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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R&D Update: Predicting springback when bending AHSS and aluminum alloys, Part 1

December 5, 2016 | By Aanandita Katre, Ali Fallahiarezoodar, Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Editor’s Note: Part II of this article, which will appear in the January/February 2017 issue, will discuss the results and case studies of the newly introduced inverse analysis method for improving springback prediction. In the automotive industry, the use of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS)...

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Die Science: Estimating die cost

December 2, 2016 | By Art Hedrick

Before receiving a contract to design and build a die, the building shop must quote a price to the customer. Because every die usually is a one-of-a-kind tool, the process of quoting tooling cost is not always easy. The person estimating this cost must have a good understanding of sheet metal...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: The continuous improvement approach to die design

December 2, 2016 | By Thomas Vacca

The “10 Die Design Laws,” which appeared in the September/October 2016 issue, are most effective when used along with a continuous improvement approach. At the end of every tool build and final development cycle, the die design team should review what went well and build on those strengths, but...

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Talan Products named one of fastest-growing companies in northeast Ohio

November 23, 2016

Cleveland-based metal stamper Talan Products Inc. has been named to Crain's Cleveland Business‘s 2016 list of the 52 fastest-growing companies in northeast Ohio. The award recognizes Talan's sales growth of 35 percent from 2014 to 2015, with annual revenue totaling between $40 million and $50...

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Beckwood, Triform redesign website

November 22, 2016

Fenton, Mo.-based Beckwood and Triform have redesigned their website at www.beckwoodpress.com and www.triformpress.com. It offers an education center with articles, videos, and application stories about the latest forming technologies.The site also offers in-depth information about metal and...

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57-year veteran tool- and diemaker “started somewhere”

November 18, 2016 | By Kate Bachman

Of all of the roles 57-year veteran tool- and diemaker Paul Rettberg has had, the one he has enjoyed the most is the one he fills currently … as a teacher.

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6 Q&A about compact in-die transfer tooling

November 18, 2016 | By Bob Gunst

Compact in-die transfer tooling technology brings the flexibility of a press-mounted transfer system to small-press and small-part applications. The small transfer system mounts directly to the stamping die, becoming part of the die. The in-die transfer tool is set up and run in continuous mode, just like a progressive die.

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Keats Mfg. opens precision metal stamping plant in Mexico

November 18, 2016

The Keats companies have opened a new manufacturing plant in El Marques, Queretaro, Mexico. Keats de Mexico produces complex precision metal stampings, wire forms, and assemblies for the automotive, electrical distribution, medical, electronics, appliance, and home automation industries. The...

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Xtreme MRO keeps heavyweight stamper on track (video enhanced)

November 18, 2016 | By Kate Bachman

If an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure, what is it worth when you’re stamping thousands of tons? To Rockford Toolcraft, it’s priceless. The $100 million annual sales stamping manufacturer specializes in stamping heavy-gauge material up to ¾ inch thick. Its maintenance, repair, overhaul program must be topnotch to keep operations moving. The millwrights and electricians who maintain, repair, and overhaul the 60 massive, high-tonnage mechanical presses are highly skilled, very experienced, and ready at a moment’s notice to get the presses back on track ASAP. Here’s how the company keeps its fleet of presses humming.

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Coil processing systems suitable for fineblanking applications

November 16, 2016

Coe Press Equipment has announced the availability of its high-precision coil processing lines suitable for fineblanking applications. The systems rely on the company’s Fineblanking Edition HD straightener, which can address both the coil set and crossbow issues needed to achieve the flatness...

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Using strengths and experiences to boost profitability

November 14, 2016 | By Bill Frahm

Metal formers are more than just suppliers of stamped parts. They understand how material reacts during the forming process and how downstream processes can be set up to handle stamped parts efficiently. This is valuable knowledge and should be shared with customers to solidify relationships and possibly boost revenue opportunities.

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AutoForm software chosen by Volkswagen’s tool shop

November 7, 2016

Switzerland-based AutoForm Eng. GmbH, a supplier of software for the sheet metal forming industry, has announced the decision of Volkswagen’s tool shop to use AutoForm-ProcessDesignerforCATIA software for its process design. The software was developed in collaboration with Volkswagen. The main...

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ESI releases metal stamping design formulas in free, online guide

November 7, 2016

North Branford, Conn.-based metal stamping manufacturer Engineering Specialties Inc. (ESI) has released the e-book “Metal Stamping Design Guide,” available for free online at info.esict.com/metal-stamping-design-guide.The guide provides helpful rules, design tips, and stamping design formulas....

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Hydraulic power system helps reduce energy costs

November 7, 2016

MJC Eng. has announced the development of its Green Hydraulic Power® system. According to the company, the system provides high machine yield with noise emissions reduced by 20 dBA, reduced heat generation, short cycle time, and reduced oil volume. The system, offered as standard on the hydraulic...

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Wiegel Tool Works launches website, celebrates 75th anniversary

November 3, 2016

Wiegel Tool Works Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., has launched a new website at www.wiegeltoolworks.com. The redesigned site features simplified navigation and sharper photography showing detail in the company’s tight-tolerance stamped parts. The firm will mark its 75th anniversary in business with an...

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