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: Forming aluminum alloys at elevated temperatures, Part 1

June 11, 2015

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To reduce vehicle weight, automotive manufacturers are using advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) and aluminum alloys, formed at room temperature, as well as hot stamping of boron steels. A few OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers also have started warm forming aluminum alloys, usually 5000 and 6000 series,...

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Die Science: Slug pulling—Causes and solutions

June 11, 2015

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Slug pulling in a stamping die can be costly and frustrating. One pulled slug can cripple production. What Is Slug Pulling? When a pierce punch creates a hole, it also produces scrap, called the slug. When the slug sticks to the face of the punch during withdrawal or comes out of the button...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: Upfront spending reaps long-term savings

June 10, 2015

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Q: The cost of building new progressive dies has gone up substantially in the past few years. I am struggling, and in many cases lose money, on my tool builds. How is the industry expected to cope? A: This is a common problem throughout the metal stamping arena. It’s not easy to remain...

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Coe Press Equipment participates in trade mission to Chile, Colombia

June 5, 2015

Coe Press Equipment, a Sterling Heights, Mich.-based provider of coil processing systems to metal stampers and fabricators, has announced that President Hunter Coe and Director of Sales Jeff Grivas recently participated in a trade mission to Chile and Colombia facilitated by Automation Alley and...

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Coe Press Equipment installs press feeding line at North American Stamping Group

June 4, 2015

Sterling Heights, Mich.-based Coe Press Equipment has installed a new press feeding line at North American Stamping Group (NASG)’s Portland, Tenn., facility, which produces stamped parts and welded assemblies for the automotive industry. The 72-in. line can process coil from 0.040- to...

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Flight of a complex progressive stamping--from customer print to finished part

June 1, 2015

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A complex stamped component begins its journey as a part print. Then a CAD layout drawing marks the progression; a 3-D model fleshes out the form and indicates any possible interference; and the die is put through a test run before the first part is produced.

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Talan Products wins 2015 Smart 50 Award

May 26, 2015

Talan Products, a metal stamping company and manufacturer of tooling and engineered parts in Cleveland, has received a 2015 Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Award, presented by Cuyahoga Community College’s Corporate College and Smart Business. The awards recognize northeast Ohio businesses that are...

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Mechanical presses offer three slide motions

May 26, 2015

Ingyu Precision Industries Co. Ltd. has introduced Saga single-point, multislide-motion stamping presses in capacities from 45 to 300 tons. They are designed to meet requirements for running close-tolerance dies. Vertical accuracy is within 0.01 mm. The drive technology offers low power...

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Cadence Inc. expands Wisconsin facility

May 22, 2015

Cadence Inc. has begun construction of a 62,000-sq.-ft. facility in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Nearly three times the size of the company’s existing space, the facility will allow the firm to expand production capacity and add new technologies. The Sturgeon Bay operation provides precision metal...

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Stamper performs subassembly superbly

May 21, 2015

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DieMasters Inc. grew from a small diemaker shop to a 100-employee stamping contractor. The company added value to its bottom by making assemblies, which now comprise 70% of its revenue. The assemblies are a metaphoric representation of the company itself, which makes products diverse in every way possible—size, type, market, materials, complexity. While Diemasters’ success is the result of a concerted effort, President and CEO Virgil DeLay pulls the company together and keeps the band on cue with a well-defined production system.

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Large-bed servo press line enhances auto supplier’s efficiency

May 12, 2015

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Automotive supplier of seating components Paul Craemer GmbH of Herzebrock-Clarholz, Germany, replaced two presses lines requiring press-to-press automation with one 35-foot tall, 48- by 25-ft. servo transfer press.

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Burr Oak Tool names Shinwa do Brasil as representative

May 11, 2015

Burr Oak Tool Inc., Sturgis, Mich., has entered into an agreement with Shinwa do Brasil of Sao Paulo, Brazil, to represent the Oak line of coil manufacturing machines, tube processing machines, replacement parts, and services to the Brazilian and South American market. Shinwa provides...

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Tesla acquires Riviera Tool LLC

May 8, 2015

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Tesla Motors Inc. has announced its acquisition of Riviera Tool LLC, a tool and die manufacturer located in Grand Rapids, Mich. The 100-employee firm, to be renamed Tesla Tool and Die Factory, manufactures large-scale custom metal stamping die systems used to produce...

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A. Stucki Co. names product manager for grating and stamping division

May 6, 2015

Pittsburgh-based A. Stucki Co. has promoted Andrew Baur to the position of product manager of its grating and stamping division. He joined the company as a mechanical design engineer in 2013 after completing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Grove City College. The company is...

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LaserCoil Technologies to deliver coil-fed blanking system to SET Enterprises

May 5, 2015

Perrysburg, Ohio-based LaserCoil Technologies LLC has received an order for a coil-fed blanking system from SET Enterprises Inc., New Boston, Mich., a processor of flat-rolled metal primarily for the automotive industry. The 2,100-mm-wide, dual-head system features two 6-kW lasers. The control...

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