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 ships progressive press feed line to Hudson Industries

June 17, 2014

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has shipped a new coil feeding line to Hudson Industries, Hudson, Ind., a manufacturer of metal stampings for the automotive industry. Commissioned to feed a new Eagle 400T progressive-die press, the coil handling and feeding line has a maximum coil...

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Coe Press Equipment names director of quality and lean manufacturing

June 10, 2014

Coe Press Equipment, a provider of coil handling equipment and cut-to-length systems in Sterling Heights, Mich., has appointed Subramaniam Manivannan as director of quality and lean manufacturing, a new position developed to help the company accommodate expansion into new areas. Before joining...

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Etco Inc. receives 99 percent supplier rating from customers

June 10, 2014

Etco Inc., Bradenton, Fla., a manufacturer of precision metal stampings specializing in wire termination engineering, has received an average of 99 percent in supplier ratings from customers who provided supplier scorecards to the manufacturer during the first half of 2014. The supplier rating...

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Resurgence in manufacturing activity driving metal stampings market, says report

June 9, 2014

Global Industry Analysts, San Jose, Calif., has released “Metal Stampings, Forgings and Castings: A Global Strategic Business Report,” a comprehensive report on the metal stampings, forgings, and castings markets, which are projected to reach $522.8 billion by 2020. The growth will be driven by...

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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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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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