Selected articles from the May 2001 issue available online:

An evaluation of two cold pilger die designs

May 30, 2001

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A number of elements contribute to the success and failure of pilgering seamless tube. An analysis of the finished product and consideration of these processes can help a shop choose the right tooling for the process.

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In Human Terms—The value of engaging the workforce

May 30, 2001

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Building trust with employees, listening to them, and spending time face-to-face with them helps managers in little critical ways they never may have imagined.

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Hand Held Plasma Cutter

Using a hand-held plasma cutter

May 30, 2001

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Need to learn some techniques for cutting, piercing, and gouging with a hand-held plasma cutter? Read on for six steps to follow when cutting; information about gouging; and tips on maintenance.

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Mill coolant system design

May 15, 2001

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What kind of coolant system you construct for your tube mill or roll forming operation is just as important as what type of coolant you use.

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Know your bending basics—Part I

May 15, 2001

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Knowing how metal bends and what factors come into play during bending—especially wipe bending—can make a positive difference in your stamping operation.

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Making solid delivery and storage choices for assist gases in CO2 laser cutting

May 15, 2001

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How you store and deliver assist gases to your laser cutting system is of critical importance to the effectiveness of your whole fabricating operation.

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