Stamping Articles

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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Designing large die sections with reparability in mind

September 17, 2001

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The article explains how EDM has been used to simplify die making as well as some design considerations for minimizing deflection during production.

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Designing progressive dies

September 17, 2001

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Decisions and compromises must be made when designing progressive dies to produce a part. Knowing ahead of time what this process entails just might help you.

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Standardizing finger tooling

September 4, 2001

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Modular, adjustable, articulated finger tooling for transfer presses may provide the flexibility you need to increase productivity and efficiency in your stamping operation.

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Recovering from press overload: Protection systems help to sense overload and minimize machine, tool damage

September 4, 2001

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This article discusses what hydraulic overload protection system is and gives a brief description of the three main types.

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Flatness in coil processing operations: New turns in the leveling process

August 16, 2001

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Most flat-rolled coil processing operations use some sort of roller leveling technology. Operations people understand what these machines can do to improve the quality of the product they produce. In the competitive marketplace, customers demand and get more that just flat sheets or slit coils.

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Sharpening for a longer life

August 16, 2001

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Routine maintenance—grinding, using surface treatments, sharpening ejector pins, and minimizing potential grinding damage—can extend tool life and save you a lot of headaches.

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Improving in-press transfer preformance with tooling

August 16, 2001

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Using finger tooling and planning ahead of time to minimize costs can benefit your operation ahead more than you think.

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Tool design tips for coated stampings

July 26, 2001

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Designers and manufacturers of progressive or stage tooling are faced with a project involving production of metal stampings that will be post-processed with painting, powder coating, or plating operations.

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Know your bending basics—Part II

July 26, 2001

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When trying to make a good 90 degree bend with sheet metal, there's more than on way home. Just make sure your method can accommodate improvisation.

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Examining press feeding options: Considerations that determine a feed's effectiveness

July 12, 2001

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Press- and servo-driven roll feeds and gripper feeds are almost as common to the stamping industry as sheet metal and dies. Knowing how to use them effectively may not be so common.

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Experimenting with flexible blank holder force control: Prototype shows promise for difficult-to-form materials

July 12, 2001

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The quality of deep drawn sheet metal products is determined largely by the rate at which a sheet is drawn into a die. Varying blank holder force (BHF) as a function of time or the press stroke is of great importance.

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Resisting cracking, deformation, and premature wear: Powder metallurgical steels provide an alternative to conventional tool steels

June 15, 2001

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Want to know how powder metallurgical tool steels are produced and how their properties provide the material's toughness and wear resistance? Read on.

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Rising expectations spark new approach to draw die development: Reconciling demands for increased quality at lower costs

June 13, 2001

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A recently formulated approach to draw die development incorporates simultaneous engineering to identify and address potential problems before dies are built.

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Transfer die design considerations

June 13, 2001

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A list of basic requirements must be met to begin the design process for a transfer die. You'll probably want to know why transfer dies are used, methods for loading material, the sequence of operations in a transfer press, and the details of manufacturing process before you start.

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Protecting surface-sensitive materials in coil processing

June 6, 2001

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Using coil processing equipment with surface-sensitive materials in a manner that does not cause damage is of utmost importance to your customers. Make sure you know the ropes before start running the lines.

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