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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Rotary bender cams material without distortion

July 6, 2016

Dayton Lamina™ offers the new Posi-Bend™ rotary bender as an alternative to wiping dies. The self-contained rotary bender cams the material without distortion, sliding, or marring, says the company. Custom orders are also available with short lead...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: How do we prevent buckling in thin material during strip feeding?

July 6, 2016 | By Thomas Vacca

Q: We are trying to stamp a drawn cup from 0.002-inch-thick by 0.500-in.-wide fully annealed stainless steel on a Bruderer BSTA 22e high-speed press with an aluminum ball bearing die set and a Bruderer 198/85 roll feed. There are six draws, and all of the draw die bushings are carbide with steel...

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Special Springs moves to larger warehouse in Michgan

July 5, 2016

Special Springs has moved to a new, larger warehouse in Canton, Mich., to allow a larger inventory of products. The 12,000-sq.-ft. facility houses mechanical die springs and nitrogen gas springs. It also offers dedicated customer service, as well as nitrogen gas spring service and repair....

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Schuler acquires Aweba Werkzeugbau

June 30, 2016

Metal forming equipment manufacturer Schuler AG, Göppingen, Germany, has completed the takeover of Germany-based die construction company Aweba Werkzeugbau GmbH Aue. The Aweba Group employs about 600 people, including almost 200 engineers and toolmakers. They will now work together with...

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Weiss-Aug attains ISO 14001 certification

June 30, 2016

Weiss-Aug, East Hanover, N.J., has announced it has achieved ISO 14001 certification. The company provides custom insert molding, precision metal stamping, and automated...

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PTM Corp. founder Charles Russell dies

June 29, 2016

Charles “Charlie” T. Russell, founder of metal stamping manufacturer PTM Corp. and partner of Modified Technologies, Fair Haven, Mich., died on June 21, 2016. Born in Mississippi, Russell moved to Chicago at 20 years old and became a tool- and diemaker, then moved to Detroit to start his...

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Reliable Metalcraft launches new website

June 20, 2016

Reliable Metalcraft Corp., Mishawaka, Ind., has released a new, updated website at www.reliablemetalcraft.com. The site features a new design and layout, providing information on the company’s custom and precision metal stampings. The site also details the company’s equipment and the...

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Bettcher Mfg. appoints new general manager

June 20, 2016

Stamping company Bettcher Mfg. LLC, McAllen, Texas, has hired Anthony Matti as general manager. He has more than 27 years of quality, engineering, and operations management experience. Matti worked most recently at Tarkett, North America, as director of engineering. Before that he spent 15 years...

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R&D Update: Controlling material flow in drawing operations

June 17, 2016 | By Ali Fallahiarezoodar, Taylan Altan, Ph.D., Zeming Yin

The researchers at The Ohio State University's Center for Precision forming perform research on controlling material flow in drawing operation using CNC hydraulic cushions to help improve drawability.

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Reading progressive die strip — Part II

June 16, 2016 | By Art Hedrick

Editor's Note: This is the second part of a two-part article about reading progressive-die strips. Part I, which appeared in the May issue, covered the causes of pilot hole distortion and mismatched cuts. Hard marks, otherwise known as coin marks, occur when metal is severely squeezed between two...

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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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