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

June 7, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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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Ask the Stamping Expert: How can I avoid die crashes?

May 31, 2016

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Q: I am a die setter and press operator who works with progressive dies that run up to 120 SPM. For die and press protection, we have: Strip material location with pilots. Pilot protection with limit switches. Four double-material-thickness stripper sensors in case of slug pull-up. Sensor on...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: How can I prevent slivers in blanking operations?

May 27, 2016

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Q: We are making shallow drawn cuts from 0.007-inch-thick aluminum base material with a thin polymer coating. The cups are assorted sizes from 0.375 to 0.75 in. and equal depths. We pierce the blank and use a balentine to carry it in the strip web through the draw operations, and finally we...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: Do we really need die safety blocks for die setting?

May 27, 2016

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Dennis Cattell answers this question with a resounding "Yes!"

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Larson Tool & Stamping supports entrepreneurial venture

May 26, 2016

Larson Tool & Stamping Co., Attleboro, Mass., has collaborated with Micah Baclig, a freelance designer based in Providence, R.I., to bring his conceptualized design of a compact and reusable utensil to life. Baclig approached Larson Tool to help him find the right tool, material, and stamping...

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Optimizing hydraulic presses for deep drawing

May 25, 2016

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Optimizing a hydraulic press requires choosing the best press frame, hydraulic circuit, auxiliary function, electrical controls, and hmi for your deep drawing application and parts drawn.

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Lockset manufacturer gets handle on scrap to boost productivity

May 25, 2016

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When you stamp 2.2 million pieces a day in the manufacture of lockset and doorset assemblies— 550 million stampings a year—smooth, speedy operation is your goal and bottlenecks and obstructions to productivity are your targets. Kwikset developed a unique way to handle scrap that removed a bottleneck and increased output.

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SelfLube manufactures 1 millionth wear plate

May 24, 2016

SelfLube, a manufacturer of mold and die components in Coopersville, Mich., has made its 1 millionth wear plate. The wear plates guide and control the moving parts in complex tools such as metal stamping dies and plastic injection molds. They come in a variety of sizes to handle very heavy loads....

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Wilson Tool celebrates 50 years in business

May 19, 2016

Wilson Tool Intl., a manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, will mark its 50th year in business on June 2, 2016. The company was founded by Ken and Ruth Wilson as The Wilson Tool Co. in a basement shop in St....

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