Selected articles from the February 2003 issue available online:

Advanced roll forming troubleshooting

February 27, 2003

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When troubleshooting a roll forming operation, you first need to make sure the roll form tooling is designed and built properly and will produce a quality product when all the conditions are correct.

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Preventing the loss of life and property

February 27, 2003

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The cost of industrial fires can be enormous in terms of fatalities, serious injuries, property loss, revenue loss, and the costs of replacing equipment and repairing or rebuilding facilities.

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Job Satisfaction—Part 3

February 27, 2003

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You've done some deep soul-searching and have a good understanding of why you're unhappy with your job. Now it's time to take charge of your future, to improve your work life and the quality of your life in general.

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Forget the ides of March, beware the forklift

February 13, 2003

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Each year in the U.S. nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents. Workers who operate or work near forklifts may be struck or crushed by the machine or the load being lifted. Most fatalities occur when a forklift that has overturned or fallen from a loading dock crushes a worker.

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How air forming works

February 13, 2003

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Air forming began its rise in popularity during the mid- to late 1970s, becoming the most prevalent method of forming on a press brake.

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Job Satisfaction—Part 2

February 13, 2003

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Something's very wrong. You approach each workday with dread. The ringing of the alarm clock is joined by your groans as you realize that you're heading out for another day on the job. You live for quitting time on Friday and begin the transition to depression mode on Sunday afternoon.

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Why use sheet hydroforming dies?

February 13, 2003

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Most automobile manufacturers have looked for alternatives to the steel traditionally used in car production; hence, the introduction of high-strength steel.

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