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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Talan Products adds deburring machine

June 17, 2015

Cleveland-based Talan Products, a full-service metal stamping company and manufacturer of tooling and engineered parts, has added a remanufactured Hammond Roto-Finish deburring machine to its metalworking lineup. The automated vibratory deburring machine uses a ball-burnishing deburring process...

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Software offers free-form approach to creating, morphing addendum geometry

June 15, 2015

Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI) has released FormingSuite Sculptured Die Face to address the needs of cost estimation, process planning, and metal forming simulation. It offers a free-form approach to creating and morphing addendum geometry, resulting in a fast, flexible, and visual approach to die...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating hires accountant/office manager

June 12, 2015

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, has hired Lana Hixson as accountant/office manager. She has an associate’s degree in accounting from Trumbull Business College and has previous experience in accounts payable. The company is a supplier of conventional slit and oscillate coils...

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Tower Intl. receives Gold Award from Ford

June 11, 2015

Tower Intl. Inc., a global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies, has received a Gold Award from Ford Motor Co. The company’s Bellevue, Ohio, factory received the award, which recognizes supplier manufacturing sites that demonstrated superior quality,...

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R&D Update: Forming aluminum alloys at elevated temperatures, Part 1

June 11, 2015 | By Taylan Altan, Ph.D., Long Ju

To reduce vehicle weight, automotive manufacturers are using advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) and aluminum alloys, formed at room temperature, as well as hot stamping of boron steels. A few OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers also have started warm forming aluminum alloys, usually 5000 and 6000 series,...

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Die Science: Slug pulling—Causes and solutions

June 11, 2015 | By Art Hedrick

Slug pulling in a stamping die can be costly and frustrating. One pulled slug can cripple production. What Is Slug Pulling? When a pierce punch creates a hole, it also produces scrap, called the slug. When the slug sticks to the face of the punch during withdrawal or comes out of the button...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: Upfront spending reaps long-term savings

June 10, 2015 | By Thomas Vacca

Q: The cost of building new progressive dies has gone up substantially in the past few years. I am struggling, and in many cases lose money, on my tool builds. How is the industry expected to cope? A: This is a common problem throughout the metal stamping arena. It’s not easy to remain...

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Coe Press Equipment participates in trade mission to Chile, Colombia

June 5, 2015

Coe Press Equipment, a Sterling Heights, Mich.-based provider of coil processing systems to metal stampers and fabricators, has announced that President Hunter Coe and Director of Sales Jeff Grivas recently participated in a trade mission to Chile and Colombia facilitated by Automation Alley and...

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Coe Press Equipment installs press feeding line at North American Stamping Group

June 4, 2015

Sterling Heights, Mich.-based Coe Press Equipment has installed a new press feeding line at North American Stamping Group (NASG)’s Portland, Tenn., facility, which produces stamped parts and welded assemblies for the automotive industry. The 72-in. line can process coil from 0.040- to...

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Flight of a complex progressive stamping--from customer print to finished part

June 1, 2015 | By Ross Weber

A complex stamped component begins its journey as a part print. Then a CAD layout drawing marks the progression; a 3-D model fleshes out the form and indicates any possible interference; and the die is put through a test run before the first part is produced.

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Talan Products wins 2015 Smart 50 Award

May 26, 2015

Talan Products, a metal stamping company and manufacturer of tooling and engineered parts in Cleveland, has received a 2015 Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Award, presented by Cuyahoga Community College’s Corporate College and Smart Business. The awards recognize northeast Ohio businesses that are...

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Mechanical presses offer three slide motions

May 26, 2015

Ingyu Precision Industries Co. Ltd. has introduced Saga single-point, multislide-motion stamping presses in capacities from 45 to 300 tons. They are designed to meet requirements for running close-tolerance dies. Vertical accuracy is within 0.01 mm. The drive technology offers low power...

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Cadence Inc. expands Wisconsin facility

May 22, 2015

Cadence Inc. has begun construction of a 62,000-sq.-ft. facility in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Nearly three times the size of the company’s existing space, the facility will allow the firm to expand production capacity and add new technologies. The Sturgeon Bay operation provides precision metal...

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Stamper performs subassembly superbly

May 21, 2015 | By Kate Bachman

DieMasters Inc. grew from a small diemaker shop to a 100-employee stamping contractor. The company added value to its bottom by making assemblies, which now comprise 70% of its revenue. The assemblies are a metaphoric representation of the company itself, which makes products diverse in every way possible—size, type, market, materials, complexity. While Diemasters’ success is the result of a concerted effort, President and CEO Virgil DeLay pulls the company together and keeps the band on cue with a well-defined production system.

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Large-bed servo press line enhances auto supplier’s efficiency

May 12, 2015 | By Kate Bachman

Automotive supplier of seating components Paul Craemer GmbH of Herzebrock-Clarholz, Germany, replaced two presses lines requiring press-to-press automation with one 35-foot tall, 48- by 25-ft. servo transfer press.

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