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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Quintus hydroform press to support Electro-Methods’ turbine engine programs

July 26, 2016

Quintus® Technologies, Lewis Center, Ohio, has delivered a hydroform deep-draw press to Electro-Methods Inc. (EMI), a South Windsor, Conn.-based supplier of turbine engine components. The new, 4,000-ton press will expand EMI’s capabilities, further enabling the production of intricately shaped...

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How to gild your safety record

July 13, 2016

Talan Products has consistently reduced its safety incident rate since 2006. That it has manufactured for 1,600 days without a lost-time accident is no accident. It is the result of a deliberate development of an omnipresent safety culture. Other manufacturers often ask, “How do you do it?” The manufacturer shares its safety secrets, including establishing a safety culture, learning from near-misses, using sensors, and tracking safety metrics.

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High-speed stamping quenches thirst for beverage cans

July 13, 2016 | By Greg Stueve

All of the components of a beverage can are stamped in a high-speed press. The process of producing two-piece beverage cans starts with the blanking and forming of a cup from a large aluminum coil. Today’s most advanced cupping presses can run a 14-out die up to 350 strokes per minute (SPM), producing up to 4,900 cans per minute. Would soda beverages be as popular if they could not be packaged in a portable, singular, recyclable can made inexpensively by a high-speed stamping process? Some unique challenges and critical factors for press work in high-speed can stamping include high operating speeds, dynamic balancing, and off-center loading. Here are some ways to handle stamping at (almost) the speed of light--and takeaways for slower operations.

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Stamper powers up to do the heavy lifting

July 12, 2016 | By Kate Bachman

Stamping manufacturer StampSource brought in more than $3 million worth of work—a 25 percent revenue increase—with a capital investment of two heavy-duty feeders and three high-tonnage presses. It was the largest expansion in the company’s 66-year history.

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CHS delivers nonmarking coil feed line to lighting/appliance-maker

July 8, 2016

CHS Automation, Roseville, Mich., has built a nonmarking coil feed line designed for running prepainted material for a manufacturer in the appliance and lighting industry. The 18- by 0.080-in. feed line features a double end pulloff coil reel and coil car combination, 10,000-lb.-per-side...

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R&D Update: Practical methods for estimating formability of sheet materials

July 7, 2016 | By Ali Fallahiarezoodar, Berk Aykas, David Diaz Infante, Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Formability is the ability of a sheet material to deform without failure or fracture. Information on formability helps process and tool design engineers predict failure during analysis of sheet metal forming processes for tool design. Formability information also is used to evaluate...

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Die Science: How many hits does it take to get to the end of a tool’s life?

July 7, 2016 | By Art Hedrick

Recently I was asked at a training session to state the average life of a stamping die. The person asking was from the costing department of a large automotive firm. He said he needed to know because he was getting different answers from different individuals in the organization—anywhere from...

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Coe Press Equipment ships coil feeding line to Alliance Laundry Systems

July 6, 2016

Sterling Heights, Mich.-based Coe Press Equipment has installed a coil processing line at Alliance Laundry Systems, Ripon, Wis., a manufacturer of commercial laundry equipment. The line comprises a servo feed, dual threading table, power straightener, and coil reel with full line automation...

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Building effective and agile sheet metal forming supply channels

July 6, 2016 | By Bill Frahm

Strong supply chains hold the promise of all partners being able to share innovation. This requires a commitment from the manufacturers in the chain to be open and communicative. Without that trust, supply chain partners can hurt product success and sabotage profitability goals.

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Rotary bender cams material without distortion

July 6, 2016

Dayton Lamina™ offers the new Posi-Bend™ rotary bender as an alternative to wiping dies. The self-contained rotary bender cams the material without distortion, sliding, or marring, says the company. Custom orders are also available with short lead...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: How do we prevent buckling in thin material during strip feeding?

July 6, 2016 | By Thomas Vacca

Q: We are trying to stamp a drawn cup from 0.002-inch-thick by 0.500-in.-wide fully annealed stainless steel on a Bruderer BSTA 22e high-speed press with an aluminum ball bearing die set and a Bruderer 198/85 roll feed. There are six draws, and all of the draw die bushings are carbide with steel...

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Special Springs moves to larger warehouse in Michgan

July 5, 2016

Special Springs has moved to a new, larger warehouse in Canton, Mich., to allow a larger inventory of products. The 12,000-sq.-ft. facility houses mechanical die springs and nitrogen gas springs. It also offers dedicated customer service, as well as nitrogen gas spring service and repair....

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Schuler acquires Aweba Werkzeugbau

June 30, 2016

Metal forming equipment manufacturer Schuler AG, Göppingen, Germany, has completed the takeover of Germany-based die construction company Aweba Werkzeugbau GmbH Aue. The Aweba Group employs about 600 people, including almost 200 engineers and toolmakers. They will now work together with...

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Weiss-Aug attains ISO 14001 certification

June 30, 2016

Weiss-Aug, East Hanover, N.J., has announced it has achieved ISO 14001 certification. The company provides custom insert molding, precision metal stamping, and automated...

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PTM Corp. founder Charles Russell dies

June 29, 2016

Charles “Charlie” T. Russell, founder of metal stamping manufacturer PTM Corp. and partner of Modified Technologies, Fair Haven, Mich., died on June 21, 2016. Born in Mississippi, Russell moved to Chicago at 20 years old and became a tool- and diemaker, then moved to Detroit to start his...

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