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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Talan adds 600-ton stamping press

July 22, 2015

Talan Products, a metal stamper and manufacturer of tooling and engineered parts in Cleveland, has installed a remanufactured Minster Hevi-Stamper 600-ton press. It has a bed size of 132 by 54 in., a 12-in. stroke, and a speed of 0 to 50 SPM. The press handles HSLA steel coil up to 36 in. wide by...

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Robot model handles hot forming processes

July 21, 2015

Schuler has unveiled two new models of its Crossbar Robot 4.0 for the automation of mechanical and hydraulic press lines and for retrofitting of existing lines. The 4.0 S is equipped with an additional shift axis that enables it to use the Crossbar feeder tooling, which in turn is used for...

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Jagemann Stamping hires Sporting Group product manager

July 16, 2015

Jagemann Stamping Co., a manufacturer of deep-drawn and progressive-die metal stampings based in Manitowoc, Wis., has hired Nathan Dudney as product manager – Jagemann Sporting Group. The Sporting Group manufactures brass casings for rifles and handguns, polymer magazines, and other gun...

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Coe to deliver four coil processing lines to Lear Mexican Seating

July 15, 2015

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has received orders for four new coil processing lines from Lear Mexican Seating Corp. for installation at the company’s Saltillo, Mexico, location. All of the coil processing systems will feed new AIDA presses being installed at the facility. Two...

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Schuler breaks ground on engineering/technology center

July 15, 2015

Metal forming equipment manufacturer Schuler has started construction of the Schuler Innovation Tower (S.I.T.) at its base in Göppingen, Germany. The 12-story engineering and technology center will provide space for 750 employees. The company reports that the $44 million project is the biggest...

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FCA US invests $166 million in Michigan plant

July 14, 2015

FCA US LLC has announced plans to invest more than $166 million in three new press lines at its Sterling Stamping Plant, located in Sterling Heights, Mich., to support increased product demand. The new press lines, already under construction, are expected to begin production in Q4 2015 and reach...

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Aro Metal Stamping changes ownership

July 7, 2015

Aro Metal Stamping Co. Inc., Roselle, Ill., has been purchased by Erica Wiegel, formerly of Wiegel Tool Works Inc. in Wood Dale, Ill. Aro Metal Stamping is a producer of high-volume, precision metal stampings and assemblies, including heatsinks, shields, covers, busbars, clips, springs,...

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Beckwood Press to manufacture presses for Oak Ridge National Laboratory

July 1, 2015

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has awarded Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, a contract to manufacture a custom hydraulic press for the compression molding of various composite materials. The R&D efforts made on the press will ultimately contribute to automotive and aerospace industry...

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R&D Update: Forming aluminum alloys at elevated temperatures, Part II

July 1, 2015

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Elevated-temperature (ET) forming of aluminum can be accomplished isothermally or nonisothermally. In isothermal warm forming, the die, blank holder, and punch are heated. In nonisothermal deep drawing, the die and blank holder are heated, and the punch may or may not be cooled. The die and punch...

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Die Science: Drawing and stretching

July 1, 2015

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When I conduct training seminars on drawing and stretching, I usually bring with me a variety of unusual parts made using those processes. Often, attendees ask how to stretch the metal into a shape such as a deep can or deeply formed part without splitting the metal. I simply answer: “We don’t....

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Antirust machine applies protective oil to pipes, profiles

June 30, 2015

Kent Corp. offers DieTronic antirust machinery for the tube and pipe and stamping industries. The LCP antirust machine enables inline application of protective oil onto the surface of pipes and profiles. Oil is applied proportionally to mill speed by the encoder feedback circuit, which measures...

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Oberg Industries adds horizontal mill, turning center

June 30, 2015

Oberg Industries, a Freeport, Pa.-based contract manufacturer of precision metal components, tooling, and stamping assemblies, has invested in new equipment to expand its production of medium and large machined components and assemblies. The most recent additions include a 60-in.-travel...

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Ask the Expert: How can I evaluate the performance of recycled lubricant in-house?

June 29, 2015

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Q: I have an issue regarding the consumption of stamping lubricant in our facility. The toolroom is requesting to use only new lubricant rather than recycled, as well as a richer lubricant mix in some tools. This is increasing our lubricant and disposal costs. Is there a test that I can perform...

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Software’s functionalities expand digital process chain

June 26, 2015

AutoForm Eng. GmbH has introduced AutoFormplus R6 sheet metal forming software. This release offers a new set of functionalities to support users along the digital sheet metal process chain. New options are included for draw bead modeling, blank definition, enhanced springback compensation,...

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Volkswagen, Gestamp expand partnership in Tennessee

June 25, 2015

Tennessee-based Volkswagen Chattanooga and Gestamp, a company that designs, develops, and manufactures metal components and assemblies for the automotive sector, have announced plans to expand Gestamp’s existing Chattanooga facility and build a new facility to accommodate stamping of Class A...

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