Monthly Archives: December 2018

​Made it to the “Top 5 in 365” list at!

The “Top 5 in 365” list of the five most-popular stamping related articles on is out, and 4M is on it! From Bill Frahm’s article, Statistics and Probability for Better Decisions in Manufacturing, “If you manage the manufacture of high-volume … Continue reading


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Industry 4.0: Sensors Come to Sheet Metal Forming

Ohio State University article about Industry 4.0 the use of sensors in stamping: If you don’t think you can justify sensors, my recommendation is to track coil-by-coil performance [bad AND good] to see effect of metal props. You might … Continue reading

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​Impact of Overseas Tooling Sourcing: A report from the Center for Automotive Research ​

​CAR  Director of Manufacturing, Engineering, & Technology Abe Vadhavkar writes about the impact of sourcing tools overseas on the US tool & die sector.​  ​The report​​ ​states that new tooling sourced in Low Cost Countries such as China and Taiwan may … Continue reading

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