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: How do I hold washers in the strip in a compound die?

March 30, 2016

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Q: Do you have suggestions for holding washers in the strip in a compound die? High-strength, low-alloy material properties change from heat to heat, periodically causing parts to drop out of the strip. For this reason, we blank up and use a knockout bar to eject the parts. A: Two significant...

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What’s sizzling in hot stamping?

March 28, 2016

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This multisource article touches hot stamping's growth and new technologies and approaches to its further development, including pressure controlled hardening, hot forming of aluminum and magnesium, the option of using a servo-mechanical press that has been modified for hot forming as well as a hydraulic press, and secondary processing performed in-die to avoid having to use a laser cutting machine for trimming.

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Hexagon AB acquires Forming Technology Inc.

March 23, 2016

Stockholm-based information technology provider Hexagon AB has announced the acquisition of Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI), Burlington, Ont., a provider of manufacturing software for sheet metal forming. FTI serves OEMs and suppliers in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, and appliance...

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NADDRG to hold deep-drawing research symposium May 12 in Michigan

March 22, 2016

The North American Deep Drawing Research Group (NADDRG) will hold its Spring Symposium, hosted by Aleris, on May 12, 2016, from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s Conference Center in Plymouth, Mich. The symposium will comprise informal, off-the-record, in-progress presentations. To...

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Die coatings morph to help form AHS aluminum

March 21, 2016

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A new die coating has been developed to help alleviate complications of forming high-strength aluminum, such as sticking and abrasion.

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Tools for troubleshooting

March 17, 2016

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Trial and error is a difficult, time-consuming, and costly way to try out new parts or find the sources of problems in a stamping operation. Vision systems, “action” cameras, die design simulation, and spectroscopic metallurgy analyzers for material analysis can help stamping manufacturers make adjustments on the front end to save time and money by several magnitudes on the back end.

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Wiegel Tool Works to be featured on March 16 episode of Manufacturing Marvels™

March 16, 2016

Wiegel Tool Works Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., will be featured on the nationally televised show Manufacturing Marvels™ on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. CDT and 8:30 p.m. EDT on the Fox Business Network. This episode showcases the 75-year-old manufacturer’s processes and products, which include a variety...

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Defiance Metal Products awarded Caterpillar certifications

March 14, 2016

Fabricator and stamper Defiance Metal Products’ Heber Springs, Ark., plant has received Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) certification – Bronze Level. SQEP Bronze Level requirements include quality PPM less than 400, on-time PPAP more than 90 percent, and shipping...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: What do the various press styles have to offer?

March 11, 2016

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Q: I am having a problem stamping a shallow drawn cup about 0.75 in. deep from 0.045-in. 304 half-hard stainless steel. I’m using a mechanical press. What do other press technologies have to offer? A: Years ago I wrote a brief on the major differences between mechanical and hydraulic presses....

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Ask the Stamping Expert: The 10 Tooling Laws explained

March 11, 2016

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Q: In your last column you listed the 10 Tooling Laws. I had never seen these before. Can you please explain each law in more detail? A: I drafted these laws years ago out of necessity. After more than 35 years of experience in the stamping field - - many as a master toolmaker, then as a...

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Die springs suitable for high-volume, standard production capacities

March 11, 2016

Wilson Tool International® offers coil and nitrogen die springs from Special Springs for stamping operations. Part of the Impax Tooling Solutions line of Wilson Tool products, the springs are designed for use in high-volume and standard production capacities. Each coil die spring is...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: When is a WEDM purchase justifiable?

March 11, 2016

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A stamper is getting pressure from customers to add WEDM to reduce costs. Thomas Vacca advises him on how to justify the purchase.

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Ask the Stamping Expert: How can we maximize our tooling’s hits per service?

March 10, 2016

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Q: We are running high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) brackets for a large aerospace firm. We cannot get the hits per service we need from our tooling and are struggling to meet production requirements. Any advice? A: Regardless of how many hits per service you get off a tool, you always want to...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: Why does tooling fail during coining and forming operations?

March 10, 2016

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Q: In our stamping division, we do a lot of coining and forming of 300 and 400 series stainless steels from 0.030 to 0.090 in. thick. We coin up to a 30 percent reduction in thickness and form multiple bends with very tight radii. Our punches and form die inserts fail. They break, crack, chip, or...

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