Stamping

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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Neapco Announces New CEO

April 7, 2015

Belleville, Mich., automotive supplier Neapco Holdings, a manufacturer of driveshafts, propeller shafts, halfshafts, constant velocity joints, differentials, aluminum die castings, and driveline components, has appointed Ken Hopkins as president and CEO. Hopkins has more than 25 years of...

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Schuler to modernize nine tryout presses for Audi

March 19, 2015

The Hydraulic division of Schuler Service, Göppingen, Germany, has received an order to modernize nine tryout presses for the toolmaking department of Audi AG. The lines were supplied in 1998 by press manufacturer Müller Weingarten, which Schuler acquired in 2007. In addition to a complete...

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Straighteners process materials with yield strengths up to 1,000 Mpa

March 17, 2015

Coe Press Equipment Corp. offers HD series straighteners designed to process AHSS and other steels with yield strengths up to 1,000 Mpa. The straighteners feature improved work roller design, higher strength of materials, tighter straightener roll spacing, and increased roll depth penetration,...

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Coil processing flatness measurement and control system developed

March 13, 2015

IMS and Andritz Herr-Voss Stamco have partnered to develop a flatness measurement and control system for cut-to-length and multiblank operations. The Level Vision™ system helps optimize material flatness quality with limited operator involvement by using IMS optical technology in combination...

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5 ways to get the most out of your servo press

March 13, 2015

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To make the best use of servo technology, you must have the best practices, best people in place with ongoing training and support. The first step in getting more out of the servo press is understanding your current processes and their pain points; know your press's capabilities; and understand the critical tolerances for the part--and how servo presses can help overcome limitations.

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R&D Update: Heat generation in forming of AHSS

March 10, 2015

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Advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) materials are multiphase steels that contain martensite, bainite, and/or retained austenite. The use of AHSS materials in the automotive industry is increasing every day, because these steels provide strength and satisfy functional requirements at reduced weight....

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Nidec Minster announces management changes

March 9, 2015

Nidec Minster Corp., a provider of presses, feeds, coil handling equipment, and die transfer equipment in Minster, Ohio, has announced several organizational changes. Effective June 1, David Winch will assume the role of CEO/vice chairman of the board of directors. John Winch will step down as...

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Die Science: Step-by-step troubleshooting of stamping dies, Part I

March 6, 2015

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Opinions on how to troubleshoot a stamping operation are not in short supply at any production stamping or die-building shop. I’m not trying to stereotype diemakers, designers, or technicians, but their decisions often are made based on insufficient data. Statistically speaking, if I...

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Die Science: Step-by-step troubleshooting of stamping dies, Part II

March 6, 2015

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In Part I of this article, which appeared in the January/February 2015 issue, I discussed the first two basic steps in troubleshooting: Identify problems with the part and verify the die and press setup parameters. Following are the remaining seven steps in the process. Step 3—Reassess and...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: Stamping thin, hard stainless steel

March 6, 2015

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Q: We recently received an order for domed spring washers stamped from 0.0010-inch-thick 301 1/2 hard stainless steel. The parts are about 0.250 in. OD and have two 0.006-in.-diameter pierced holes on a 0.150-in.-dia. circle centered on the part. We usually do not stamp anything less than 0.010 in....

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Schuler AG CFO gets contract extension

March 6, 2015

The Supervisory Board of Schuler AG, Göppingen, Germany, has decided to renew its contract with Norbert Broger through December 2020. Broger has been CFO and labor director with Schuler AG since January 2013. He is responsible for finance, controlling, IT, human resources, internal audit, legal...

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Pressroom catalog helps customers build end effectors

March 6, 2015

De-Sta-Co has combined several individual product line catalogs into a single resource for stamping press operators. The pressroom catalog is designed to show customers all the tooling, vacuum, and gripping options the company offers for building sheet metal press end effectors. The 290-page...

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Armor André acquires André Corp.

February 26, 2015

Armor André Inc., Mason, Ohio, a subsidiary of The Armor Group Inc. (Armor), has acquired certain assets of André Corp., Elkhart, Ind., a manufacturer of high-volume washers and stampings for the fastener industry throughout the U.S. and Canada. The acquisition adds steel coil processing, die...

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Magic Coil Products purchases multiblanking line

February 26, 2015

Magic Coil Products LLC, Butler, Ind., has ordered a multiblanking line from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill. The line will include a precision grip feed system and CNC programmable slitter, giving the company the capability to produce blanks with width and length tolerances of +0.005 in. The...

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Schuler expands subsidiary in Mexico

February 26, 2015

Germany-based press manufacturer Schuler has expanded its sales and service facility in Puebla, Mexico. The leased property features about 32,292 sq. ft. of floor space, a production plant, and a training center. The firm invested $1.6 million in new machinery and equipment for die repairs and...

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