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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How quick die change is changing

May 12, 2014

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Quick die change, introduced decades ago, has become a staple of lean manufacturing in most stamping shops. QDC equipment itself is being upgraded and their lines expanded to meet evolving requirements for speed and safety, including force evaluation systems on magnetic die clamping, auto-positioning, auto-clamping, thinner magnetic clamping plates, trackless carts, and automated storage and retrieval systems.

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Coil-fed blanking service offered for short-run, prototype parts

May 8, 2014

LaserCoil Technologies LLC now provides preproduction, prototype, and low-volume production part runs. The patented LaserCoil system can process up to 20,000 pieces/run from a variety of coil materials, including aluminum, mild steel, and AHSS. It produces surface-sensitive panels and structural...

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Oberg Industries appoints director of quality and continuous improvement

May 6, 2014

Freeport, Pa.-based Oberg Industries, a contract manufacturer of precision machined and stamped metal components and precision tooling, has appointed Brian Stewart as director of quality and continuous improvement. He oversees the company’s global quality assurance strategy and execution and...

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Press blank feeder/coater processes large steel blanks

May 6, 2014

The Union Tool Corp. offers the press blank feeder/coater for processing large steel blanks. The unit automatically destacks individual steel sheets, applies lubricant, and then places the coated sheet against locating pins in the die for the press...

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Servo press serves best as a system

May 5, 2014

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Servo technology has been has been used as the drive system of servo-mechanical presses since 2000. Today stampers need to look at a servo press as part of a manufacturing system rather than just a standalone machine to maximize their cost-saving benefits.

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TOA (USA) LLC to expand plant in Indiana

May 5, 2014

Japan-based metal stamping and automotive suspension parts manufacturer TOA (USA) LLC has announced plans to expand its plant in Mooresville, Ind., creating jobs for 220 additional workers by 2015. The $72.1 million project will add 360,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and warehouse space. The...

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Coe Press Equipment appoints cut-to-length business manager

May 1, 2014

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has appointed Benjamin T. Pauzus as business manager of its new cut-to-length (CTL) business unit, focused on providing CTL lines to fabricators and metal stampers for in-house blanking. He previously served as general manager at Bilsing Automation...

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Schuler celebrates 175th anniversary

April 29, 2014

Press manufacturer Schuler, based in Göppingen, Germany, marks its 175th year in business in 2014. Louis Schuler founded the company in 1839 as a metalworking shop. In 1900 the company exhibited the world’s first transfer press at the World Exhibition in Paris. In 1924 the company began...

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voestalpine producing ultrahigh-strength automotive components in U.S.

April 23, 2014

Linz, Austria-based voestalpine Group has opened its 17th production site in the U.S. voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc., a subsidiary of the Metal Forming Division, is manufacturing ultrahigh-strength body-in-white components for premium car manufacturers in Cartersville, Ga. The $70...

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Coe Press Equipment provides coil feeding lines for Liberty Steel blanking operations

April 18, 2014

Coe Press Equipment has installed two new coil feeding lines for steel processor Liberty Steel at its Warren, Ohio, and Saltillo, Mexico, facilities to support heavy-gauge blanking operations. Both of the new lines are specified to process steels with yield strengths up to 85,000 PSI. The...

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Schuler receives order for beverage packaging press

April 17, 2014

An Asian manufacturer has placed an order with Schuler, Göppingen, Germany, for a press to produce beverage can lids. The Smartline SA-S can produce more than 3,000 such lids per minute, forming the can’s stay-on tab, attaching it to the lid, and forming the depressed panel with opening score....

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Compact power unit suitable for die clamping/lifting systems

April 17, 2014

A new electrically driven, high-pressure hydraulic power unit from Hilma Div. of Carr Lane Roemheld is suitable for small and midsize die clamping and lifting systems. The compact, lightweight, modular unit comes with a motor, pump, oil reservoir, valve configuration as needed, pressure gauge,...

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Varsteel purchases Herr-Voss Stamco leveling technology

April 14, 2014

Herr-Voss Stamco, a Callery, Pa.-based provider of coil processing systems, has received an order from Varsteel Ltd. of Lethbridge, Alb., for an ELT™ Enhanced Leveling Technology retrofit. The leveler processes material up to 0.500 by 96 in. wide. The technology produces flat material...

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Synthetic lubricant made for use on automotive electrogalvanized, galvannealed metals

April 8, 2014

IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies has announced the formulation of a synthetic stamping lubricant that the company claims is the first developed for automotive electrogalvanized and galvannealed metals. The new line of 892 and 313 series lubricants have shown good results on automotive...

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Seyi to open Mexico subsidiary in Monterrey

April 3, 2014

Press builder Seyi has announced that it will establish a subsidiary in Monterrey, Mexico, by the second half of 2014. It will feature a showroom, expanded service department, and sales team. The company manufactures mechanical presses from 25 to 2,400 tons at facilities in Taiwan and the...

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