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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IRMCO® receives worldwide Renault approval

July 8, 2013

IRMCO Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, Ill., a manufacturer of synthetic lubricants, has received worldwide automotive approval from Renault for use in all plants. After being subjected to vigorous testing procedures to ensure they are compatible with Renault's strict manufacturing...

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Warm forming of alloys in the auto industry - TheFabricator.com

Warm forming of alloys in the auto industry

June 28, 2013

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While stampers struggle with traditional forming of aluminum alloys, particularly in the automotive industry, they should know that research is currently underway to make this tough job easier. Warm forming of certain aluminum alloys is a real possibility when it comes to stamping parts from these difficult-to-work-with materials.

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An overview of tooling coatings - TheFabricator.com

An overview of tooling coatings

June 28, 2013

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The ranks within the tool and die community have thinned with the shop closures and business consolidations that followed the Great Recession. As a result, the depth of knowledge about tooling coatings has decreased as well in recent years. This primer is intended to provide a quick explanation of the most common tooling coatings for those that need a quick education.

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Leveling beyond the coil - TheFabricator.com

Leveling beyond the coil

June 28, 2013

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Not all metal forming jobs are done off the coil, so what can stampers do to ensure that the metal is level? They can use a stand-alone hydraulic roller leveler to ensure parts meet original specs.

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Dayton Progress announces plan to transfer punch blank production

June 25, 2013

Dayton Progress has announced that its parent company, Misumi, will expand and adopt Dayton’s blank-making process at its blank factory in Vietnam, which supplies all Misumi punch-making factories worldwide with blanks. Over the next several years, the manufacture of Dayton semifinished punch...

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Formtek adds turning center

June 20, 2013

Formtek Inc., Cleveland, as part of a comprehensive plan to expand its manufacturing capabilities, has taken delivery of a new Mazak 500M slant-bed turning center. The lathe increases the company's turning capabilities up to 36 in. dia. and 118 in. long. The new machine is intended to add capacity...

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IRMCO names M-Tech as representative

June 20, 2013

IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, Ill., a manufacturer of synthetic stamping, forming, and bending lubricants, has announced the addition of Manufacturing Technology (M-Tech) as its sales representative in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. M-Tech is a distributor of metal...

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Radius, blank punches available for springback development

June 19, 2013

Urethane Tooling & Eng. Corp. has launched a new line of aluminum and urethane radius and blank punches for forming development and tryout. The products, designed to work with the Tool-A-Thane urethane press brake die retainers and springback development tools, are available in radii of 0.02...

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Thunder Mfg. opens stamping plant in Kentucky

June 19, 2013

Toronto-based Thunder Tool & Mfg. Ltd. has opened Thunder Mfg. USA Inc., a new $2.2 million metal stamping operation in Richmond, Ky. The plant will employ 45 people to manufacture metal components for automotive engines and transmission mounts....

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Press hardening takes center stage at Schuler convention

June 18, 2013

Press manufacturer Schuler recently held a convention in Waghäusel, Germany, where about 80 visitors heard from industry and academic experts about the latest developments in press hardening and other lightweight construction methods. Use of press-hardened parts has grown from about 8 million...

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AIM JORACO receives certificate, declaration of conformity for CE marking

June 18, 2013

AIM JORACO®, Smithfield, R.I., has announced that its Toggle-Aire® pneumatic, toggle-actuated presses have received European Economic Area (EEA) CE mark approval. The presses are certified to comply with the essential requirements of the machinery directive 2006/42/EC and further conform with...

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Anchor Lamina names engineering manager - TheFabricator.com

Anchor Lamina names engineering manager

June 18, 2013

Anchor Lamina America Inc., a Misumi Group company in Farmington Hills, Mich., has promoted Donald L. Hahn, P.E., to the position of senior engineering manager. He leads the company’s development of new products and oversees improvements to the current product offering. Hahn most recently...

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Manifold enables quick spray nozzle connection during QDC

June 18, 2013

Industrial Innovation offers the Quick Spray Release Multi-Connection manifold. It enables single-click disconnect and connect of multiple hoses to assist with QDC for spray nozzle hookup for in-die spray application. The single-handed process helps simplify die change and reduce changeover time....

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Forming lubricant works with all metals

June 12, 2013

Chemtool Inc. has introduced NuSol® Alumax AG for forming of all metals, including all nonferrous and aluminum alloys and tough, exotic ferrous alloys. The lubricant includes a hydrolytic additive that upgrades the thermal stability and oxidation resistance of the fluid during the lubrication...

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Heavy-duty line assists press brake plate bending - TheFabricator.com

Heavy-duty line assists press brake plate bending

June 10, 2013

Wila® USA has introduced the HD heavy-duty product line to help maximize press brake productivity when bending plate from 0.3125 to 1 in. thick or when bending high, concentrated loads, such as high-tensile-strength materials in dies with smaller than normal V-openings. The line comprises...

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