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.
June 2, 2009 | By John Heuring
Factoring in the economics inherent in a small footprint—if a building expansion is required for a larger line, for example—a space-saving line may be the most economical option. Categories of space-saving coil feed lines, from the least expensive to the most expensive,are the paddle loop, space saving, and synchronous.
May 12, 2009 | By Marc Pentecost
The decision to upgrade a section or an entire coil processing line involves plenty of intelligence gathering from the shop floor if the right decision is to be made.
May 11, 2009 | By Michael Reihn
Many companies in the aerospace, automotive, sporting goods, and wind energy industry segments are using composites and thermoplastics to augment and support metal stampings.
April 14, 2009 | By Tim Heston
Ultra Tool & Manufacturing launches a program to tackle sensor technology in an effort to errorproof the pressroom.
April 14, 2009 | By Art Hedrick
Metalworking professionals who possess diverse proficient skills have an edge in a tight job market. In this first installment in a series, tool-and-die expert Art Hedrick presents an overview of the metal stamping industry and describes the various careers available in the sector.
March 24, 2009 | By Doug Knapke
A servo-driven transfer system can help to create a multipurpose press line that expands the number of parts traffic patterns. It also allows stampers to navigate heavy traffic with quick die changes between setups, short run times, and fully programmable setups that can be recalled simply.
March 24, 2009
For the right application, magnetic die clamping can add significant flexibility to a stamping operation, eliminate physical clamps, and simplify maintenance.
Editor's Note: In-die joining systems help stamping shops to expand their operations to include subassemblies and full assemblies without additional downstream equipment and processes, so they can carve out a bigger share of the production work. This is Part II of a two-part article. Part I focused...
February 24, 2009
Metal spinning gives shops a broad palette of options that can be customized for the job at hand.
February 24, 2009
Richland Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Eagle Wings, a tiered automotive supplier, retooled with a new stamping press cell equipped with an electromagnetic die handling system. The retool effort also included installation of a 330-ton tie-rod type press, and a compact coil feeder.
What processes do you need to make sure your coil is flat? What is flat enough? You need to determine where you are at the start, where you want to end up, and how to get there. Once you have determined which shape problem you have you can determine which type of equipment is effective in controlling it.
January 27, 2009 | By Dennis Cattell
This article the complete STAMPING Journal® Ask the Expert column, as answered by columnist Dennis Cattell of The Minster Machine Co., and published in the Jan/Feb 2009 issue:
January 13, 2009 | By Drew Stevens
Ensuring part quality and protecting dies are important considerations for any stamping operation. In-die analog sensors can help stampers reduce setup errors and downtime while achieving optimum part quality. This article discusses different applications for analog sensors.
December 15, 2008 | By Milton Hoff
Metal forming, stamping, and washing fluids traditionally have been thought of as "necessary nuisances" to be used once and thrown away. That mindset is changing.Incorporating "green" or environmentally friendly fluids and fluid management systems can extend fluid life and minimize waste, providing valuable cost savings.
December 14, 2008 | By Art Hedrick
Effective stamping professionals rely on scientific principles and not magic to determine and correct production problems. Find out how to troubleshoot wrinkles and rips and take corrective action by following a basic procedure that can be modified to troubleshoot almost any stamping issue.