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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PTM Corp. founder Charles Russell dies

June 29, 2016

Charles “Charlie” T. Russell, founder of metal stamping manufacturer PTM Corp. and partner of Modified Technologies, Fair Haven, Mich., died on June 21, 2016. Born in Mississippi, Russell moved to Chicago at 20 years old and became a tool- and diemaker, then moved to Detroit to start his...

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Reliable Metalcraft launches new website

June 20, 2016

Reliable Metalcraft Corp., Mishawaka, Ind., has released a new, updated website at www.reliablemetalcraft.com. The site features a new design and layout, providing information on the company’s custom and precision metal stampings. The site also details the company’s equipment and the...

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Bettcher Mfg. appoints new general manager

June 20, 2016

Stamping company Bettcher Mfg. LLC, McAllen, Texas, has hired Anthony Matti as general manager. He has more than 27 years of quality, engineering, and operations management experience. Matti worked most recently at Tarkett, North America, as director of engineering. Before that he spent 15 years...

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R&D Update: Controlling material flow in drawing operations

June 17, 2016

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The researchers at The Ohio State University's Center for Precision forming perform research on controlling material flow in drawing operation using CNC hydraulic cushions to help improve drawability.

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Reading progressive die strip — Part II

June 16, 2016

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Editor's Note: This is the second part of a two-part article about reading progressive-die strips. Part I, which appeared in the May issue, covered the causes of pilot hole distortion and mismatched cuts. Hard marks, otherwise known as coin marks, occur when metal is severely squeezed between two...

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Die Science: Developing forming dies - Part III

June 16, 2016

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Editor's Note: This is third installment of a three-part series that discusses die development for producing nonuniform, contoured parts by breaking the process down into eight steps. Part I covers the part material, its form, and its function. Part II discusses length-of-line analysis and tip...

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Die Science: Developing forming dies - Part II

June 16, 2016

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Editor's Note: This is first installment of a three-part series that discusses die development for producing nonuniform, contoured parts by breaking the process down into eight steps. Part I covers the part material, its form, and its function. Part II discusses length-of-line analysis and tip...

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Die Science: Solving punch breakage problems - Part III

June 16, 2016

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Numerous factors contribute to the premature failure of piercing and cutting punches. In addition to problems with the punches, such as tool steel or problems caused by EDM and grinding, the press can cause problems through deflection, and bridge strippers also can cause punch breakage.

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Die Science: Designing dies 2-D or 3-D?

June 16, 2016

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Both 2-D and 3-D die design packages have advantages and disadvantages, which are discussed here, but true success lies in the designer's ability, not the software's.

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Aro Metal Stamping certified as Women’s Business Enterprise

June 15, 2016

Aro Metal Stamping Inc., Roselle, Ill., a metal stampings and assemblies business, has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center - Chicago, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council...

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Coe Press Equipment appoints COO

June 14, 2016

Sterling Heights, Mich.-based Coe Press Equipment, a manufacturer of coil handling and servo roll feed equipment, has announced the promotion of Linda Rosati to COO. She joined the company in 2014 as proposal and estimating manager. Before joining Coe, she worked for Ingersoll-Rand and most...

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Stainless steel compression springs available in wire sizes 0.080 in. and up

June 13, 2016

Lee Spring offers AISI 316 stainless steel compression springs in wire sizes of 0.080 in. and up. The material helps improve corrosion resistance with the presence of molybdenum and decreased carbon content. The new wire sizes offer up to 660 N or 148 lbs. of loading force. These standard-format...

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Die Science: Fundamentals of drawing

June 8, 2016

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Columnist Art Hedrick goes back to basics about drawing, offering a comparison of drawing and casting, an explanation of flow and control.

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Ask the Stamping Expert: Five essential stamping rules for component designers

June 7, 2016

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Over the years I have received many requests from readers asking for suggestions and advice for particularly challenging stamping applications. Some of the issues can be addressed through creative tool design; some can’t. Some stampings by design make it virtually impossible to satisfy all the...

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Coe Press Equipment hires regional sales manager

June 3, 2016

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., a manufacturer of coil handling and servo roll feed equipment, has announced the appointment of Ed Wynn as a new regional sales manager based in the Chicago area. Wynn has more than 25 years of sales experience, serving most recently as regional...

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