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Adjusting Dies to a Common Shut Height, The Stamping Quarterly, The Fabricator's and Manufacturer's Association, International, Rockford, Illinois, Spring 1990.
 

Slide Out-of-Parallel Problems: Why they affect part quality and available tonnage, The Fabricator, The Fabricator's and Manufacturer's Association, International, Rockford, Illinois, April 1990.
 

Quick Die Change & Just in Time, Midwest Purchasing Management, January/February 1991.
 

Reducing Die Maintenance Costs Through Product Design, The Fabricator, The Fabricator's and Manufacturer's Association, International, Rockford, Illinois, January-February 1991.
 

Quick Die Change & Just in Time, Purchasing Management Magazine, February 1991.
 

Controlling Snap-Through Energy with Waveform Signature Analysis, The Stamping Quarterly, The Fabricator's and Manufacturer's Association, International, Rockford, Illinois, Summer 1991.

Quick Die Change -- A Major Factor in JIT Stamping, Metal Forming, The Precision Metal-forming Association, Richmond Heights, Ohio, April 1992.
 

Visual Indicators in the Workplace, The Fabricator, The Fabricator's and Manufacturer's Association, International, Rockford, Illinois, January-February 1993.
 

Installing and Leveling a Press on its Foundation, The Stamping Quarterly, The Fabricator's and Manufacturer's Association, International, Rockford, Illinois, Summer 1993.
 

Securing Positive Location With Progressive Dies, The Stamping Quarterly, The Fabricator's and Manufacturer's Association, International, Rockford, Illinois, May-June 1996.
 

Controlling Bend Angle: The Effect of Pad Pressure Adjustment. The Stamping Quarterly, The Fabricator's and Manufacturer's Association, International, Rockford, Illinois, July-August 1996.
 

Reducing Setup Time Through Process Improvement, Metal Forming, The Precision Metal-forming Association, Richmond Heights, Ohio, March 1997.
 

Factors to Consider for Sucessful Deep Drawing, The Stamping Journal, The Fabricator's and Manufacturer's Association, International, Rockford, Illinois, May-June, 1997.
 

Forming, Bending and Straightening Operations, The Stamping Journal, The Fabricator's and Manufacturer's Association, International, Rockford, Illinois, July-August, 1997.

 

Troubleshooting Draw Bead Applications The Fabricator, The Fabricator's and Manufacturer's Association, International, Rockford, Illinois, Spring Issue 2000.

 

Die Maintenance--Documentation & Tracking, Metal Forming, The Precision Metal-forming Association, Independence, Ohio, April 1992

 

American Tool and Die Stamping News Series Topics

1998-04-05 Dealing With Punch Head Breakage

1998-06-07 Controlling Snap Through Energy

1998-07-08 Press Tie-Rod Pre-Stressing

1998-09-10 Die Fastening Safety Applied to Quick Die Change

1998-11-12 Diesinking Before EDM—A Historical Perspective

1999-01-02 Buying A Used Press

1999-03-04 Improve Diesetting Speed & Die Alignment

1999-05-06 Press Foundations and Machine Leveling

1999-07-08  Control Bend Angles

1999-09-10  Power Actuated Die Clamps

1999-11-12  Designing EDM Dies For Reparability

2000-01-02  Starting Strips in Progressive Dies

2000-03-04  Die Parallels

2000-05-06  Avoid Improper Die Clamping

2000-07-08  Good Cutting Punch and Die Maintenance

2000-09-10  Bolster and Ram Improvements to Aid Diesetting

2000-11-12  Repairing Damaged Die Steels and Castings

2001-01-02  Diesetting Teams Can Excel (QDC-13)

2001-03-04 Basic Principles of Press Force Monitors

2001-05-06  Dieroom Organization and Work Practices

2001-07-08  Gap Frame Presses

2001-09-10  Avoid Die Fastening Errors Through Training

2001-11-12  A Look Inside a Strain Gage Lab

2002-01-02  What is Lean Manufacturing?

2002-03-04  The Best Stamping Lot Size?

2002-05-06  Running Used Dies in a Contact Shop

2002-07-08  Why We Use Metal Stampings

2002-09-10 Dealing With the Unthinkable

2002-11-12  The Best Drawing Speed

2003-01-02  CNC Laser and Turret Punching Machines

2003-03-04  Successful Deep Drawing of a Cylindrical Cup

2003-05-06 Avoid Press Overloading

2003-07-08  Relationship Of Quick Die Change To EOQ And JIT

2003-09-10  Anti-Slug Pulling Methods

2003-11-12  Snap-Through Energy Reduction

2004-01-02  Action to Take for a Severe Press Overload

2004-03-04  Die Clamps Revisited

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