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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Ask the Stamping Expert: What are the best practices for progressive-die maintenance?

June 5, 2014


Q: I manage a toolroom of 15 toolmakers. We supply the automotive connector industry primarily. I am looking for best practices on progressive-die maintenance. Do you recommend any die maintenance procedures? A: I am literally inundated with questions on the proper way to maintain progressive...

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Newcomb Spring celebrates 50th anniversary

June 4, 2014

Newcomb Spring of Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ont., celebrates 50 years in operation in 2014. The company supplies customers worldwide with precision springs, wire forms, and metal stampings. Newcomb Spring Corp., based in Decatur, Ga., has additional facilities in California; Connecticut;...

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Analysis software shows payoff time for using controllable dies for notchers

June 3, 2014

Schuler has introduced eCon analysis software for calculating the break-even point of using controllable dies for notchers in the production of electric motor laminations. For a conventional single notch, the operator first inserts the blank, the notcher cuts the stator notches, simultaneously...

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Jones Metal Products installs Avure fluid cell metal forming press

June 2, 2014

Jones Metal Products Co., West Lafayette, Ohio, has installed a high-pressure fluid cell metal forming press from Avure Technologies, Västerås, Sweden. The Avure model QFC 0.7x1.8-800 fluid cell press features dual rectangular trays measuring 27.5 by 72 in. and operates at 11,600 PSI. The...

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Mechanical Servo Press vs Mechanical Link Motion Press - Which press is right for you?

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sponsored by Stamtec Inc.

Length: 40:00

Stamtec offers both Direct Drive and Link-Assisted Drive Systems on our diverse line of flexible, high-performance Servo Presses. BUT, have you ever considered a linkmotion, NON-SERVO press? Join our webinar to learn what each type of press has to offer, and let us help you determine which press is right for you.

Challenge Mfg. to build new facility in Michigan

May 29, 2014

Walker, Mich.-based Challenge Mfg. Co. LLC, a Tier 1 manufacturer of engineered modular assemblies and metal formed products for the automotive industry, has announced plans to establish a new assembly facility in Pontiac, Mich. The 400,000-sq.-ft. plant, involving an investment of up to $50...

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Herr-Voss Stamco partners with Rockwell Automation on safety

May 29, 2014

Herr-Voss Stamco, Callery, Pa., has reached an agreement with safety system provider Rockwell Automation to perform safety-related functions associated with Herr-Voss Stamco coil processing equipment. Rockwell can provide safety technology, from simple devices through a local distribution center to...

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Presquared tool steel saves time for tool- and diemakers

May 27, 2014

Accu-Square™ presquared tool steel from Diehl Steel helps save time for tool-, die-, and moldmakers by reducing or eliminating the need for further squaring of the blocks. The tool steel comes presquared on all six sides to a tolerance range of the customer’s...

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Shiloh Industries to acquire Finnveden Metal Structures AB

May 26, 2014

Shiloh Industries Inc., Valley City, Ohio, a supplier of lightweighting, noise, and vibration systems, has signed a definitive agreement with FinnvedenBulten AB to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Finnveden Metal Structures (FMS). The acquisition expands Shiloh’s capabilities with the...

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Pivot-belt conveyor engineered to move challenging stamping scrap

May 21, 2014

Prab’s engineered Pivot Belt™ conveyor is designed specifically for conveying the most challenging types of stamping scrap, from oily, thin-gauge trim scrap to stamping slugs, motor laminations, and eyelet press scrap. The belt’s dimpled surface eliminates carryover, while overlapping...

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Wally Boelkins, former owner and president of Unist, dies

May 19, 2014

Wally Boelkins, former owner and president of Unist in Grand Rapids, Mich., died May 2. He spent more than 40 years building the company, remaining active at Unist until 2009, when Parkinson’s disease started to slow him down. The company manufactures lubrication systems and lubricants for...

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ETCO Inc. celebrates 33 employees’ 20+ years of service

May 16, 2014

Bradenton, Fla.-based ETCO Inc., a manufacturer of custom precision metal stampings, has announced that 33 of its employees have worked at the company for more than 20 years each, an unprecedented milestone the company is celebrating. Founded in 1947, ETCO is a privately owned company that...

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System combines laser cutting with coil-fed processes

May 15, 2014

Dimeco Alipresse has introduced the LINACUT® coil laser cutting system. Able to process strip from 0.01 to 0.16 in. thick, the cutting line comprises a coil handling section, a continuous laser cutting module, and an optional automatic robotic stacking cell. The system processes all metals,...

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Straight-side press features deflection of less than 0.001 in./ft.

May 14, 2014

Sutherland Presses offers the SP2 Super Duty model press, which features deflection of less than 0.001 in./ft. with full load over two-thirds of the die area. No pit is required, and the reduced overall height fits in most industrial buildings. The heavy-duty, large-bed straight-side presses are...

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How quick die change is changing

May 12, 2014


Quick die change, introduced decades ago, has become a staple of lean manufacturing in most stamping shops. QDC equipment itself is being upgraded and their lines expanded to meet evolving requirements for speed and safety, including force evaluation systems on magnetic die clamping, auto-positioning, auto-clamping, thinner magnetic clamping plates, trackless carts, and automated storage and retrieval systems.

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