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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How press maintenance and safety interwine - TheFabricator.com

How press maintenance and safety intertwine

November 7, 2011

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Various factors must work in harmony to create a safety-conscious stamping environment. The press must be used and maintained properly, as should its safety systems. You should know how to use personal protective equipment (PPE), undergo safety training, and know how to identify hazards. Ignoring...

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Collect, recycle, reap the benefits - TheFabricator.com

Stamping lubrication: Collect, recycle, reap the benefits

November 7, 2011

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A recycling strategy shouldn’t be implemented in isolation but instead be part of a broader lubrication strategy. Shop managers should first determine what lubricant their stamped parts require; how and where this lubricant needs to be applied; and how part geometry affects lubricant usage and reclamation practices.

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Stampers' unique perspectives result in innovative designs - TheFabricator.com

Stampers' unique perspectives result in innovative designs

October 20, 2011

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Stamping companies are striving to stay relevant to their customers with intelligent manufacturing approaches that other fabricators can't match. Here are two companies that have followed that path successfully.

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Toll processor far from finished - TheFabricator.com

Toll processor far from finished

July 8, 2011

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Becky and Michael Miniea purchased processing company that was in dire financial straits in the months after 9/11, and with a commitment offerings and its customers, Specialty Metals Processing is now in a position to survive whatever this economy can throw at it.

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Choosing the best transfer solution - TheFabricator.com

Choosing the best transfer solution

July 8, 2011

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Servo transfer modules can help transform unused stamping press capacity into a viable metal forming resource. However, before a stamper can explore this newfound capability, it needs to determine just what type of transfer technology makes sense.

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5 pitfalls to avoid when implementing SMED - TheFabricator.com

5 pitfalls to avoid when implementing SMED

July 5, 2011

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Single-minute exchange of dies is a lean manufacturing concept that has grown beyond the world of metal forming. It now stands for any lean exercise that attempts to reduce changeover time to single-digit minutes. In implementing such a program, manufacturing managers need to understand the common pitfalls that plague these efforts.

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Industrial Senors

Making sense of industrial sensors

May 11, 2011

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Industrial sensors such as movement sensors, angle sensors, contact sensors, are considered common devices, but their use in transfer dies can help stamping companies like Ultra Tool & Manufacturing overcome application challenges.

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Attempting to defy the laws of physics, Part II

May 10, 2011

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It is almost unrealistic to expect some stamped part part features, such as hole position and flatness, to remain within a small tolerancing zone.

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Press transfer

4 steps to press transfer efficiency

May 9, 2011

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Part-holding tooling is a fraction of the total press cost, but it has the most effect on whether a stamping press is running at its peak potential. Taking proactive steps in tooling selection, including working with your supplier, using simulation, choosing the best framework material, and choosing the most suitable end-of-arm tooling, can make all the difference.

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Attempting to defy the laws of physics, Part I

March 11, 2011

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The forms and positional tolerances called out on product designs often defy the physical abilities of the product's material. Proper product and process design, as well as pressure clamping, can help maintain strict tolerances.

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Coil processing equipment

Coil processing equipment—new or retrofit?

March 11, 2011

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If existing coil feeding equipment is functioning, but productivity needs a boost, stampers can achieve measurable gains in their production efficiency through various types of upgrades to their coil handling and feeding equipment, including servo drives, variable speed controls, and operator interfaces.

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What springs are best for forming HSLA down and drawing up?

March 10, 2011

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Choosing the right spring for working with HSLA is very important. The author recommends chrome nitrogen springs of well-known brands for proper quality control.

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contact angle in deep drawing

The importance of the contact angle in deep drawing

February 25, 2011

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In deep drawing, if the contact angle between drawing stages is too large, cracks can appear and swelling can occur, resulting in scoring, curving, and imbalanced flange-lip roundness. Keeping the contact angle between 15 and 45 degrees is key to quality drawn parts.

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5 ways to empower die designers for better die results - TheFabricator.com

5 ways to empower die designers for better die results

February 24, 2011

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By improving communication, supplying critical requirements upfront, creating die standards, using advanced software, and powering up equipment, customers can get better dies, faster.

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The integrated approach to coil lines - TheFabricator.com

The integrated approach to coil lines

January 10, 2011

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Modern press lines are very integrated, combining coil feeds and press capabilities from a single control area and using commonality of components to optimize results.

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