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 to supply hydraulic deep draw press to Columbia Metal Spinning

March 23, 2017

Beckwood Press Co., Fenton, Mo., has received a contract from Columbia Metal Spinning, a Chicago-based producer of precision metal spun and deep drawn parts, to produce a custom, 450-ton hydraulic deep draw press. Scheduled for completion in August 2017, the machine will expand Columbia Metal...

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Schuler delivers laser blanking lines to Daimler

March 22, 2017

Göppingen, Germany-based Schuler has delivered two laser blanking lines to the Daimler plant in Kuppenheim, Germany. Both lines, used for the serial production of compact vehicles, can be changed instantly to another cutting style at the touch of a button. Contours are programmed offline and can...

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Superb Industries forms strategic alliance with Bihler of America

March 21, 2017

Superb Industries Inc., a high-volume manufacturer based in Sugarcreek, Ohio, has announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Bihler of America Inc., Phillipsburg, N.J.Bihler technology combines stamping, forming, and assembly technologies into one integrated manufacturing process. The...

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Die Science: 7 ways that part material affects die design and the forming process

March 16, 2017 | By Art Hedrick

I recently had an opportunity to train some young product designers. During this training session, one of the product designers brought me a print of a project he was working on. It was a contoured, deep-drawn part with many intricate features, and he had a lot of questions about the...

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Schuler to deliver servo press line to Borgward

March 15, 2017

Göppingen, Germany-based Schuler has received an order for an XL servo press line from Borgward Automotive.Starting in August 2018, the servo press line at the Germany-based automaker’s plant in Beijing, Miyun, China, will produce body panels for the BX7, BX5, and BX6 car models. The 67,000-kN...

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R&D Update: Practical use of servo hydraulic cushions in stamping operations

March 15, 2017 | By Ali Fallahiarezoodar, Darrell Quander Jr., Pratik Mehta, Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

In deep drawing, with or without draw beads, the sheet metal blank is restrained at the periphery of the die by the blank holder force (BHF). The relative motion between the punch and the die forces the metal to flow into the die cavity (see Figure 1). The quality of the formed part is determined...

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Ask the Expert: Which equation adds up to smooth strip feeding in progressive dies?

March 14, 2017 | By Thomas Vacca

Q: Many people believe that the feed height = passline height. But the way I learned it, feed height + lift height = passline height. If feed height + lift height = passline height and you feed the material, when the die closes, with the stock check open, the material will be pushed down by the...

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Die grinding arm articulates to work surface

March 14, 2017

The FlexArm die grinding arm offers precision grinding for die repair and weld removal. It holds the piloted carbide deburr bit perpendicular to the work surface at all times. The arm articulates to the work surface to offer fast setups, and its counterbalance helps improve precision and operator...

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Die Science: Finding the true cause of poor-quality parts

March 13, 2017 | By Art Hedrick

As a professional consultant, I find it both amusing and frustrating how many times dies are accused of being “bad.” Certainly, poor-quality dies exist. In my career I’ve seen dies that are well-engineered, precision tools, and I’ve seen dies that might as well have been made from sawdust...

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Vollrath acquires CDF Industries' cleaning equipment division

March 10, 2017

Metal stamper and fabricator Vollrath Co. LLC, Sheboygan, Wis., has acquired the cleaning equipment division of CDF Industries, an industrial cleaning equipment design and manufacturer in Quakertown, Pa. The acquisition adds cleaning equipment designs and processes to Vollrath’s portfolio of...

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Die Science: Open wall angles versus vertical walls

March 10, 2017 | By Art Hedrick

All too often designers employ open wall angles simply because they’ve been told that they are easier to form than vertical walls. Although this statement may be true for many part geometries, it is certainly not true for all. Sometimes a draft angle can be desirable; other times it can be...

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Die Science: Maximizing tool steel life

March 9, 2017 | By Art Hedrick

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is “What is the best tool steel?”To me, that’s like asking, “How long is a piece of string?”There is no “best” tool steel. To choose the appropriate tool steel for a given application, you need to consider all of the situations and...

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SEYI Machinery partners with ABB for stamping automation

March 9, 2017

Stamping machine manufacturer SEYI Machinery, Taoyuan City, China, has partnered with industrial robotics supplier ABB to offer metal stamping automation systems, including one press with one robot, one press with multiple robots, and multiple presses with multiple robots.In addition, SEYI will...

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Advancements in furnace design improve hot stamping

March 9, 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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Die Science: Fitting the drawing pad for optimal metal flow

March 9, 2017 | By Art Hedrick

Production stampers and die builders understand that the process of designing, building, troubleshooting, and maintaining a drawing die can be very difficult. Unlike metal cutting tools, drawing dies can take a great deal of time to develop, especially if the final part will be very deep and...

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