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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R&D Update: Evaluating lubricant using the cup drawing test

October 10, 2016

Lubrication plays an important role in sheet metal forming by affecting metal flow and reducing the possibility of fracture during forming. A number of tests are used to evaluate lubricant performance, including the strip draw test, the twist compression test, and the cup drawing test.The cup...

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Die Science: The basics of troubleshooting die problems

October 10, 2016 | By Art Hedrick

In my career as a consultant, I have experienced numerous die-related problems. Some were complex, and some were easy to solve. But most were solved by following basic die design and troubleshooting guidelines. For a stamping die to function properly, you have to follow three basic die design...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: The 10 laws of die design

October 10, 2016 | By Thomas Vacca

Q: Can you provide me with some guidelines for die design? A: When it comes to die design, I find there are two best practices to live by: Follow Tom Vacca’s 10 Die Design Laws. Use a die design continuous improvement check list. Following are my 10 Die Design Laws. Look to the...

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Schuler press blanking line in operation at Volkswagen

October 4, 2016

A press blanking line with TwinServo technology from Schuler AG, Göppingen, Germany, is now in operation at Volkswagen's main production facility in Wolfsburg, Germany. The auto manufacturer uses the press to cut sheets of steel for its entire plant, which are later formed into engine hoods,...

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Quintus delivers high-pressure fluid cell press to Gulfstream facility in Mexico

October 4, 2016

Quintus Technologies, Columbus, Ohio, has delivered a Quintus® Flexform high-pressure fluid cell press to the Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. facility in Mexicali, Mexico, a producer of wiring harnesses, sheet metal components, subassemblies, and machined parts. The press uses one rigid tool half; the...

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How 2016 Car of the Year Honda Civic maneuvered around AHSS obstructions

October 4, 2016

Honda used Gestamp’s in-die “softzone” hot stamping process to form strategic zones of the 2016 Civic sedan’s rear frame rails to 1,500-megapascal (MPa) (shown in red), while cooling other zones (shown in pink), at a different pace to render them to a lower tensile strength to satisfy crush mode and performance targets.

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Dallas Industries announces new representation in Mexico

October 3, 2016

Troy, Mich.-based Dallas Industries, a manufacturer of coil handling, press feeding equipment, and controls for the stamping industry, has appointed Presmec Intl. as its exclusive dealer in Mexico, handling sales and service of Dallas equipment throughout the country.Presmec Intl. serves the metal...

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NAM names Dudek & Bock as Sandy Trowbridge Award winner

October 3, 2016

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has awarded Dudek & Bock Spring Mfg. Co., Chicago, as the winner of the 2016 Sandy Trowbridge Award. This award recognizes a NAM member company that demonstrates exemplary leadership in serving its community or state and is a...

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Coe Press Equipment appoints director of service

September 30, 2016

Sterling Heights, Mich.-based Coe Press Equipment, a provider of coil handling and servo roll feed equipment, has appointed Tim Terry to the new position of director of service. He is responsible for developing and managing all the service group offerings, meeting unit sales objectives,...

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Feinwerktechnik hago GmbH opens Hago Automotive Corp. in Mississippi

September 27, 2016

Automotive supplier Feinwerktechnik hago GmbH, Küssaberg, Germany, has opened a new site, Hago Automotive Corp., in Iuka, Miss. The key production system at the plant is a 630-ton Schuler servo press. The press will be used to produce sheet metal parts for body shells, gear-boxes, and exhaust gas...

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General Sheet Metal Works announces name change

September 21, 2016

General Sheet Metal Works Inc., South Bend, Ind., has changed its name to General Stamping & Metalworks Inc. to reflect more accurately its capabilities as a full-service metal fabricator providing parts to OEMs worldwide.The company produces parts for the lawn and garden, agriculture, automotive...

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Servo press trends

September 21, 2016 | By Kate Bachman

Vehicular weight reductions that automakers have made largely have been attributed to the use of advanced high-strength (AHS) materials—and the stamping manufacturers forming them. Stampers have muscled the Olympian feat via many approaches, including using servo-driven mechanical presses. Servo presses have evolved and moved from the fringe into the mainstream. Four servo press manufacturers weigh in on how servo press technology has advanced to spot stampers in helping them meet the challenges inherent in forming superstrong metals with low formability and high work hardening.

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Fisher Barton appoints group president

September 16, 2016

Fisher Barton, Watertown, Wis., has appointed Igor Zelenovskiy to the role of group president. He is responsible for all of the company’s operating units worldwide. Zelenovskiy joined the company in 2014 as president of the Fisher Barton Technology Center. Before that he served in various...

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Quintus supplies high-pressure fluid cell press to Edelstahl-Mechanik

September 15, 2016

Quintus Technologies, Västerås, Sweden, has delivered a Flexform high-pressure fluid cell press to Edelstahl-Mechanik GmbH, a supplier of sheet metal parts primarily to the medical, white goods, and agricultural industries based in Göppingen, Germany.With the new press added to its equipment...

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Schuler opens demonstration center in China

September 13, 2016

Göppingen, Germany-based press and die manufacturer Schuler has opened Servo TechCenter Tianjin, a technology center for forming systems in Tianjin, China. The demonstration and reference center offers automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and other companies from the sheet metal processing sector...

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