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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Sumitomo Electric Carbide opens Tool Engineering Center - TheFabricator.com

Sumitomo Electric Carbide opens Tool Engineering Center

July 22, 2013

Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc., Mount Prospect, Ill., has announced the opening of its Tool Engineering Center (TEC) and plant expansion in New Berlin, Wis. The 55,000-sq.-ft. expansion has more than doubled the size of the facility, which manufactures solid carbide drills, replaceable carbide...

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Ford develops technology to speed prototyping, low-volume production

July 15, 2013

Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., is developing a highly flexible, first-of-its-kind, patented manufacturing technology to form sheet metal parts rapidly for low-volume production applications. When fully developed, the technology will allow for lower costs and prototype delivery within three...

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Anchor Lamina names director of business development

July 10, 2013

Anchor Lamina America Inc., a manufacturer of tool, die, and mold components, has hired Ted Phillips as director of business development. Based out of the company's Farmington Hills, Mich., office, he is responsible for sales of the Danly, IEM, Lamina, and Lempco component brands in Michigan and...

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Blanking line combines laser cutting, continuous coil feeding

July 8, 2013

Schuler has unveiled laser blanking lines featuring DynamicFlow Technology. The machines, which combine laser cutting with continuous coil feeding, can produce even small batches JIT and cost-effectively, according to the company. The machines can produce a variety of blank shapes simultaneously...

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Schuler AG supports vocational training in Mexico

July 8, 2013

Schuler AG, Gӧppingen, Germany, has opened a vocational training center, Cedual (Centro de Especialización Dual), in Puebla, Mexico, to train skilled staff to provide technical support for the company’s presses. Set up by Stefan Antel, general manager of Schuler, the center is based on the...

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IRMCO® receives worldwide Renault approval

July 8, 2013

IRMCO Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, Ill., a manufacturer of synthetic lubricants, has received worldwide automotive approval from Renault for use in all plants. After being subjected to vigorous testing procedures to ensure they are compatible with Renault's strict manufacturing...

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Warm forming of alloys in the auto industry - TheFabricator.com

Warm forming of alloys in the auto industry

June 28, 2013

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While stampers struggle with traditional forming of aluminum alloys, particularly in the automotive industry, they should know that research is currently underway to make this tough job easier. Warm forming of certain aluminum alloys is a real possibility when it comes to stamping parts from these difficult-to-work-with materials.

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An overview of tooling coatings - TheFabricator.com

An overview of tooling coatings

June 28, 2013

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The ranks within the tool and die community have thinned with the shop closures and business consolidations that followed the Great Recession. As a result, the depth of knowledge about tooling coatings has decreased as well in recent years. This primer is intended to provide a quick explanation of the most common tooling coatings for those that need a quick education.

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Leveling beyond the coil - TheFabricator.com

Leveling beyond the coil

June 28, 2013

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Not all metal forming jobs are done off the coil, so what can stampers do to ensure that the metal is level? They can use a stand-alone hydraulic roller leveler to ensure parts meet original specs.

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Dayton Progress announces plan to transfer punch blank production

June 25, 2013

Dayton Progress has announced that its parent company, Misumi, will expand and adopt Dayton’s blank-making process at its blank factory in Vietnam, which supplies all Misumi punch-making factories worldwide with blanks. Over the next several years, the manufacture of Dayton semifinished punch...

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Formtek adds turning center

June 20, 2013

Formtek Inc., Cleveland, as part of a comprehensive plan to expand its manufacturing capabilities, has taken delivery of a new Mazak 500M slant-bed turning center. The lathe increases the company's turning capabilities up to 36 in. dia. and 118 in. long. The new machine is intended to add capacity...

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IRMCO names M-Tech as representative

June 20, 2013

IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, Ill., a manufacturer of synthetic stamping, forming, and bending lubricants, has announced the addition of Manufacturing Technology (M-Tech) as its sales representative in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. M-Tech is a distributor of metal...

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Radius, blank punches available for springback development

June 19, 2013

Urethane Tooling & Eng. Corp. has launched a new line of aluminum and urethane radius and blank punches for forming development and tryout. The products, designed to work with the Tool-A-Thane urethane press brake die retainers and springback development tools, are available in radii of 0.02...

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Thunder Mfg. opens stamping plant in Kentucky

June 19, 2013

Toronto-based Thunder Tool & Mfg. Ltd. has opened Thunder Mfg. USA Inc., a new $2.2 million metal stamping operation in Richmond, Ky. The plant will employ 45 people to manufacture metal components for automotive engines and transmission mounts....

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Press hardening takes center stage at Schuler convention

June 18, 2013

Press manufacturer Schuler recently held a convention in Waghäusel, Germany, where about 80 visitors heard from industry and academic experts about the latest developments in press hardening and other lightweight construction methods. Use of press-hardened parts has grown from about 8 million...

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