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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Metalloid products approved at Nissan

May 23, 2013

Metalloid Corp., Sturgis, Mich., has been granted Nissan approval for two metal forming lubricants. ADDVANCE 6580 (botanical lubricant) and METCHEM 6620 (synthetic lubricant) are approved to form galvanized and cold-rolled steel, as well as aluminum. Both products are petroleum oil-free and...

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Servo drive technology helps boost press output

May 22, 2013

Schuler has announced that its ServoDirect technology now can be retrofitted to conventional flywheel presses with the aid of its patented Dualdrive technology. According to the manufacturer, modernizing presses in this way can boost press productivity by up to 50 percent. The servomotor mounts...

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Schuler Automation shows transfer systems in operation

May 21, 2013

Visitors from Germany and abroad attended a Technology Day held by Schuler Automation in Hessdorf, Germany, in mid-April. As well as receiving information on the latest developments in part transport, they were able to observe eight different transfer systems in operation, including the new Intra...

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Mestek announces passing of John E. Reed, CEO

May 21, 2013

Mestek Inc., Cleveland, has announced that John E. Reed, chairman of the board and CEO, died May 9, 2013. Reed began his career with The H. B. Smith Co. after earning his LL.B. degree in 1942 from Northeastern University Law School. In 1946 Reed founded the Sterling Radiator Co. After the...

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Menges Roller expands capacity with CNC lathe

May 19, 2013

Menges Roller, Wauconda, Ill., has installed a Toolmex TUR930-1100MN CNC lathe capable of manufacturing industrial rollers up to 20 ft. long and 8,800 lbs. The machine integrates seamlessly with the company's CAD department. Operators can upload completed design schematics directly to the new...

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Industrial Innovations adds Manufacturing Technology as distributor

May 19, 2013

Industrial Innovations, Wyoming, Mich., has announced the addition of Manufacturing Technology LLC (M-Tech), Pelham, Ala., as a distributor for the company's industrial lubrication systems and equipment serving Alabama and Mississippi. M-Tech offers pressroom products, application engineering,...

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Servomotors in press bed increase force distribution, reduce deflection

May 16, 2013

Schuler has developed the TwinServo Technology (TST) drive concept, featuring two decentralized servomotors in the press bed. The slide is pulled, not pushed, downward, making the force flow more direct and reducing deflection by about 30 percent, according to the manufacturer. Tilting...

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Greenerd delivers press to Global Parts Network

May 14, 2013

Greenerd Press & Machine Co. Inc., Nashua, N.H., has designed, built, and delivered a 1,000-ton hydraulic coining press to Global Parts Network LLC's (GPN's) South Bend, Ind., facility. The company's second Greenerd press, it is used to coin remanufactured brake shoes in a single-stroke,...

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Tripar names new president

May 13, 2013

Tripar Inc., Montreal, has appointed Lloyd Sevack as president, taking over from his father, Ben, who founded the company in 1949 and served as its president for 64 years. Ben remains active as chairman of the board. Lloyd, a mechanical engineer with more than 30 years of applied experience in...

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App aids tool steel selection

May 1, 2013

Lindquist Steels has introduced a Tool Steel Selection Guide app for mobile devices. Its build function allows users to search several hundred common applications and choose the material that best fits their production needs. Whether it be a forming die, a rifle barrel, or an injection mold...

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Future Products marks 50 years in business

May 1, 2013

Future Products, a manufacturer of precision die tooling and machined components, is celebrating its 50th year in business. Irvin F. Swider purchased the business in April 1963, initially manufacturing punch and die buttons. Originally an eight-man operation, the company quickly added staff and...

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Punches, dies made of proprietary high-speed steel

April 30, 2013

Mate Precision Tooling offers a variety of tooling made of M4PM™ high-speed steel. The line includes TRUMPF®-style size 0 and 1 punches, QuickLock™ size 1 punches, NEXT™ size 40 and 76 punches, TRUMPF-style size 5 and 10 multitool punches and dies, and LongLife™...

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Beckwood Press hires director of operations -

Beckwood Press hires director of operations

April 25, 2013

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, Mo., a manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses and automation systems, has hired Richard Wilhelm as director of operations. He oversees all aspects of engineering, production, and customer service and support for the company's products and services. Wilhelm, who...

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Jagemann Stamping to expand

April 24, 2013

Jagemann Stamping Co., a manufacturer of deep-drawn and progressive metal stampings and fineblanking, has announced plans to add up to 50,000 sq. ft. and 100 jobs at its Manitowoc, Wis., location by 2014. The addition, a result of growth in the company's key business segments, is expected to be...

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Quick die change: About the time in between

April 22, 2013

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Boiled down, quick-die change covers all activities that occur between one job and the next. QDC boils down to reducing those activities by eliminating them altogether, making those remaining activties more efficient, and changing when those tasks are performed.

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