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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Die Science: What really makes a press shop work?

February 24, 2017 | By Art Hedrick

As stampers, we often believe that purchasing new machines and investing in new technology are key to remaining competitive in the global market. Although keeping up with the latest equipment and techniques is very important, it’s not the only answer for having a successful stamping company....

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Die Science: Opportunity knocks

February 24, 2017 | By Art Hedrick

When you think of the tool and die industry, you often think first of tool- and diemakers—people grinding die sections, reading engineered drawings, assembling dies, and trying out tooling. Although tool- and diemakers are critical to the diemaking process, many jobs are equally important to the...

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Die Science: The influence of product design

February 24, 2017 | By Art Hedrick

I find it somewhat disheartening how often product designers fail to see the downstream effect of the decisions they make regarding the design of a stamped product. Poor tolerencing and part feature decisions cost the stampers and die builders any profit they may have realized. While I don’t want...

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Die Science: Die costing and estimating

February 24, 2017 | By Art Hedrick

One of the common complaints I hear from stampers is that tooling cost estimates differ significantly when they are requesting quotes. One would think that if every shop were quoting to the same die design standards, the tooling cost would be similar from each shop quoting, but that’s not the...

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Auto stamper gets two coil feed lines for the size of one

February 23, 2017 | By Kate Bachman

The Adient Co., automotive seating, stamping, and assembly plant in Athens, TN was struggling with material damage and accuracy feeding thin material handling on its current compact feed system. It resolved the problems by installing two compact Dallas LoopSelect SpaceSaver™ dual loop/feed systems that allow it to run very thin materials in the front loop, and then switch to a back loop for thick 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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