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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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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Bettcher Mfg. appoints quotation development manager

February 25, 2015

Bettcher Mfg. LLC, a stamping company in McAllen, Texas, has named Anthony Oleksyn as quotation development manager. He has more than 20 years of tool and die design, project management, and cost estimating experience. Oleksyn came from SPS Technologies, where he was pressroom/toolroom...

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Talan Products wins 2015 Evolution of Manufacturing Award

February 23, 2015

Talan Products, a Cleveland-based metal stamping company and manufacturer of tooling and engineered parts, has received a 2015 Evolution of Manufacturing Award from Smart Business magazine. The award recognizes the company’s achievements in manufacturing, including its commitment to safety...

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Chemetall receives Frost & Sullivan 2014 North American Metalworking Fluids Award

February 19, 2015

Chemetall, a Baton Rouge, La.-based business unit of Albemarle Corp., has been awarded the 2014 North American Metalworking Fluids New Product Innovation Award. The firm develops, manufactures, and supplies specialty chemical products including metalworking fluids, drawing and stamping...

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Bettcher Mfg. appoints supply chain manager

February 13, 2015

McAllen, Texas-based stamper Bettcher Mfg. LLC has named Ruben Vela as supply chain manager. He is responsible for the procurement of materials, supplies, equipment, and services and for operation of the purchasing and materials department. Vela has more than 18 years of materials and...

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Tool- and diemaking services offered

February 9, 2015

Shenzhen Manyes Precision Metal Co. Ltd., founded in 2003, is a stamping tool designer and manufacturer. It has supplied stamping tooling to the automotive, appliance, and office equipment industries in Brazil, Japan, South Africa, and several European countries. The company has invested $3.5...

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Sutherland, SST align to serve Midwest stamping industry

February 5, 2015

Sutherland Presses, Malibu, Calif., and Scott Special Tools, Weldon Springs, Mo., have announced a joint cooperation to serve the stamping industry in southern Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, eastern Oklahoma, eastern Nebraska, and western Iowa. SST offers presses, feeds, and tooling...

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Gas springs suitable for die storage

February 5, 2015

DADCO’s new 90.10 DS series gas springs are designed with a reduced rate of return, making them suitable for die storage. These models are a direct replacement for traditional die storage components and do not need to be removed from the die before installation into the press. The three...

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R&D Update: Examining lubricant performance in forming of AHSS

February 5, 2015

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Lubrication plays an important role in stamping, as it reduces friction at the tool-workpiece interface. Reducing that friction also reduces die and tool wear in large-volume production, which in turn increases tool life. It also allows smoother flow of the sheet material into the die cavity and...

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