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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IRMCO offers in-house stamping lubricant comparison

January 12, 2016

Evanston, Ill.-based IRMCO®, through a cooperative partnership with Bennett Tool & Die in Nashville, Tenn., has developed a tool and test method to compare the performance of stamping lubricants before customers use them in production. The iTOOL cup-draw process measures and compares...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: Should light curtains stop a press even if it is traveling up?

January 8, 2016

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Q: We have some manual presses set up in a single part load-and-stamp production mode. The press is equipped with light curtains. When the operator activates the press buttons, he has to wait until the tool runs through the entire press cycle before he can reach into the work area. If he tries to...

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R&D Update: Lightweighting in the automotive industry using sheet metal forming, Part 1

January 7, 2016

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The Ohio State University's Center for Precision Forming provides an overview of design considerations and materials used in lightweighting in the automotive industry in the first part of a two-part series.

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Die Science: How to destroy a die in 7 easy steps (or, how to work every Sunday)

January 7, 2016

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Art Hedrick applies humor to a not-so-funny problem.

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Die Science: How to destroy a press

January 6, 2016

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It’s amazing how many stampers and tool and die shops negate the importance of the press. Shops often “maintain” a press when it stops working. In other words, they repair the press, but they don’t maintain it regularly. I could have just as easily named this article “How to select...

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Fenn appoints swager sales/application engineer

January 6, 2016

Fenn LLC, a provider of metal forming machinery in East Berlin, Conn., has appointed Matt DeLilla as swager sales/application engineer. He also leads the company’s swager rebuild and upgrade program. DeLilla graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical...

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Atlantic Tool & Die expected to add 40 positions

January 5, 2016

The Atlantic Tool & Die Co., a manufacturer of precision metal stampings and assemblies based in Strongsville, Ohio, has received a 1.065 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority for a consolidation project at its locations in Strongsville; Sharon Center, Ohio;...

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Chicago Slitter hires sales executive

January 4, 2016

Chicago Slitter, a manufacturer of custom-built, heavy-duty coil slitting, blanking, and cut-to-length lines in Itasca, Ill., has named Phil Simonpietri as sales executive. He has years of experience in automation and high-speed production equipment, as well as sales experience in various...

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Weiss-Aug announces affiliation with The Diemasters

January 4, 2016

Weiss-Aug Inc. Co., East Hanover, N.J., a contract manufacturer of precision metal stamping, insert molding, and assembly, has expanded its global customer service capabilities through its newly formed affiliation with The Diemasters Mfg. Inc., a provider of metal stamping, fabrication, assembly,...

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Coe Press Equipment appoints director of sales

December 18, 2015

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., a manufacturer of coil handling and servo roll feed equipment, has promoted Steve Donnay to director of sales, responsible for all sales and marketing activities including new equipment sales, aftermarket sales, and service programs. He oversees a team...

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NOXON Automation opens first U.S. manufacturing facility

December 3, 2015

Germany-based NOXON® Automation has announced plans to open its first U.S. manufacturing facility, NOXON Automation USA LLC, in Morrisville, N.C. A sales and distribution office is already open, and the manufacturing site is expected to open in early 2016. The company offers a variety of...

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Mechanical clamping nut adapts to varying clamping edge heights

December 3, 2015

Hilma's new retrofittable mechanical clamping nut provides high clamping force with low torque in small spaces for clamping and locking of dies on stamping press beds and rams. With temperature resistance up to 300 degrees F, the clamping nut can be clamped and unclamped by hand. It offers a...

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Bohler-Uddeholm names Illinois sales rep

December 2, 2015

Elgin, Ill.-based Bohler-Uddeholm, a manufacturer of tooling materials suitable for metal forming and stamping dies, has named Kevin Dumont as sales representative in Illinois. Dumont has three years of experience with the company and recently graduated from its sales apprentice program. He...

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Constellium to build automotive structure manufacturing facility in Georgia

November 30, 2015

Amsterdam-based Constellium N.V. has announced plans to construct a new facility in Bartow County, Ga., for the manufacture of aluminum automotive structures. Construction of the plant—a $20 million investment by Constellium and a $12 million investment by developer Seefried Properties—will...

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R&D Update: Flow stress data and FE simulation

November 30, 2015

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Finite element (FE)-based computer software commonly is used in the sheet metal forming and stamping industry for die design and for predicting metal flow and thinning in the formed part. It is a useful tool for predicting and preventing forming defects such as fracture and wrinkling. However,...

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