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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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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Kenmode expands metal stamping capabilities with new Tech Center

September 22, 2015

Kenmode has opened a 20,000-sq.-ft. Tech Center in Algonquin, Ill., dedicated to R&D, prototyping, engineering, tool design and build, and program management for new precision metal stampings. The company’s existing 80,000-sq.-ft. operations facility is being reconfigured to handle...

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Coe Press Equipment launches newly designed website

September 22, 2015

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., a manufacturer of coil handling and servo roll feed equipment, has announced the launch of its redesigned website at www.coepress.com that adapts to computer, tablet, and mobile phone screen sizes. The new website is divided into areas that focus on...

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Bennett Tool & Die buys A & E Custom Mfg.

September 9, 2015

Bennett Tool & Die Co., Nashville, has purchased A&E Custom Mfg., a provider of tool and die, stamping, welding, and fabricating services. A&E continues to operate at its current location in Kansas City, Kan. Bennett Tool & Die provides contract tooling and metal...

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Bystronic Xpert 40 Press Brake Delivers Highest Process Efficiency

Bystronic Xpert 40 Press Brake Delivers Highest Process Efficiency

September 9, 2015

By: Bystronic Inc.

Fastest press brake of its size on the market! The Xpert 40 keeps pace with today’s high-speed Fiber lasers. Ultra high-performance ram, back gauge and safety system ensures highly efficient production of complex shapes. First to combine entire setup and production in one station, greatly reducing non-productive bending time.

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Metal stamper takes to the lake

September 8, 2015 | By Dan Davis

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping, Algonquin, Ill., displays strong design and manufacturing skills in the creation of a cardboard catamaran for the 31st America’s Cardboard Cup Regatta at Crystal Lake, Ill., earlier this summer.

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Hot-stamping line produces up to 4 million parts per year

September 1, 2015

Schuler has introduced PCHflex technology, a further development of the pressure-controlled hardening process. In the press-hardening method, parts are heated to 1,700 degrees F and then simultaneously cooled and hardened in the subsequent forming process to give them high rigidity. PCHflex...

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Böhler-Uddeholm hires sales representative

August 26, 2015

Böhler-Uddeholm, Elgin, Ill., a manufacturer of tooling for metal forming and stamping dies, has named Ayse Hoops as sales representative based in Dallas, responsible for Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Hoops has several years of experience in industrial sales and extensive knowledge of heat...

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Nidec Minster Corp. adds Arisa S.A.

August 26, 2015

Nidec Minster Corp., Minster, Ohio, has announced that Arisa S.A. of Logrono, Spain, now is a Nidec Group Company. The Minster Group will manage and integrate the skills, synergies, and assets of Arisa S.A. into a broader global product offering. Arisa manufactures mechanical and servo presses,...

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