a new press brake

March 23, 2001

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Prospective buyers of press brakes are advised to consider their purchase in terms of its end use, the amount of deflection likely to occur in a give machine, the inside radius of their parts, and several other factors before speding their money.

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Just what does Covisint mean, anyway?

March 13, 2001

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Covisint aims to be a lot of things to a lot of people in the automotive industry, starting with the industry's largest suppliers and working down through the supply chain.

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Die design for flat parts: Achieving perfection in a difficult task

February 19, 2001

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Flatness is one of the most difficult part characteristics to achieve in a conventional stamping die.

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Brake Line: Press Brakes and More: Planning to cut corners on safety?

February 19, 2001

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Plainly put, press brake safety is a common sense issue. Most accidents are caused by operator inattentiveness or lack of training. Two major categories of press brake safety are machine setup and operational safety. Along with proper tooling selection, applied tonnages, and installation, you...

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Tips on Lean Manufacturing: How to purge weight from your manufacturing operation

February 19, 2001

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All manufacturing operations need to reinvent themselves to compete in today's marketplace. What can you do to change? Try going lean.

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