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.
June 8, 2004 | By Kathleen McLaughlin
Provocative lines and innovative materials are the hallmarks of luxury car manufacturer Jaguar Cars Ltd.Jaguar has reaped the benefits of aluminum since 1922, when the company, then known as the Swallow Sidecar Co., designed sidecars out of lightweight aluminum panels. Since then the company has...
June 8, 2004 | By Stan Reineke
For coil-fed applications, spray cabinets can be mounted to the feeder to accommodate passline changes.Most stampers understand the need for lubricants, but many apply as little as possible so they don't have to deal with the mess. Others take an opposite approach and flood the tool and...
June 8, 2004 | By Brad Jeffery
Figure 1As if the recent rise in steel prices weren't enough, now automotive stamping suppliers are faced with the difficult task of getting high-strength steel (HSS) to form parts with tooling designed for mild steel.In an effort to reduce vehicle weight and improve gas mileage, automotive...
June 8, 2004 | By Art Hedrick
Figure 1Double drawn stainless steel sinkSink photo courtesy of Polarware.Have you ever looked at a deep-drawn double-bowl sink and wondered how it's made? After all, one deep-drawn shell is right next to the other. Where does the metal come from to achieve the height?Figure 1shows a classic...
May 4, 2004 | By Pat Ontrop
What do baseball players, weather forecasters, and typical stamping plants have in common? Most are less than 60 percent effective.
May 4, 2004 | By Michael Grabow
The primary reason for purchasing a decoiler is to increase production. By correctly sizing the machine for your needs, you can increase production and the bottom line.
May 4, 2004 | By Art Hedrick
Author's Note: Before I get into the meat of this article, I would like to let my readers know how much I appreciate their loyalty to STAMPING Journal® and the Die Science column.STAMPING Journalnow is published monthly, and I am delighted to announce that I will be writing the Die Science...
May 4, 2004 | By Herb Kamphausen
Quick die change is not just a way of setting up dies; it's a mindset for the elimination of waste.
The automotive industry wants to develop cars that are lighter, stronger, and less costly to manufacture. One way it can achieve these goals is to construct body panels, suspension components, structural members, and frames using ultrahigh-strength steels (UHSS). Increasing an automotive part's...
April 6, 2004 | By James Landowski
Servo-powered presses will not replace all flywheel mechanical presses. Each technology has its advantages and disadvantages, depending on the stamping application.
April 6, 2004 | By Bob Trivett
Successful metal forming, stamping, and deep drawing depend on three basic elements: the metal substrate, tooling, and lubrication.
April 6, 2004 | By Art Hedrick
Figure 1In today's competitive global market, stampers are looking for ways to reduce tooling and stamping cost by any means possible. Pitch notches, often referred to as French notches, are used commonly to prevent overfeeding and mis-hits in progressive dies. More often than not, however, using a...
March 11, 2004 | By Robert W. Harper
2-D, or not 2-D; that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler to venture out into a brisk, bold, new world of 3-D or to stick with old, reliable methods in 2-D.
March 11, 2004 | By Chuck Damore
Years ago it was customary for coil processors to have dedicated slitting lines for specific materials and gauges. Today's larger, stronger, and thinner-gauge coils, however, require service centers to be able to process many materials and gauges on the same machine.
March 1, 2004 | By Heinz Becker
Demands on stampers are similar to those on every component manufacturer these days: Make it right and progressively cheaper year after year. Older press technology may not be able to provide the speed, throughput, die life, and uptime required to reduce production costs. As a result of research...