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.
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 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 Pat Ontrop
What do baseball players, weather forecasters, and typical stamping plants have in common? Most are less than 60 percent effective.
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...
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 James Landowski
Servo-powered presses will not replace all flywheel mechanical presses. Each technology has its advantages and disadvantages, depending on the stamping application.
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...
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 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 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...
February 12, 2004 | By Art Hedrick
Selecting a stamping die's pressure system can be a critical decision. Many questions must be answered to determine what type of pressure system best suits your application. This article is Part II of a two-part series that focuses on the different systems available, as well as the advantages and...
February 12, 2004 | By Brad Jeffery
As steel prices rise and offshore competition increases daily, steel and overhead optimization are driving U.S. metal stamping and forming companies. Companies that survive and thrive are taking a different approach to managing change and cost and are discovering savings in areas never seriously considered before.
January 13, 2004 | By Said Lounis
To thrive and experience growth and healthy profits, a stamping company must have systems in place that allow flexible manufacturing and minimize press downtime. Changing from one job to the next in the least amount of time possible is one of the primary factors impacting productivity and a company's ability to adjust to the changing needs of customers quickly and efficiently.
January 13, 2004 | By Kate Bachman
The Whirlpool Co. builds refrigerators at its facility in Fort Smith, Ark. The company stamps the appliance parts—large and small, galvanized, cold-rolled, and aluminum—on approximately 35 presses. The majority of its stamping presses are straight-side machines, although some are open-back inclinable (OBI), and a few are hydraulic.
December 11, 2003 | By Art Hedrick
This article is part one of a two-part series that focuses on the different stamping die pressure systems available, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. The article also discusses some of the controlling factors that contribute to system selection.