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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Die set configurator available online - TheFabricator.com

Die set configurator available online

February 26, 2013

Superior Die Set Corp. has introduced a die set configurator. This CAD drawing generator creates a customized 2-D or 3-D rendering that includes all the plates and components of a die set. Users then choose the format and version to download the image to their computers. The 3-D die set...

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Wilson Tool changes name of two Canadian divisions

February 25, 2013

Wilson Tool International®, White Bear Lake, Minn., a manufacturer of tooling for sheet metal fabrication, has changed the name of Exacta Precision and Exacta FabTool to Wilson Tool Canada. The new name more accurately represents the integration of the two Canadian divisions into Wilson Tool...

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EJ Ajax acquires Swirtz Tool & Mfg.

February 19, 2013

EJ Ajax & Sons, a third-generation metal forming company in Fridley, Minn., has acquired Minneapolis tool and die company Swirtz Tool & Mfg. Paul Swirtz, founder of the tool and die company, has joined the EJ Ajax toolroom. The companies had a long history of collaboration before the...

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Arku Coil Systems delivers leveler to MEC - TheFabricator.com

Arku Coil Systems delivers leveler to MEC

February 8, 2013

Cincinnati-based Arku Coil Systems Inc. has sold a FlatMaster 55 precision leveler to MEC, a manufacturing and fabrication company in Mayville, Wis. The company offers metal cutting and forming, stamping, machining, tube forming, welding, painting, and assembly in 16 facilities. The leveler,...

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Flying cutoff press's servo drive adds flexibility for various operations - TheFabricator.com

Flying cutoff press's servo drive adds flexibility for various operations

January 31, 2013

Airam Press Co. Ltd. has designed and engineered a pneumatic flying cutoff press that uses a servo drive for stamping, punching, cutting, and piercing materials such as steel and aluminum. It can be used as part of a stamping workcell, to anchor the front or back of a roll forming line, and for...

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Shorter spring lengths added to line

January 31, 2013

Anchor Lamina America Inc. has announced the addition of 23 shorter spring length part numbers to Danly IEM's DieMax XL™ springs product line. The 0.75-in. free length was added to the 0.375- and 0.75-in. hole diameters, which includes both the rectangular and round wire die springs. The springs...

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Taylor-Winfield Technologies relocates to new office complex

January 22, 2013

The Brilex Group of Companies has announced the completion of Taylor-Winfield Technologies' corporate office complex in Youngstown, Ohio. Construction began in spring 2012, with the building opening in December 2012. Connected to the company's existing 100,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility, the...

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Modular, triaxis transfer helps improve production efficiency - TheFabricator.com

Modular, triaxis transfer helps improve production efficiency

January 21, 2013

Schuler has unveiled the Intra Trans modular transfer. Designed for installation on all progressive and transfer presses, it allows for the production of larger parts in existing presses, as it can use the complete width of the press window. The transfer's ability to perform multiple transfer...

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IRMCO receives worldwide Honda approval

January 17, 2013

IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, Ill., a manufacturer of synthetic lubricants, has received worldwide Honda Automotive approval for seven of its metal stamping lubricants. Included in the approval is the new IRMCO Fluids 323-M80, a medium-viscosity, highly dilutable product that...

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Urethane press brake die retainers are modular

January 16, 2013

Urethane Tooling & Eng. Corp. has launched a new line of modular Tool-A-Thane urethane press brake die retainers used for most metal forming applications up to 0.125-in. material or larger. The press brake die retainers permit accurate bending without marring or scratching ferrous or...

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Vacuum lifter-tilter loads strip metal coil onto mandrel - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum lifter-tilter loads strip metal coil onto mandrel

January 15, 2013

Anver Corp. has introduced the AT series vacuum lifter-tilter. The compact unit lets an operator pick up a thin-strip metal coil from the top surface, keeping the center hole unobstructed, and then manipulate and load it onto a mandrel. Featuring fully adjustable and lockable power tilting...

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Feed with care - TheFabricator.com

Feed with care

January 10, 2013

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Although many of the traditional coil-handling rules apply, processing coated coil material requires additional considerations. Stampers need to check for equipment clearances and alignment at every point where the finished material surface may contact another surface.

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Die springs put on the pressure - TheFabricator.com

Die springs put on the pressure

January 10, 2013

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Without something to manage and absorb pressure, a die set would cease to function properly. This is why die spring selection--which considers spring size, travel, number, and placement within the tool--is so critical.

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Updike Supply acquires H.D. Geisler

January 9, 2013

Updike Supply Co., Dayton, Ohio, has acquired H.D. Geisler Co., a distributor of metal stamping products and tooling components, also of Dayton. Geisler serves customers throughout western and central Ohio, eastern Indiana, and northern Kentucky. "We have thoroughly enjoyed growing the company...

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Not your father’s fineblanking - TheFabricator.com

Not your father’s fineblanking

January 8, 2013

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Fineblankng now can produce not only flat parts, but also those with 3-D features, often to size and position tolerances of less than +/- 0.025 mm. It also offers extremely high part-to-part repeatability; the first part and the millionth part are identical. A confluence of technologies has made such parts a reality.

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