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​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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Sharp Edges Lead to Cracks? Who Knew?

“Cracks found in the Transbay Terminal superstructure appear to have started at the sharp corners of holes cut into vital steel beams during construction.” The San Francisco transit center opened in late August after 10 years of construction, costing $2.2 … 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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As Materials and Technologies Change, Your Workforce Requires Different Skills and More Adaptability

Introduction / Summary The type and depth of knowledge required to form sheet metal changed along with the industry. Experience is no longer the only measure of an employee’s capabilities. During the past 25 years, thousands of new grades of … Continue reading

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