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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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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Prepainted Steel Coil

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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Protecting dies against press system faults

May 30, 2001

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The need for die protection has existed ever since the first die was produced. The most elementary form of protection has always been an alert, dependable operator. However, an operator cannot always react to a problem before it damages a die.

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Minimizing knife deflections in coil slitting

May 30, 2001

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When it is time to buy new rotary knives for your steel service center company, you must consider several things. Typically, you will ask several manufacturers of rotary knives for quotes based on:The type of material being slit.The gauge range of the material being slit.The size of the knives...

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Key design principles for successful deep drawing

May 30, 2001

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Successful deep drawing depends on many factors. Ignoring even one of them during die design and build can prove disastrous.

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Appliance industry takes a shine to powder blank technology

May 15, 2001

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Among European, Pacific Rim, and U.S. appliance makers and other manufacturers with large-scale, appliance-grade finishing requirements, the use of powder blank line coating systems has grown steadily during the past 10 years.

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Know your bending basics—Part I

May 15, 2001

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Knowing how metal bends and what factors come into play during bending—especially wipe bending—can make a positive difference in your stamping operation.

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Leaving the lab behind: Australian students move stamping research to the plant

April 24, 2001

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Stamping Technology for Automotive Manufacturing Processes (STAMP) is a novel type of research program developed in Australia. The unique aspect of this program is that research is conducted for industry inside actual companies--a radical departure from traditional research, which typically...

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Troubleshooting your stamping operation

April 24, 2001

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A common thread runs through all effective troubleshooting approaches: the skill of observation. Learn to use it to your advantage.

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Exploring upgrades in stamping presses

April 24, 2001

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The years have brought a host of improvements to stamping presses as technology has made presses more efficient, safer, and easier to use.

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Deep drawing irregular sheet components: How cushion systems and die stiffness affect the operation

April 24, 2001

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Innovations in die technology are helping stampers adjust to the many variations that can occur during the stamping process.

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Increasing stamping press productivity in the appliance industry: Advances in press technology and materials leave their mark

February 19, 2001

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An appliance plant with 80 to 100 presses in opeation is likely to buy new presses regularly. Under these circumstances, it makes good sense to pursue aggressive productivity goals inch by inch through steady advances in such prosaic concerns as machiner ergonomics, prventive maintenance, tooling efficiency, and material quality.

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Cutting die-related costs: Where to look to save money

February 19, 2001

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Demands for cheaper, better, and faster tooling for stampings and the pace of business continue to escalate. This trend is not going to reverse itself.

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Choosing a Lubricant for Deep Drawing

February 19, 2001

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One of the most common metalworking methods is drawing, which involves forming flat sheet metal into "cup-shaped" parts. If the depth of the formed cup is equal to or greater than the radius of the cup, the process is called deep drawing.Deep drawing involves placing a sheet metal blank over a...

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