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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The Watermill Group acquires EMI

August 3, 2016

The Watermill Group, a Lexington, Mass.-based private investment firm, has acquired Experi-Metal Inc. (EMI), Sterling Heights, Mich., a provider of prototyping and complex metal formed parts and assemblies for the automotive, aerospace, and other industries. EMI complements its Watermill sister...

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Transfer die simulation added to software

August 3, 2016

Accurate Die Design Software Inc. has announced that transfer die simulation has been added to the Logopress3 software available from the company. Reportedly, the software now allows for realistic simulation with various press types, including servo presses and link- motion presses. Varying...

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Research predicts automotive metal stamping market worth $112.38 billion by 2024

August 2, 2016

The global automotive metal stamping market is expected to reach $112.38 billion by 2024, according to a report by Grand View Research Inc. The growth is anticipated because of the rising demand in the automotive industry and low manufacturing costs. Increasing sheet metal usage in automobile...

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PennEngineering to acquire Heyco Products

July 28, 2016

Precision fastener manufacturer PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has entered into an agreement to acquire Heyco® Products Inc., Toms River, N.J. Heyco Products designs and manufactures molded wire protection products, plastic fasteners, molded components, and stamped electrical components. The...

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Schuler to supply two servo press lines and servo tryout presses to Daimler

July 27, 2016

Schuler AG, Göppingen, Germany, has received an order from Germany-based automotive manufacturer Daimler for two servo press lines with a press force of 91,000 kN each and two servo tryout presses. The equipment will be installed at the Mercedes-Benz production plants in Bremen and Sindelfingen,...

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The Legacy Companies announces acquisition of Legion Industries

July 27, 2016

The Legacy Companies, a food service and consumer products company in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has acquired Legion Industries, based in Waynesboro, Ga. Legion is a manufacturer of deep-drawn stainless steel products for the commercial food service...

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Quintus hydroform press to support Electro-Methods’ turbine engine programs

July 26, 2016

Quintus® Technologies, Lewis Center, Ohio, has delivered a hydroform deep-draw press to Electro-Methods Inc. (EMI), a South Windsor, Conn.-based supplier of turbine engine components. The new, 4,000-ton press will expand EMI’s capabilities, further enabling the production of intricately shaped...

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How to gild your safety record

July 13, 2016

Talan Products has consistently reduced its safety incident rate since 2006. That it has manufactured for 1,600 days without a lost-time accident is no accident. It is the result of a deliberate development of an omnipresent safety culture. Other manufacturers often ask, “How do you do it?” The manufacturer shares its safety secrets, including establishing a safety culture, learning from near-misses, using sensors, and tracking safety metrics.

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High-speed stamping quenches thirst for beverage cans

July 13, 2016 | By Greg Stueve

All of the components of a beverage can are stamped in a high-speed press. The process of producing two-piece beverage cans starts with the blanking and forming of a cup from a large aluminum coil. Today’s most advanced cupping presses can run a 14-out die up to 350 strokes per minute (SPM), producing up to 4,900 cans per minute. Would soda beverages be as popular if they could not be packaged in a portable, singular, recyclable can made inexpensively by a high-speed stamping process? Some unique challenges and critical factors for press work in high-speed can stamping include high operating speeds, dynamic balancing, and off-center loading. Here are some ways to handle stamping at (almost) the speed of light--and takeaways for slower operations.

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Stamper powers up to do the heavy lifting

July 12, 2016 | By Kate Bachman

Stamping manufacturer StampSource brought in more than $3 million worth of work—a 25 percent revenue increase—with a capital investment of two heavy-duty feeders and three high-tonnage presses. It was the largest expansion in the company’s 66-year history.

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CHS delivers nonmarking coil feed line to lighting/appliance-maker

July 8, 2016

CHS Automation, Roseville, Mich., has built a nonmarking coil feed line designed for running prepainted material for a manufacturer in the appliance and lighting industry. The 18- by 0.080-in. feed line features a double end pulloff coil reel and coil car combination, 10,000-lb.-per-side...

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R&D Update: Practical methods for estimating formability of sheet materials

July 7, 2016 | By Ali Fallahiarezoodar, Berk Aykas, David Diaz Infante, Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Formability is the ability of a sheet material to deform without failure or fracture. Information on formability helps process and tool design engineers predict failure during analysis of sheet metal forming processes for tool design. Formability information also is used to evaluate...

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Die Science: How many hits does it take to get to the end of a tool’s life?

July 7, 2016 | By Art Hedrick

Recently I was asked at a training session to state the average life of a stamping die. The person asking was from the costing department of a large automotive firm. He said he needed to know because he was getting different answers from different individuals in the organization—anywhere from...

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Coe Press Equipment ships coil feeding line to Alliance Laundry Systems

July 6, 2016

Sterling Heights, Mich.-based Coe Press Equipment has installed a coil processing line at Alliance Laundry Systems, Ripon, Wis., a manufacturer of commercial laundry equipment. The line comprises a servo feed, dual threading table, power straightener, and coil reel with full line automation...

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Building effective and agile sheet metal forming supply channels

July 6, 2016 | By Bill Frahm

Strong supply chains hold the promise of all partners being able to share innovation. This requires a commitment from the manufacturers in the chain to be open and communicative. Without that trust, supply chain partners can hurt product success and sabotage profitability goals.

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