Stamping Articles

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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Punches

12 ways to boost punch life

August 8, 2007

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High-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) steels require new ways of thinking about extending punch life. At the same time, there are many tried- and-true techniques that still work.

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Die Basics 101: Part XV

August 8, 2007

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Part II of this series presented a basic overview of metal forming operations, such as bending, flanging, drawing, ironing, coining, curling, hemming, and embossing. This and future installments discuss these operations in more detail. We will look at factors controlling the success of each...

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Blanking developments - Part II

August 8, 2007

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Fineblanking in various forms is increasingly becoming accepted by the automotive industry for producing sheet metal components with smooth edges that don't require additional finishing operations.

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Uni-Roller?

Maintain precise control of fluids and lubricants application

August 8, 2007

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UNIST Metalforming Lubrication Systems provide precise control of fluids and lubricants applied to coil and blank stock. Companies interested in evaluating UNIST's stock lubrication in their facilities can request a 30 day trial from the factory.The uni-Roller™ is used to place an even,...

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SEYI Presses

Select an equipment supplier to meet global production requirements

August 8, 2007

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Current economic, logistic, and financial conditions are forcing many companies to expand their stamping production around the world. When manufacturers are planning these facilities, it is important to develop close relationships with equipment suppliers that can meet their requirements, anywhere...

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Schuler Engineer

Maintain a reliable press system with today's competitive pressures

August 8, 2007

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Each press shop is unique in terms of equipment, people, skills and budgets available to support maintenance and engineering.Schuler has developed an "a la carte" service and engineering offering that can be tailored to specific goals and operations, depending on the needs of the facility.The...

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P/A Feeder

Spec the correct feed line

August 8, 2007

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Many factors are taken into consideration when ordering feed lines. To show how to spec this equipment could fill up this magazine, but this article is intended to show what information to supply to get the best possible results.Ordering the StraightenerThe straightener is the most specific piece...

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minster machine

Maximize your capital equipment investment

August 8, 2007

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Metalforming machinery is never purchased – it's an investment. And as with any investment, the ultimate objective is to maximize your return.In an ever-changing manufacturing environment, flexibility has emerged as the leading attribute toward optimizing capital investments."Whether you...

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Off center loaded dies diagram

Choose the right press for running off-center loaded dies

August 8, 2007

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In a perfect world, all tooling and dies would create perfectly balanced loads across the bed of a press. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world and many manufacturers are required to design production systems that require off-center loading in their presses. The reality is that...

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Aida montage

Choose a metalforming solutions partner that can help you increase profits in a lean market

August 8, 2007

AIDA understands that stampers must respond to market demands or most likely they will not survive. For North American stampers, the need to maintain a competitive profile continues to dictate the necessity for flexible metalforming equipment choices that can meet current job demands and future...

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Coil end joiner

Implementing a coil-end joiner

August 8, 2007

After adding a coil-end joiner, automotive stamper Pax Machine Works increased its productivity approximately 33 percent, reduced its scrap, and created a safer working environment.

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Hydraulic press technology

Turning it around (fast)

August 8, 2007

While other Midwest manufacturers are struggling, plumbing manufacturer Bradley Corp. is projecting it will double in size in the next four years. This growth is attributed to the company's flexibility—its ability to adapt equipment, processes, and scheduling to quickly turn around incoming customer orders.

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Tool steel diagram

Cutting tooling costs: Part II

August 1, 2007

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To stay competitive in today’s market, stampers must build dies from materials that adequately perform with as little maintenance as possible. Appropriate tool steels can be cold-rolled steel to solid carbide. The key is to know when to use a lower-grade steel and when to use a higher-grade tool steel.

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AIDA stamping machine

Mechanical presses primed for powerful performances

July 10, 2007

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Metal stampers are using more high-strength steel, which is more difficult to form, requires more tooling stations, and more press tonnage. As a result, stampers are moving away from traditional production methods and investing in presses with higher tonnage capacity and larger beds.

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Stainless steel appliances

Keeping stainless flawless for appliance stamping, fabrication

July 10, 2007

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Before stainless steel is stamped, bent or folded, and fabricated into an appliance, stampers, other fabricators and coil processors need to do damage control as they process stainless steel coil through 7 damage-danger zones.

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