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Sko-Die Inc. acquires fineblanking/metal stamping business of Harig Mfg.

May 2, 2016

Morton Grove, Ill.-based Sko-Die Inc., a manufacturer of custom steel laminations and heavy gauge metal stampings, has acquired the fineblanking and metal stamping business of Harig Mfg. Corp., a manufacturer of precision parts for the automotive, appliance, power tool, aerospace, and controls...

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Coe Press Equipment appoints regional sales manager

April 25, 2016

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

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Making metal forming math more meaningful

April 25, 2016 | By Bill Frahm

In the world of metal forming, relying on assumptions can lead to expensive disasters. That’s why activities such as die tryout need to be based on solid math. The results of these mathematical efforts then need to be shared in a language that decision-makers can understand.

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Feed Lease announces staff additions

April 22, 2016

Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Feed Lease Corp., a manufacturer of press feeding equipment and systems, has announced two staff appointments. Brian Thompson has been named CFO. He previously was owner of Brio Services, a business dedicated to CFO consulting, training, and management. He has a...

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PTM Corp. completes building addition

April 20, 2016

PTM Corp. has completed a 29,600-sq.-ft. addition to the west end of its Plant 1 in Fair Haven, Mich. The company has invested more than $2.7 million into the project, which includes a 15-ton bridge crane and a 550-ton AIDA mechanical press. The addition is designed for future expansion to the...

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Press system features in-die laser welding capability

April 19, 2016

Airam Press Co. Ltd. has introduced a pneumatic stamping press system with in-die laser welding capability. After the stamping operation is completed, the press locates, positions, and holds the part in place inside the press for laser welding and cutoff. Fabricators can stamp and weld different...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: Do die repairs require full lockout/tagout?

April 18, 2016 | By Dennis Cattell

Editor’s Note: Regular readers of this column might recognize that Mr. Cattell answered a similar question in the May/June 2010 issue of STAMPING Journal®. Since this question reflects a common concern among stampers—and is asked of Mr. Cattell quite frequently in his work—we felt it would be beneficial to address the issue again.

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Ask the Stamping Expert: How can I form titanium successfully?

April 15, 2016 | By Thomas Vacca

Q: We are getting more and more inquiries for components made of titanium. We have never worked with this material. Any advice? A: Titanium can be cold- or hot-formed on standard equipment using techniques similar to those used on stainless steels, but you need to consider two main issues: The...

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Schuler acquires Aweba

April 14, 2016

Göppingen, Germany-based forming equipment manufacturer Schuler AG has acquired Aweba, Aue, Germany. Aweba, previously held by private and institutional investors, employs about 600 people. Its products include forming, cutting, hydroforming, and die-casting dies, as well as fixtures and...

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Guide presents information on part marking

April 14, 2016

Durable Technologies has published Traditional Industrial Part Marking, a guide that offers detailed information about character styles, hand stamps, hand stamp holders, hammers and safety considerations, steel stamps and dies, steel type and holders, and hot stamping. It also presents five...

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Die change rail car moves 45,000-lb. die multidirectionally

April 13, 2016

Green Valley Mfg. of Illinois Inc. has developed a custom-engineered, built-to-order Titan 153353 bidirectional die change rail car with a capacity of one 45,000-lb. die. It has HMI remote control, RFID readers, location sensing to enable fully automated rail travel, docking, and die transfers....

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Ask the Stamping Expert: How can I get a die to run in two different presses?

April 11, 2016 | By Dennis Cattell

Q: When I move a die from one press to another, the die runs fine in the first press but will not run in the second press. The presses are the same size, stroke, and speed range, although one is a few years older than the other. What can I do to ensure the die runs in both presses. A: There are...

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Coe Press ships coil processing line to Broan-Nutone Mexico facility

April 6, 2016

Sterling Heights, Mich.-based Coe Press Equipment has installed a new press feeding line for Broan-Nutone, a supplier of residential ventilation products, at the company’s Tecate, Mexico, facility. The new line, which feeds a SEYI-America press, comprises a 42-in.-wide ServoMaster series 3...

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Bridge Tool and Die buys American Die and Mold

April 5, 2016

Buckley, Mich.-based Bridge Tool and Die, a manufacturer of carbide and steel tooling for the extrusion, deep draw, cold heading, and end form tooling markets, has purchased American Die and Mold (ADM). ADM supplies tooling for the automotive, building trades, medical, and aerospace industries....

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Jacar Systems releases corporate video featuring in-die transfer system

April 4, 2016

Jacar Systems, Fair Haven, Mich., has released a new corporate video at that provides an in-depth review of the Micro Transfer™ standardized, all-mechanical, in-die transfer system for the metal stamping industry. The video shows how small stamping companies can integrate...

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