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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Schuler delivers monoblock servo press to Gnotec Kinnared

April 20, 2015

Göppingen, Sweden-based Schuler has delivered a monoblock servo press to Swedish automotive supplier Gnotec Kinnared AB. The type MSD-400 machine is the first servo press that Schuler has ever delivered to Scandinavia. The press manufacturer also supplied a coil line and roll feed with the press....

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Dallas Industries names Wootsun Machinery and Software Solutions as Florida rep

April 16, 2015

Troy, Mich.-based Dallas Industries has announced the appointment of Wootsun Machinery and Software Solutions LLC as a representative serving Florida. Dallas Industries is a manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding equipment and controls for the stamping...

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Ask the Expert: Increasing progressive-stamping tooling life with the right lubricant

April 15, 2015

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I get a lot of questions regarding how to maximize the life of progressive-stamping tooling, but no one response fits all. We talk a lot about tooling materials, heat treatment, and coatings. But time and again, stamping lubrication is treated as relatively insignificant. Stampers put little...

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Ask the Expert: The continuing challenge of die maintenance

April 15, 2015

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Q: I have been trying to locate the die maintenance check list printed in a STAMPING Journal® article several years ago, which also included the 10 Tooling Laws. I am hoping you can lead me to it. A: You will find the check list at the end of this article. But even with a maintenance check...

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Ask the Expert: Determining stock width for stamping a part in a progressive die

April 14, 2015

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Q: How do I define the width of the metal stock required to stamp a part in a new progressive die? A: You need to consider a lot of factors when determining stock width for stamping a part in a progressive die. I assume your question on the stock width is so you can estimate the raw material...

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Ask the Expert: Fixing die shortcomings

April 14, 2015

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Q: We have a large stamping tool running in a 300-ton press. A changeover tool makes a left part and a right part, each of which is about 0.1 in. thick and shaped like a peanut. One-half of the part (lengthwise) is coined offset one material thickness in depth in addition to a number of other...

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CSS celebrates 75th anniversary

April 13, 2015

Connecticut Spring & Stamping (CSS) marks its 75th anniversary this year. Founded in 1939 as a spring manufacturer, the company now is a provider of precision springs and metal shapes for the medical, aerospace, defense, automotive, consumer, and office products industries. The family-owned and...

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Neapco Announces New CEO

April 7, 2015

Belleville, Mich., automotive supplier Neapco Holdings, a manufacturer of driveshafts, propeller shafts, halfshafts, constant velocity joints, differentials, aluminum die castings, and driveline components, has appointed Ken Hopkins as president and CEO. Hopkins has more than 25 years of...

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Schuler to modernize nine tryout presses for Audi

March 19, 2015

The Hydraulic division of Schuler Service, Göppingen, Germany, has received an order to modernize nine tryout presses for the toolmaking department of Audi AG. The lines were supplied in 1998 by press manufacturer Müller Weingarten, which Schuler acquired in 2007. In addition to a complete...

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Straighteners process materials with yield strengths up to 1,000 Mpa

March 17, 2015

Coe Press Equipment Corp. offers HD series straighteners designed to process AHSS and other steels with yield strengths up to 1,000 Mpa. The straighteners feature improved work roller design, higher strength of materials, tighter straightener roll spacing, and increased roll depth penetration,...

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Coil processing flatness measurement and control system developed

March 13, 2015

IMS and Andritz Herr-Voss Stamco have partnered to develop a flatness measurement and control system for cut-to-length and multiblank operations. The Level Vision™ system helps optimize material flatness quality with limited operator involvement by using IMS optical technology in combination...

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5 ways to get the most out of your servo press

March 13, 2015

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To make the best use of servo technology, you must have the best practices, best people in place with ongoing training and support. The first step in getting more out of the servo press is understanding your current processes and their pain points; know your press's capabilities; and understand the critical tolerances for the part--and how servo presses can help overcome limitations.

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R&D Update: Heat generation in forming of AHSS

March 10, 2015

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Advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) materials are multiphase steels that contain martensite, bainite, and/or retained austenite. The use of AHSS materials in the automotive industry is increasing every day, because these steels provide strength and satisfy functional requirements at reduced weight....

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Nidec Minster announces management changes

March 9, 2015

Nidec Minster Corp., a provider of presses, feeds, coil handling equipment, and die transfer equipment in Minster, Ohio, has announced several organizational changes. Effective June 1, David Winch will assume the role of CEO/vice chairman of the board of directors. John Winch will step down as...

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Die Science: Step-by-step troubleshooting of stamping dies, Part I

March 6, 2015

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Opinions on how to troubleshoot a stamping operation are not in short supply at any production stamping or die-building shop. I’m not trying to stereotype diemakers, designers, or technicians, but their decisions often are made based on insufficient data. Statistically speaking, if I...

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