Stamping

Whether you're using a high-speed stamping press to make simple parts at breakneck speeds or doing something really tricky, like deep drawing a material that puts up a lot of resistance, the information in this technology area is sure to help. The articles, case studies, and press releases cover stamping presses, lubricants, and materials.

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Beckwood Press to manufacture presses for Oak Ridge National Laboratory

July 1, 2015

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has awarded Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, a contract to manufacture a custom hydraulic press for the compression molding of various composite materials. The R&D efforts made on the press will ultimately contribute to automotive and aerospace industry...

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R&D Update: Forming aluminum alloys at elevated temperatures, Part II

July 1, 2015

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Elevated-temperature (ET) forming of aluminum can be accomplished isothermally or nonisothermally. In isothermal warm forming, the die, blank holder, and punch are heated. In nonisothermal deep drawing, the die and blank holder are heated, and the punch may or may not be cooled. The die and punch...

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Die Science: Drawing and stretching

July 1, 2015

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When I conduct training seminars on drawing and stretching, I usually bring with me a variety of unusual parts made using those processes. Often, attendees ask how to stretch the metal into a shape such as a deep can or deeply formed part without splitting the metal. I simply answer: “We don’t....

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Antirust machine applies protective oil to pipes, profiles

June 30, 2015

Kent Corp. offers DieTronic antirust machinery for the tube and pipe and stamping industries. The LCP antirust machine enables inline application of protective oil onto the surface of pipes and profiles. Oil is applied proportionally to mill speed by the encoder feedback circuit, which measures...

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Oberg Industries adds horizontal mill, turning center

June 30, 2015

Oberg Industries, a Freeport, Pa.-based contract manufacturer of precision metal components, tooling, and stamping assemblies, has invested in new equipment to expand its production of medium and large machined components and assemblies. The most recent additions include a 60-in.-travel...

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Ask the Expert: How can I evaluate the performance of recycled lubricant in-house?

June 29, 2015

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Q: I have an issue regarding the consumption of stamping lubricant in our facility. The toolroom is requesting to use only new lubricant rather than recycled, as well as a richer lubricant mix in some tools. This is increasing our lubricant and disposal costs. Is there a test that I can perform...

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Software’s functionalities expand digital process chain

June 26, 2015

AutoForm Eng. GmbH has introduced AutoFormplus R6 sheet metal forming software. This release offers a new set of functionalities to support users along the digital sheet metal process chain. New options are included for draw bead modeling, blank definition, enhanced springback compensation,...

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Volkswagen, Gestamp expand partnership in Tennessee

June 25, 2015

Tennessee-based Volkswagen Chattanooga and Gestamp, a company that designs, develops, and manufactures metal components and assemblies for the automotive sector, have announced plans to expand Gestamp’s existing Chattanooga facility and build a new facility to accommodate stamping of Class A...

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Kenmode adds to engineering and sales management team

June 24, 2015

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping, Algonquin, Ill., has added two senior managers. Harry Dickerson has joined the company as vice president of engineering. In this role, he oversees the firm’s tool design-and-build program and all engineering functions. Before joining the company, he operated...

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Schuler to acquire majority stake in Chinese press manufacturer

June 23, 2015

Göppingen, Germany-based press manufacturer Schuler AG has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake of at least 51 percent in Chinese machine tool manufacturer Yangzhou Metal Forming Machine Tool Co. Ltd. (Yadon). “China is our fastest-growing sales market and the world’s largest...

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Mate Precision Tooling hires VP of North American sales

June 22, 2015

Mate Precision Tooling, a manufacturer of sheet metal fabrication tooling based in Anoka, Minn., has hired Kevin Jordan as vice president of North American sales. He has more than 20 years of sales leadership experience for both public and private companies. Jordan has held executive leadership...

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Schuler to provide two laser blanking lines to Daimler

June 22, 2015

Schuler, located in Göppingen, Germany, has received an order for two laser blanking lines from Daimler AG for its Mercedes-Benz facility in Kuppenheim, Germany. The two lines cut blanks out of a moving sheet metal coil, which then are formed into car body parts in subsequent steps. Fiber...

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Wilson Tool names VP of global marketing

June 18, 2015

Wilson Tool Intl. has hired Paul Landgraf as vice president of global marketing. He leads the company’s strategic marketing, new product and service development, and branding initiatives worldwide and also is responsible for sales in South America and Southeast Asia. Landgraf brings more...

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Deep-draw sheet hydroforming press handles up to 20-in.-dia. blanks

June 18, 2015

Beckwood has expanded its Triform product line with the addition of a 10,000-PSI deep-draw sheet hydroforming press, featuring a 20-in.-dia. maximum blank size, 10-in. draw depth capacity, and an integrated tool change system for fast changeover. The model 20-10-10BD offers cycle times less than...

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Talan Products adds deburring machine

June 17, 2015

Cleveland-based Talan Products, a full-service metal stamping company and manufacturer of tooling and engineered parts, has added a remanufactured Hammond Roto-Finish deburring machine to its metalworking lineup. The automated vibratory deburring machine uses a ball-burnishing deburring process...

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