Stamping News

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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BCN Technical Services expands press rebuild capabilities

January 13, 2009

BCN Technical Services has completed a 13,000-square-ft. addition to its Hastings, Mich., facility specifically designed for the refurbishment and assembly of small to medium-size mechanical and hydraulic metal forming presses. The expansion, which includes a 15-ton overhead crane and loading dock,...

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FMA launches sheet metal operator certification program

December 16, 2008

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced a new certification program for precision sheet metal operators for testing and validating their skills in sheet metal forming and fabricating.The new Precision Sheet Metal Operator (PSMO) Level I Certification...

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Steel fabrication available from Manchester Tool & Die

December 16, 2008

Manchester Tool & Die Inc., North Manchester, Ind., has opened a new fabricating plant that offers steel fabrication services. The plant is equipped with two brake presses with capacities of 3/8 in. by 6 ft., 5/16 in. by 8 ft., and 1/4 in. by 10 ft., as well as a GMAW machine for custom and...

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PennEngineering®, Pencom announce settlement agreement

December 16, 2008

Penn Eng. & Mfg., Danboro, Pa., and Peninsula Components Inc., San Carlos, Calif., have announced a settlement agreement of PennEngineering's lawsuit against Pencom for infringement of certain patents and trademarks. The original complaint was filed against Pencom Aug. 17, 2007, in the U.S....

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Samco Machinery opens new office in Mexico

December 16, 2008

Samco Machinery, Toronto, recently opened an office in Mexico. The office, headed by Ricardo Orozco, is located in Monterrey business center. It provides and coordinates the company's full range of products and services.Orozco is an electrical and mechanical engineer with a master's degree in...

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Bystronic showcases Beyeler Xpert press brake at FABTECH

October 15, 2008

At the Las Vegas FABTECH/AWS/Metalform trade show, Bystronic showcased the 10,000th Beyeler Xpert press brake, a system that offers users simplified repetition accuracy. The Beyeler Xpert comes equipped with a comprehensive database based on material bend allowances and extensive empirical bending...

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Bystronic opens Canadian office

September 20, 2008

Laser cutting and press brakes manufacturer Bystronic Inc. held a grand opening for its newest company, Bystronic Canada Ltd. on September 17, 2008. General Manager of the new company, Peter Kyc explained, "Bystronic places a very high value on customer satisfaction, and it is clear that our...

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Minster acquires Dynamic Feeds

September 18, 2008

The Minster Machine Co., Minster, Ohio, recently acquired the assets of Dynamic Feeds, Inc. of High Point, N.C.Robert Allred, the founder of Dynamic Feeds, has joined Minster as general manager of marketing and sales for the Automated Division, located in Beaufort,...

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Bradbury doubles size of trim shop plant

September 16, 2008

The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., a manufacturer of roll forming and coil handling equipment for the metal construction industry, has doubled the size of its dedicated trim shop plant. This expansion comes a little over 18 months after the plant's grand opening. The company has added a new,...

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Red Bud to host coil processing seminar

September 16, 2008

Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill., will host a coil processing seminar at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora, Ohio, Nov. 18. Attendees will learn about blanking, multiblanking, leveling, slitting, and new processes (SCS® and EPS®) for hot roll black material. The seminar also...

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Beckwood launches hydraulic press Web site

August 12, 2008

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, recently launched a new hydraulic press Web site. The site, at www.beckwoodpress.com, includes new sections dedicated to hydraulic press technology and information on specific applications.The company has updated and expanded the Find a Hydraulic Press section to...

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Formtek names senior VP, sales and marketing

August 12, 2008

Formtek Metal Forming, Cleveland, has promoted Rick Wilson to senior vice president of sales and marketing.Wilson's duties include directing all external machinery sales and marketing efforts for North America on a regional basis, focusing on several Formtek brands: CWP, Rowe and Coilmate/Dickerman...

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TCR becomes Coe distributor

July 15, 2008

TCR Inc., Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., has become a distributor for Coe Press Equipment Corp., Sterling Heights, Mich. Coe provides a broad coil processing line and manufactures one of the heaviest and widest coil feeding systems available today for the metal forming industry.TCR is a provider of...

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Schuler announces executive appointments

July 15, 2008

The Schuler Group has appointed Tim McCaughey, president and CEO of Schuler Inc., Canton, Mich., to the management board of BCN Technical Services, Hastings, Mich. The company also appointed Paul Nicholson, former president of BCN, to the management boards of Schuler Inc. and BCN. Nicholson now...

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Minster acquires Dynamic Feeds, adds general manager of marketing and sales

July 15, 2008

The Minster Machine Co., Minster, Ohio, has acquired the assets of Dynamic Feeds Inc., High Point, N.C., and has hired Robert Allred as general manager of marketing and sales for its Automation Division in Beaufort, S.C.Allred founded Dynamic Feeds in 1977 with two models of mechanical feeds...

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