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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Volkswagen, Gestamp expand partnership in Tennessee

June 25, 2015

Tennessee-based Volkswagen Chattanooga and Gestamp, a company that designs, develops, and manufactures metal components and assemblies for the automotive sector, have announced plans to expand Gestamp’s existing Chattanooga facility and build a new facility to accommodate stamping of Class A...

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Kenmode adds to engineering and sales management team

June 24, 2015

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping, Algonquin, Ill., has added two senior managers. Harry Dickerson has joined the company as vice president of engineering. In this role, he oversees the firm’s tool design-and-build program and all engineering functions. Before joining the company, he operated...

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Schuler to acquire majority stake in Chinese press manufacturer

June 23, 2015

Göppingen, Germany-based press manufacturer Schuler AG has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake of at least 51 percent in Chinese machine tool manufacturer Yangzhou Metal Forming Machine Tool Co. Ltd. (Yadon). “China is our fastest-growing sales market and the world’s largest...

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Mate Precision Tooling hires VP of North American sales

June 22, 2015

Mate Precision Tooling, a manufacturer of sheet metal fabrication tooling based in Anoka, Minn., has hired Kevin Jordan as vice president of North American sales. He has more than 20 years of sales leadership experience for both public and private companies. Jordan has held executive leadership...

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Schuler to provide two laser blanking lines to Daimler

June 22, 2015

Schuler, located in Göppingen, Germany, has received an order for two laser blanking lines from Daimler AG for its Mercedes-Benz facility in Kuppenheim, Germany. The two lines cut blanks out of a moving sheet metal coil, which then are formed into car body parts in subsequent steps. Fiber...

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Wilson Tool names VP of global marketing

June 18, 2015

Wilson Tool Intl. has hired Paul Landgraf as vice president of global marketing. He leads the company’s strategic marketing, new product and service development, and branding initiatives worldwide and also is responsible for sales in South America and Southeast Asia. Landgraf brings more...

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Deep-draw sheet hydroforming press handles up to 20-in.-dia. blanks

June 18, 2015

Beckwood has expanded its Triform product line with the addition of a 10,000-PSI deep-draw sheet hydroforming press, featuring a 20-in.-dia. maximum blank size, 10-in. draw depth capacity, and an integrated tool change system for fast changeover. The model 20-10-10BD offers cycle times less than...

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Talan Products adds deburring machine

June 17, 2015

Cleveland-based Talan Products, a full-service metal stamping company and manufacturer of tooling and engineered parts, has added a remanufactured Hammond Roto-Finish deburring machine to its metalworking lineup. The automated vibratory deburring machine uses a ball-burnishing deburring process...

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Software offers free-form approach to creating, morphing addendum geometry

June 15, 2015

Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI) has released FormingSuite Sculptured Die Face to address the needs of cost estimation, process planning, and metal forming simulation. It offers a free-form approach to creating and morphing addendum geometry, resulting in a fast, flexible, and visual approach to die...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating hires accountant/office manager

June 12, 2015

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, has hired Lana Hixson as accountant/office manager. She has an associate’s degree in accounting from Trumbull Business College and has previous experience in accounts payable. The company is a supplier of conventional slit and oscillate coils...

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Tower Intl. receives Gold Award from Ford

June 11, 2015

Tower Intl. Inc., a global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies, has received a Gold Award from Ford Motor Co. The company’s Bellevue, Ohio, factory received the award, which recognizes supplier manufacturing sites that demonstrated superior quality,...

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R&D Update: Forming aluminum alloys at elevated temperatures, Part 1

June 11, 2015

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To reduce vehicle weight, automotive manufacturers are using advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) and aluminum alloys, formed at room temperature, as well as hot stamping of boron steels. A few OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers also have started warm forming aluminum alloys, usually 5000 and 6000 series,...

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Die Science: Slug pulling—Causes and solutions

June 11, 2015

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Slug pulling in a stamping die can be costly and frustrating. One pulled slug can cripple production. What Is Slug Pulling? When a pierce punch creates a hole, it also produces scrap, called the slug. When the slug sticks to the face of the punch during withdrawal or comes out of the button...

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Ask the Expert: Upfront spending reaps long-term savings

June 10, 2015

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Q: The cost of building new progressive dies has gone up substantially in the past few years. I am struggling, and in many cases lose money, on my tool builds. How is the industry expected to cope? A: This is a common problem throughout the metal stamping arena. It’s not easy to remain...

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Coe Press Equipment participates in trade mission to Chile, Colombia

June 5, 2015

Coe Press Equipment, a Sterling Heights, Mich.-based provider of coil processing systems to metal stampers and fabricators, has announced that President Hunter Coe and Director of Sales Jeff Grivas recently participated in a trade mission to Chile and Colombia facilitated by Automation Alley and...

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