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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Coe installs fineblanking coil processing equipment at UTIL Canada

November 1, 2016

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced the installation of its Fineblanking Edition HD straightener, coil reel with HD hold-down arm, and alligator-style peeler threader at backing plate manufacturer UTIL Canada. The straighteners provide the necessary roll force delivery and...

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AIDA-America, Qualtek Mfg. announce leadership changes

November 1, 2016

Dayton, Ohio-based metal forming supplier AIDA-America and Colorado Springs, Colo.-based stamping, heat treating, and metal finishing supplier Qualtek Mfg. Inc. have jointly announced leadership changes within their respective organizations.Troy Roberts, current president/COO of AIDA-America, will...

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Reliable Metalcraft adds new equipment, capabilities

November 1, 2016

Reliable Metalcraft Corp. has announced the addition of tool and die, engineering, and design capabilities to its facility in Mishawaka, Ind. According to the company, these new capabilities will help it better meet requirements for unique specifications and custom metal stampings. The firm also...

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Mills Products adds staff to engineering department

October 31, 2016

Athens, Tenn.-based Mills Products Inc., a contract manufacturer producing hydroformed, roll formed, and tube stamped metal parts for OEMs and suppliers in the appliance and automotive industries, has added two employees to its engineering department.Jason Watson joins the company as a quality...

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Metal spinning versus flow forming

October 27, 2016 | By Dirk Palten, Josep Mont

Metal spinning and flow forming are similar processes. In some respects, flow forming can be considered a specialized kind of metal spinning. But the two processes are different, and each is designed to meet different application requirements.

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Slide forming machine produces small lot sizes quickly

October 26, 2016

Bihler offers the 4Slide NC machine. It features a standardized control system that integrates with any of the company’s process modules. The machine also is compatible with select mechanical machines, allowing users to integrate the unit into their existing operations. The system produces small...

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Gestamp to invest $68 million in Michigan facility

October 26, 2016

Madrid, Spain-based Corporación Gestamp, an international supplier of metal parts and assemblies for auto manufacturers, has announced plans to locate its new manufacturing facility in Chelsea, Mich. Gestamp Washtenaw LLC, a new subsidiary of Gestamp, will invest $68 million and create 195 new...

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Die segments for hot stamping manufactured using laser melting

October 26, 2016

Using 3-D printing, Schuler now is manufacturing prototype hot stamping dies with coolant channels running in an improved near net shape to help ensure fast cooling of all component areas and, thus, improved part properties, says the company. The firm uses laser melting as an additive manufacturing...

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Stretch flanging and hole expansion with AHSS

October 25, 2016 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

New, stronger steels have forced metal formers to rethink what they have always done in the pressroom. Traditional rules are no longer applicable across the board. The case of punching holes in these new steel alloys is a good example.

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Coe Press Equipment installs cut-to-length line at RC Trailer

October 21, 2016

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has installed a CTLMaster™ cut-to-length line with a film applicator station at RC Trailer, a manufacturer of cargo and aluminum trailers in Middlebury, Ind. The 54-in.-wide line comprises a standard Coe motorized coil reel and servo roll feed with a...

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Standard die spring line expanded

October 18, 2016

Lee Spring has added 71 products to its line of die springs. The new items, available in music wire or chrome-silicon steel (OTCS) help reduce the gap between different standard lengths, with additional lengths of more than 6 in. New lengths include 4, 5, 6, 7, 7.5, and 8 in., with eight different...

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Fagor Arrasate opens subsidiary in Germany

October 13, 2016

Fagor Arrasate has announced the opening of Fagor Arrasate Deutschland GmbH, a new subsidiary in Hilpoltstein, Germany.The facility includes an office building and an assembly plant equipped with an overhead crane that cover an area of 5,381 sq....

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Traveling clamp's modular design allows for various configurations

October 13, 2016

Hilma's new Flexline rapid clamping system is designed to clamp various sized dies automatically on the press slide. The system's modular design allows many options, making it suitable for most presses and die sizes. It is designed for retrofit or new press installation, single machines or...

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Ceramic die designed for copper and brass extrusion

October 13, 2016

Morgan Advanced Materials has developed the Nilcra® zirconia TS grade, a hot-extrusion die manufactured using ceramic materials designed for use within copper and brass extrusion. It is available as an insert only or as a ready-to-use assembly shrink-itted within a steel retainer.According to the...

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Automotive metal stamping market expected to reach $112 billion by 2024

October 11, 2016

According to Research and Markets’ new report, "Automotive Metal Stamping Market Analysis by Technology (Blanking, Embossing, Bending, Coining, Flanging), by Application (Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Recreational Vehicles, Transportation) and Segment Forecasts to 2024," the global automotive metal...

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