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Middleville Tool & Die to expand metal tubular stamping capabilities

January 24, 2017

Middleville Tool & Die, Middleville, Mich., recently acquired by the family that owns Bayloff Stamped Products Detroit, has announced plans to invest in its manufacturing operations.The firm will expand its metal tubular stamping capabilities for manufacturing exhaust and tubular components for the...

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Speyside Equity Fund I LP acquires Midland Stamping and Fabricating

January 18, 2017

Speyside Equity Fund I LP, an investor in specialty chemicals, industrials/metal forming, and food ingredients businesses, has acquired Midland Stamping and Fabricating Corp., Schiller Park, Ill., from Advanced Alloy Processing. Midland is a provider of contract metal stampings and fabrications to...

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Achieving successful stamping of AHSS

January 16, 2017 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

Forming products from advanced high-strength steels is a challenge. Understanding how these materials react during press feeding, straightening, blanking, and forming is necessary in designing production processes that run as efficiently as possible.

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R&D Update: Predicting springback when bending AHSS and aluminum alloys, Part II

January 12, 2017 | By Aanandita Katre, Ali Fallahiarezoodar, Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Editor’s Note: This article is Part II of a two-part series. Part I, which appeared in the November/December 2016 issue, discussed the challenges of determining Young’s modulus, one of the most important parameters for springback prediction.

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Controls package allows management of feed and straightener functions, setups

January 11, 2017

Coe Press Equipment’s new SyncMaster™ base controls package for integrated press lines allows operators to manage feed and straightener functions, setups, and diagnostic reviews from a single touchscreen. The controls package for integrated coil feed lines allows operators to control many of...

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Wiegel Tool Works marks 75 years in business

January 11, 2017

Wiegel Tool Works (WTW) recently held an open house at its plant in Wood Dale, Ill., to mark its 75th anniversary. The event, which included a formal banquet, was attended by more than 400 customers, suppliers, employees and their families, and industry friends. The company was founded as a tool...

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Die Science: What makes a topnotch metal stamping plant?

January 11, 2017 | By Art Hedrick

Some stamping plants and die-building facilities are far more productive and efficient than others. Each shop typically has its own niche, as well as its own strengths and weaknesses. So what are the key decisions managers make that result in a successful stamping or die-building shop? Staffing...

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Ask the Expert: How do we fix our slug pulling problem?

January 11, 2017 | By Thomas Vacca

Q: We are developing what we thought would be a fairly straightforward stamping. We are blanking a rectangular shape, 2.15 by 2.35 inches and 0.004 in. thick, from 301 stainless steel. A simple, single punch blanks the part through the die chase in one shot. But as we brought up the stamping speed...

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Using key performance indicators to measure progress

January 4, 2017 | By Bill Frahm

To improve a process, you need to measure the results and compare them against expectations. In many instances, a metal former needs to define key performance indicators and keep track of them to determine just how its shop is performing.

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Atlas Technologies supplies die storage system expansion to Wolf Appliance

January 3, 2017

Atlas Technologies, Fenton, Mich., has commissioned a die storage system expansion for Wolf Appliance, a division of Sub-Zero Group Inc. located in Fitchburg, Wis. Wolf’s original die storage system was designed and built by Atlas Technologies in 2000. The expansion project, which is expected to...

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StampSource launches new website

December 19, 2016

StampSource, a Charlotte, N.C.-based metal stamping and fabrication manufacturer, has launched a new website at The site features an interactive, user-friendly design and pages that explain the company’s capabilities.The company offers in-house process design and tool and die...

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Colorado stamping manufacturer’s solar array sees 5-year ROI

December 15, 2016 | By Kate Bachman

Colorado stamping manufacturer Qualtek Manufacturing installed a solar array on its warehouse and office with a wind power purchase agreement, and replaced inefficient heat treatment furnaces.

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Connecting the toolroom with ERP software

December 15, 2016 | By Michael Sweet

Software integration that links toolroom data and processes with the rest of the company can uncover time savings, harmonize schedules, and unleash a wealth of information from which management can improve the business.

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Arisa delivers servo press to Gestamp

December 14, 2016

Logroño, Spain-based press builder Arisa, a subsidiary of Nidec Minster Corp., Minster, Ohio, has produced what it says is the world’s most powerful servo press, featuring two slides with a combined stamping force of more than 5,000 tons. The press will be operational at Gestamp Automación’s...

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R&D Update: Predicting springback when bending AHSS and aluminum alloys, Part 1

December 5, 2016 | By Aanandita Katre, Ali Fallahiarezoodar, Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Editor’s Note: Part II of this article, which will appear in the January/February 2017 issue, will discuss the results and case studies of the newly introduced inverse analysis method for improving springback prediction. In the automotive industry, the use of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS)...

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