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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Die Science: Developing forming dies - Part III

June 16, 2016 | By Art Hedrick

Editor's Note: This is third installment of a three-part series that discusses die development for producing nonuniform, contoured parts by breaking the process down into eight steps. Part I covers the part material, its form, and its function. Part II discusses length-of-line analysis and tip...

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Die Science: Developing forming dies - Part II

June 16, 2016 | By Art Hedrick

Editor's Note: This is first installment of a three-part series that discusses die development for producing nonuniform, contoured parts by breaking the process down into eight steps. Part I covers the part material, its form, and its function. Part II discusses length-of-line analysis and tip...

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Die Science: Solving punch breakage problems - Part III

June 16, 2016 | By Art Hedrick

Numerous factors contribute to the premature failure of piercing and cutting punches. In addition to problems with the punches, such as tool steel or problems caused by EDM and grinding, the press can cause problems through deflection, and bridge strippers also can cause punch breakage.

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Die Science: Designing dies 2-D or 3-D?

June 16, 2016 | By Art Hedrick

Both 2-D and 3-D die design packages have advantages and disadvantages, which are discussed here, but true success lies in the designer's ability, not the software's.

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Aro Metal Stamping certified as Women’s Business Enterprise

June 15, 2016

Aro Metal Stamping Inc., Roselle, Ill., a metal stampings and assemblies business, has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center - Chicago, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council...

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Coe Press Equipment appoints COO

June 14, 2016

Sterling Heights, Mich.-based Coe Press Equipment, a manufacturer of coil handling and servo roll feed equipment, has announced the promotion of Linda Rosati to COO. She joined the company in 2014 as proposal and estimating manager. Before joining Coe, she worked for Ingersoll-Rand and most...

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Stainless steel compression springs available in wire sizes 0.080 in. and up

June 13, 2016

Lee Spring offers AISI 316 stainless steel compression springs in wire sizes of 0.080 in. and up. The material helps improve corrosion resistance with the presence of molybdenum and decreased carbon content. The new wire sizes offer up to 660 N or 148 lbs. of loading force. These standard-format...

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Die Science: Fundamentals of drawing

June 8, 2016 | By Art Hedrick

Columnist Art Hedrick goes back to basics about drawing, offering a comparison of drawing and casting, an explanation of flow and control.

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Ask the Stamping Expert: Five essential stamping rules for component designers

June 7, 2016 | By Thomas Vacca

Over the years I have received many requests from readers asking for suggestions and advice for particularly challenging stamping applications. Some of the issues can be addressed through creative tool design; some can’t. Some stampings by design make it virtually impossible to satisfy all the...

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Coe Press Equipment hires regional sales manager

June 3, 2016

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., a manufacturer of coil handling and servo roll feed equipment, has announced the appointment of Ed Wynn as a new regional sales manager based in the Chicago area. Wynn has more than 25 years of sales experience, serving most recently as regional...

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Dallas Industries launches redesigned website

June 2, 2016

Dallas Industries, a Troy, Mich.-based manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding equipment and controls for the stamping industry, has announced the launch of a redesigned website at www.dallasindustries.com that works on mobile, tablet, and desktop devices. The site details the...

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Sheet forming software offers automatic springback compensation

June 1, 2016

Engineering Technology Associates Inc. (ETA) has released Dynaform Version 5.9.3. The software simulates the sheet forming process and analyzes the entire die system. This version offers improvements in blank/trim line development, including combining the interface for blank development and...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: Is it necessary to balance a die in a press?

May 31, 2016 | By Dennis Cattell

Q: I always try to balance my single-stage and progressive dies in our presses. However, with some new dies coming in, I have no room to move them in the press to a balanced condition. Is it necessary to balance a die in a press? A: To give you a better understanding of the subject, we should...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: How can I increase press speed without constant production stoppage

May 31, 2016 | By Dennis Cattell

Dennis Cattell advises that the centerlines of the press, bolster, feed, straightener, and reel might not be in line and the coil material guide settings might not be correct.

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Ask the Stamping Expert: How can we form holes smaller than the material thickness?

May 31, 2016 | By Thomas Vacca

Q: We are using a progressive die to make a part that is 3.770 inch in diameter with 45 holes, each 0.172 in. in dimeter, on a 3.514-in. bcd [basic center diameter]. Our customer has asked us to change the material from 0.080-in. half-hard copper to 0.240-in. half-hard copper. Now the hole is...

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