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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Universal Metal Products receives ISO 14001:2004 certification

March 11, 2014

Universal Metal Products’ operations have been certified to ISO 14001:2004 for its environmental system. The Wickliffe, Ohio-based company manufactures custom metal stampings and...

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IRMCO marks 100-year anniversary

March 10, 2014

IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, Ill., a manufacturer of oil-free metal forming and tube bending lubricants, marks its 100th anniversary in 2014. The company was founded in 1914 by William Oats Jeffery, a mining immigrant from England. International Refining & Mfg. Co.,...

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Hyson’s servo-controlled cushion selected by Enginetics Aerospace

March 6, 2014

Hyson has announced that Enginetics Aerospace, Dayton, Ohio, has selected its Press Solutions’ servo-controlled cushion for forming complex aerospace parts. While linked directly to the press, the cushion complements servo press technology by dialing in the force at a specific position needed...

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Stamper draws deeply on diversification, technology, community to grow

March 5, 2014

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Established and growing Jagemann Stamping Co. recently expanded its facility in the charming Great Lakes coastal town of Manitowoc, Wis., to facilitate its continuous growth. The multicapable manufacturer of deep-drawn, progressive stamped, and fineblanked components drew on its ability to diversify to grow and prosper, reaching $80 million in annual sales and expanding by 50,000 sq. ft. and 130 employees last year.

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GM invests $14 million for new press at Parma Metal Center

March 5, 2014

General Motors is investing $14 million at the Parma Metal Center in northeast Ohio to support the installation of a progressive press that eventually can be used for both die tryout and regular parts production. Start-up is scheduled for late 2014 or early 2015. The 2.3 million-sq.-ft....

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Programming files allow press setup before tooling delivery

March 4, 2014

Mate has introduced new programming files for TRUMPF®-style forming tools and special shapes. The company e-mails the files to purchasers of the tooling, allowing setup and programming of the new tools in their presses before the tooling arrives. The tooling line includes Next™...

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Arku establishes rebuild services for parts levelers, coil lines

March 4, 2014

Arku Coil Systems Inc.’s Cincinnati operation has instituted a new rebuilding service for its levelers and coil lines in North America. The work can be done at the customer's site or at the Cincinnati plant. While the company primarily rebuilds its own equipment, it also provides spare parts,...

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Gill acquires GR Spring & Stamping

March 3, 2014

Gill Holding Co., a supplier of engineered, mechanical assemblies to the automotive, furniture, and multiuse vehicle markets, has announced the acquisition of GR Spring & Stamping, a Tier 1 manufacturer of metal stampings and assemblies. Both companies are based in Grand Rapids, Mich. The...

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Optimal tooling approaches for punching AHSS

March 3, 2014

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The tried-and-true approaches that worked well to stamp first-generation steels are not as effective for stamping advanced high-strength steels (AHSS). Tests were conducted to determine optimal punch-to-die clearances, shear angles, and punch angles. Test results indicated that 12 to 15 percent punch-to-die clearances and -15- to +15-degree shear angles provided the longest punch and die life, and a 7-degree conical shear angle created the smallest burr growth.

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Etco names VP of accounting

February 28, 2014

Etco Inc., a manufacturer of stamped metal electrical components, has promoted Robert Wachob to the newly created position of vice president of accounting. Formerly director of accounting for the company’s Bradenton, Fla., and Warwick, R.I., facilities, he has been with the company for six years....

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Manor acquires 33-ton turret press

February 26, 2014

Metal stamping company Manor Tool & Mfg. Co., Schiller Park, Ill., has added a 33-ton Finn-Power C5 Express turret press. The press, which is suitable for initial low-volume runs, development-volume runs, or prototyping, allows customers to develop parts before investing in hard tooling for...

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Chirch Global Mfg. adds The Lakone Co. to its Global Manufacturing Network

February 26, 2014

Chirch Global® Mfg. LLC, a manufacturer of metal stampings and sheet metal fabrications in Cary, Ill., has announced the addition of The Lakone Co., Montgomery, Ill., to its Global Manufacturing Network. According to the company, the network comprises 14 companies that serve as a one-stop...

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Schuler, Weldec form company to supply large pipelines

February 25, 2014

Göppingen, Germany-based press manufacturer Schuler and plant construction company Weldec of Erndtebrück, Germany, have formed a partnership to supply equipment to pipe mills. Under the name Pipe Alliance, the two companies offer equipment and services for the production of large,...

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General Sheet Metal Works acquires AAA Tool and Die

February 17, 2014

Metal fabricating company General Sheet Metal Works Inc., South Bend, Ind., has acquired AAA Tool and Die Co. Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. Former owner John Shirrell remains with the company as a sales and engineering consultant. AAA produces tooling and dies and performs...

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Dayton Progress merges with Anchor Lamina

February 17, 2014

Dayton Progress, Dayton Ohio, and Anchor Lamina, Farmington Hills, Mich., have announced their merger into a new, combined company called DAYTON Lamina Corporation™. The president of the new company is Alan Shaffer, current president of Dayton Progress. The two die component makers were...

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