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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Mills Products creates metal track to move Carlex’s automotive glass

December 3, 2014

Mills Products Inc., Brentwood, Tenn., has begun manufacturing a glass track for Carlex, a Nashville-based Tier 1 supplier of automotive glass. Carlex marries its glass to Mills Products’ roll formed metal assemblies to create OEM mechanisms that move car windows up and down. Mills Products is...

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Stretch-forming machines designed for aerospace industry

December 3, 2014

Beckwood Press Co. has expanded its product line with the addition of stretch-forming machines. Engineered for extrusion and sheet stretch forming, the machines can be configured to the user’s needs — for instance, heat can be integrated to facilitate forming of high-strength materials. The...

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Transition notch press handles blank widths to 44 in.

December 2, 2014

Marion Die & Fixture, a member of The Bradbury Group of companies, has introduced a transition notch press designed for a 44-in. maximum blank width. The press and die produce a lead/trail industry-standard notch pattern. Dedicated die sets for specific profiles are available. A hydraulic power...

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12 great gadgets and die components

November 26, 2014

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Sometimes it’s the small items that make your workday easier. Standard die components with incremental improvements, such as roller cages with cylindrical rollers, and special gadgets, such as auto-indexing dimplers, can help smooth the stamping process and extend uptime.

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Make it better, keep it better with press monitoring

November 25, 2014

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Press monitoring systems improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and help identify downtime culprits. Press controls track when the machine is running and when it is not. It counts machine cycles, and can detect both empty strokes and cycles when die protection or tonnage faults exist.

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Straightening AHSS

November 24, 2014

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Advancements in straighteners help stampers handle advanced high-strength steels on coil feed lines.

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Mercury Products Corp. adds 1,000-ton stamping press to Mexico plant

November 20, 2014

Mercury Products Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., has acquired a 1,000-ton stamping press for its facility in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. The press handles large stampings required for automotive, heavy truck, and off-highway vehicle manufacturing. The press allows customers to consolidate multiple...

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AAM makes changes to leadership team

November 18, 2014

Detroit-based American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. (AAM), a manufacturer of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and modules, chassis systems, and metal formed products, has announced the appointment of two new officers. Nigel Francis has been appointed vice president, corporate...

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Bradbury announces staff changes

November 17, 2014

The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., a manufacturer of roll forming and coil processing equipment, has promoted Aaron Woods, Mike Nuzum, and Shawn Fields to new positions within the customer service department. Woods has been named field completion coordinator. He has worked in hydraulic...

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Coe Press Equipment announces staff reorganization

November 11, 2014

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced a reorganization and new management team. Hunter Coe has been appointed president, replacing his father, John Coe, who retains the position of CEO. In addition, Jim Ward has been named director of engineering, and Jeff Grivas has been...

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Herr-Voss Stamco launches new website

November 6, 2014

Callery, Pa.-based Herr-Voss Stamco has launched a new website at www.herr-voss.com. It is designed with user-friendly navigation as the focal point. The homepage highlights the two distinct business segments: Coil Processing Solutions and Mill Service Solutions. Visitors can navigate through...

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Nidec Minster opens service center in Mexico

November 6, 2014

The Nidec Minster Corp., Minster, Ohio, has announced the opening of a regional customer service center in Querétaro, Mexico. The service center offers locally inventoried common repair and replacement parts for expedited delivery to the region. All transactions are processed in U.S. dollars or...

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Ameristar Mfg. selected for Quality Certification Award

November 6, 2014

Ameristar Mfg., Mankato, Minn., has been selected for the 2014 Quality Certification Award by the Mankato Area Council for Quality. The award recognizes the company’s holding a consistent quality rating in the 90th percentile on the parts it ships to customers throughout the country, as well as...

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Automatic blanking press has two electrically coupled, freely programmable pressure points

November 5, 2014

Schuler Beutler has developed the MSC-2000 automatic blanking press with ServoDirect technology. It features two electrically coupled, freely programmable pressure points without gear transmission. The machine’s rigidity has been significantly increased by linking the pressure points in the press...

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Hydraulic ring expanders can be customized

November 4, 2014

Beckwood Press Co. has introduced a line of hydraulic ring expanders. The systems, which are used to form strong, symmetrical, ring-shaped parts, are employed in the aerospace industry for turbine engine manufacture. According to the company, the ring expansion process helps minimize material...

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