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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Advancements in furnace design improve hot stamping

February 16, 2017 | By Borek Dvorak, Jad Tawk

New roller furnaces for hot stamping have been designed using finite element method (FEM) analysis for numerical simulations of heating processes and heating power distribution. The advanced designs focus on optimal heating, modern roller drives, a new approach to the furnace’s input and output without movable parts, and other items with respect to the optimal technological and technical aspects to enhance the ability to perform nonuniform (Taylor) tempering and hardening.

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BGL announces sale of Midland Stamping & Fabricating

February 2, 2017

Cleveland-based investment bank Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. has announced the sale of Midland Stamping & Fabricating, a Schiller Park, Ill.-based subsidiary of Advanced Alloy Processing and portfolio company of Peak Rock Capital, to Speyside Equity.Midland is a provider of metal stamping and...

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Coe Press offers weekend controls retrofit services

February 1, 2017

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced that its Technical Services Team can retrofit the Coe HPR (High Power Retrofit) controls package over a weekend to help customers enhance coil processing line performance. The compact controls system, which offers a single point of entry...

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Software provides validation for progressive dies, hot forming

February 1, 2017

AutoForm Eng. has unveiled its latest software version AutoFormplus R7 for process simulation. According to the company, the software offers flexibility and efficiency in process setup and final validation for all forming processes in general and, in particular, for progressive dies and hot...

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Machine Concepts extends sales and services to Mexico

February 1, 2017

Machine Concepts Inc., a Minster, Ohio-based builder of metal processing equipment, has announced it has joined with Piecsa, a regional customer sales and service center in Monterrey, Mexico, to expand and provide service to customers in the metal forming industry in Mexico and south Texas. This...

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Athader S.L. to provide two slitting lines to Nova Steel

January 27, 2017

Athader S.L., based in Renteria, Gipuzkoa, Spain, a company within The Bradbury Group, has announced it will install two ultrahigh-strength slitting lines that handle coils weighing up to 80,000 lbs. at Nova Steel.A line with a slitting capability of 0.375 by 74 in. will be installed at the...

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ETCO Inc. celebrates 70 years of manufacturing

January 26, 2017

ETCO Inc. is marking 70 years in business as a manufacturer of custom precision stampings. The company has manufactured these products in Rhode Island since its inception in 1947 and at its automotive headquarters in Bradenton, Fla., since 1978. The firm was founded as the Electric Terminal Corp....

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Metal spinning machines designed for Industry 4.0

January 26, 2017

Denn has introduced the NTR line of CNC metal spinning machines. According to the manufacturer, the series is designed under the terms of Industry 4.0, which encompasses a number of contemporary automation, data exchange, and manufacturing technologies. The user connects the machine to the...

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Beckwood Press launches new, interactive website

January 25, 2017

St. Louis-based Beckwood Press Co., a manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses and automation systems and the Triform line of specialty forming equipment, has launched a new website at www.beckwoodpress.com. The site, designed for all platforms, features a simplified menu structure and in-depth...

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Middleville Tool & Die to expand metal tubular stamping capabilities

January 24, 2017

Middleville Tool & Die, Middleville, Mich., recently acquired by the family that owns Bayloff Stamped Products Detroit, has announced plans to invest in its manufacturing operations.The firm will expand its metal tubular stamping capabilities for manufacturing exhaust and tubular components for the...

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Speyside Equity Fund I LP acquires Midland Stamping and Fabricating

January 18, 2017

Speyside Equity Fund I LP, an investor in specialty chemicals, industrials/metal forming, and food ingredients businesses, has acquired Midland Stamping and Fabricating Corp., Schiller Park, Ill., from Advanced Alloy Processing. Midland is a provider of contract metal stampings and fabrications to...

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Achieving successful stamping of AHSS

January 16, 2017 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

Forming products from advanced high-strength steels is a challenge. Understanding how these materials react during press feeding, straightening, blanking, and forming is necessary in designing production processes that run as efficiently as possible.

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R&D Update: Predicting springback when bending AHSS and aluminum alloys, Part II

January 12, 2017 | By Aanandita Katre, Ali Fallahiarezoodar, Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Editor’s Note: This article is Part II of a two-part series. Part I, which appeared in the November/December 2016 issue, discussed the challenges of determining Young’s modulus, one of the most important parameters for springback prediction.

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Controls package allows management of feed and straightener functions, setups

January 11, 2017

Coe Press Equipment’s new SyncMaster™ base controls package for integrated press lines allows operators to manage feed and straightener functions, setups, and diagnostic reviews from a single touchscreen. The controls package for integrated coil feed lines allows operators to control many of...

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Wiegel Tool Works marks 75 years in business

January 11, 2017

Wiegel Tool Works (WTW) recently held an open house at its plant in Wood Dale, Ill., to mark its 75th anniversary. The event, which included a formal banquet, was attended by more than 400 customers, suppliers, employees and their families, and industry friends. The company was founded as a tool...

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