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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The Timken Co. named as winner in Humantech’s Find It – Fix It Challenge

October 23, 2015

The Timken Co. has been named a winner in the ninth annual Find It – Fix it Challenge® sponsored by Humantech Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich. The awards recognize effective workplace solutions that increase productivity, improve worker morale, and reduce workplace injuries and illnesses. The Timken...

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How lubricant roller application systems reduce friction without the oil slick

October 22, 2015 | By Kyle Billin

Applying the right amount blots waste, cost. Roller lubrication systems apply lubricants in a consistent film across the coil.

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Tooling Technology Holdings acquires G.H. Tool & Mold

October 21, 2015

Tooling Technology Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of GenNx360 Capital Partners, New York, has completed the acquisition of G.H. Tool & Mold Inc., a Washington, Mo.-based company that manufactures tooling for die casters in the automotive, outdoor products, and aerospace industries. Tooling...

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Laser-based loop control maintains continuous material payout

October 20, 2015

Coil Control’s new Laser Material Loop Control provides noncontact control of continuous material payout for the metal stamping industry. Laser-based loop control can operate in any lighting condition and almost any production environment, remaining unaffected by high-pitched noise from...

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Kenmode expands apprenticeship program

October 20, 2015

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping, Algonquin, Ill., is expanding its formal tool- and diemaking apprenticeship program for qualified candidates who are interested in careers in advanced manufacturing. The five-year, 10,000-hour program combines paid, full-time, on-the-job training at Kenmode and...

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Freeing space for metal fabrication

October 19, 2015 | By Tim Heston

In a few years Performance Stamping may well be a very different company. It recently cleared away inventory to free space not for more stamping, but for metal fabrication.

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Brochure highlights coil processing machine manufacturer’s services

October 15, 2015

Coe Press Equipment has announced the availability of a six-page brochure highlighting its services. The brochure provides information on Coe-Assurance “On-Demand” capability, the COE-Certified preventive maintenance program, the company’s 24/7/365 technical support, parts inventory, and...

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Synthetic lubricant made for stamping automotive components

October 13, 2015

Tower Oil offers Klenedraw W-4701, a nonstaining, oil-free, full-synthetic lubricant for use in punching, forming, drawing, and deep-drawing of automotive components. The lubricant has received Japanese automotive approval for its performance in metal stamping operations. According to the...

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Zigzagging your way to material savings

October 8, 2015 | By Robert Allred i

Zigzag feeds are being used increasingly for some applications. Stampers can achieve multi-out results using a one-out die.

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R&D Update: Determining flow stress data by combining uniaxial tensile and biaxial bulge tests

October 8, 2015 | By Ali Fallahiarezoodar, Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

In the sheet metal forming industry, finite element (FE) simulation is an important tool for fabricators predicting metal flow, optimizing geometry, and selecting process variables before developing new dies. The accuracy of the simulation results depends highly on the accuracy of the input...

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Die Science: The top 5 drawing die violations

October 6, 2015 | By Art Hedrick

Deep-drawing failures—from splitting to scoring to shock lines—often are a result of common engineering mistakes. These problems can occur whether you are using a single-station drawing die, multiple drawing stations, or drawing reductions. Let’s take a look at the five most common...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: What is the best method for selectively removing burrs from stamped holes?

October 5, 2015 | By Thomas Vacca

Q: We receive high-volume, high-precision, low-cost stamped parts from a vendor. The oval-shaped parts come with burrs that we need to remove from the inner holes, but we cannot round the outside part edges. The cold-rolled steel parts have two sets of holes with different diameters stamped through...

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L.K. Machinery, SAPP Group open tech center in Indiana

October 5, 2015

Die-cast production machinery manufacturer L.K. Machinery Inc. and SAPP Group, a die-cast tooling manufacturer specializing in die-cast die production, have opened the L.K./SAPP Advanced Casting Technology (ACT) Center in Edinburg, Ind., a collaborative investment in future innovations, solutions,...

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FormItaly opens sales office in California

September 30, 2015

FormItaly, an Italy-based provider of sheet metalworking equipment, has opened a North American sales office based in Los Angeles. The company combines personalized die designs (progressive and transfer), customized presses, integrated automated loading and unloading systems, and maintenance...

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PTM Corp. earns WBENC certification

September 25, 2015

Metal stamping company PTM Corp., Fair Haven, Mich., has been certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a women-owned business. This certification comes after the resignation of former president Charles T. Russell and transition of business ownership to his...

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