Monthly Archives: December 2018

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

The “Top 5 in 365” list of the five most-popular stamping related articles on http://www.thefabricator.com 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: https://www.thefabricator.com/article/stamping/r-d-update-industry-4-0-and-the-use-of-sensors-in-sheet-metal-forming 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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