Stamping News

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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Auto-indexing dimpler prevents multiple-blank feeds in stamping

July 29, 2014

Welker Engineered Products offers an auto-indexing dimpler that protects dies by minimizing the potential for multiple-blank feeds in stamping operations. It prevents sheet metal blanks from sticking together by producing a pattern of small dimples in the trim edge that automatically index with the...

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Monomoy Capital Partners acquires the Continental-Midland Group

July 28, 2014

Monomoy Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity fund, has acquired Cont-Mid Group LLC and Tiffin Holdings LLC (CMG) from the Kaminski family, which has owned and operated the business for the past 10 years. CMG is a manufacturer of custom-engineered metal fasteners, cold-formed parts,...

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Challenge Mfg. to build two plants in Michigan

July 25, 2014

Challenge Mfg. LLC, a Tier 1 supplier in Walker, Mich., has announced plans to open two new factories in Michigan: a $65.5 million, 430,000-sq.-ft. assembly plant in Watertown Township, and a $50 million, 450,000-sq.-ft. facility in Pontiac. The new manufacturing facilities, which will provide...

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Schuler to build new demonstration center in China

July 17, 2014

Schuler has begun construction of a new demonstration center in Tianjin, China. The Servo TechCenter Tianjin will feature a press with TwinServo Technology (TST) and a force of 1,600 metric tons. Schuler is investing more than 10 million euros in the project. Construction is expected to be...

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Metal Technology installs 1,200-ton press

July 16, 2014

Metal Technology (MTI) has installed a 1,200-ton press with CNC capabilities at its Albany, Ore., facility. The press expands the company’s deep-draw and forming capabilities in terms of diameter, length of product form, and wall thickness. “The equipment's 84-in. stroke with 122 in. of...

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Mills Products names quality manager

July 10, 2014

Mills Products, Brentwood, Tenn., a producer of hydroformed, roll formed, and tube stamped parts for the appliance and automotive industries, has appointed David Sampson as quality manager for its North American operation. A Six Sigma leader, Sampson comes to the company after working at the...

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Bettcher Mfg. appoints manager

July 9, 2014

Stamping producer Bettcher Mfg. LLC, McAllen, Texas, has hired Andre Fleury as general manager. He has more than 24 years of plant management, general management, and operations management experience. Fleury previously served as director of operations at Commscope Inc./The Carlyle Group’s...

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Robinson Helicopter adds Avure fluid cell press

July 8, 2014

Robinson Helicopter Co., a manufacturer of civil helicopters in Torrance, Calif., has installed a fluid cell press from Avure Technologies, Columbus, Ohio, for component production. Suitable for low-volume, high-quality sheet metal forming, the model QFC 0.7x1.8-800 Flexform™ fluid cell press...

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AP&T opens R&D center in Sweden

July 8, 2014

AP&T has opened a center for R&D at its newly constructed facility in Ulricehamn, Sweden. The facility is used to develop, test, and demonstrate tools, presses, automation equipment, and control systems. It also is used for testing different methods for finishing work, such as laser cutting of...

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ARC Group Worldwide acquires Kecy Corp.

June 25, 2014

ARC Group Worldwide Inc., Deland, Fla., a provider of advanced manufacturing and 3-D printing systems, has acquired Kecy Corp., Hudson, Mich. Kecy is an ISO 9001:2000-certified precision metal stamping company that uses advanced manufacturing, robotics, automation, and diemaking equipment. The...

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AutoForm opens office in Germany, names general manager

June 24, 2014

AutoForm Eng. GmbH, a supplier of sheet metal forming software in Wilen b. Wollerau, Switzerland, has opened a new office in Stuttgart, Germany. AutoForm Eng. Deutschland GmbH offers AutoForm products and services to the Germany postal codes 6 and 7, as well as Switzerland. Michael Rembrink has...

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Greenerd Press & Machine appoints CEO

June 19, 2014

Hydraulic press builder Greenerd Press & Machine Co. Inc., Nashua, N.H., has appointed Jerry Letendre as CEO. He succeeds Tim Dining, who recently moved on to another management position outside of the machine tool industry. Letendre began investing in Greenerd in 2005; in December 2012 he...

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Industrial Innovations names VP of operations

June 17, 2014

Industrial Innovations, a Grandville, Mich.-based manufacturer of industrial lubrication equipment for metal forming, stamping, and machining applications, has appointed Doug Goetz as vice president of operations. He comes to the company from FKM USA, where he served as vice president/general...

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Coe ships progressive press feed line to Hudson Industries

June 17, 2014

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has shipped a new coil feeding line to Hudson Industries, Hudson, Ind., a manufacturer of metal stampings for the automotive industry. Commissioned to feed a new Eagle 400T progressive-die press, the coil handling and feeding line has a maximum coil...

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Coe Press Equipment names director of quality and lean manufacturing

June 10, 2014

Coe Press Equipment, a provider of coil handling equipment and cut-to-length systems in Sterling Heights, Mich., has appointed Subramaniam Manivannan as director of quality and lean manufacturing, a new position developed to help the company accommodate expansion into new areas. Before joining...

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