Monthly Archives: September 2018

Using Test Data to Derive Product Improvements: Design Tests to Give Pertinent Quantitative Info

NIST and industry partners create new lab test to provide quantitative data on the scratch and damage resistance of automobile polymer clearcoat layers. Continue reading

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Tesla Stamping and Assembly of Model 3

Tesla Stamping and Assembly of Model 3 Continue reading

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Schuler and Porsche Form JV for Auto Body Parts

Schuler and Porsche form a 50/50 joint venture to use IoT Industry 4.0 networked equipment capable of machine learning to create the “Smart Press Shop.” Continue reading

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Increasing Profits by Reducing Complexity and Focusing on Customer

After almost 20 years of losses, GM’s former European division is profitable one year after being sold to the parent company of Peugeot / Citroën. Continue reading

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Is it cheaper to flood the tools or use an engineered lubricant designed for advanced metals?

The High Price of Cost Savings: Lubes Continue reading

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Finding Solutions for Wear -Tooling By Design in the September 2018 Issue of MetalForming Magazine

Pete Ulintz gives examples how to deal with wear during forming of stainless and aluminum in the latest issue of Metalforming Magazine Continue reading

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“Quality is in the eye of the customer for most in the metal fabricating world”

What works for a 250-person metal forming company that primarily serves the automotive industry likely will not work for the 25-person job shop with 70 customers in 15 industry segments. Continue reading

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