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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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At WITS end with wrinkles, tears, springback in AHSS?

January 26, 2016

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: Stamping AHSS comes with forming challenges such as wrinkling, tearing, and springback. A servo’s controlled force can help resolve some of those problems—and keep you from tearing your hair out.

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FCA adds stamping press line at Warren, Mich., plant

January 25, 2016

FCA US has added a $63 million stamping press line to its 65-year-old Warren Stamping Plant in Warren, Mich. According to the company, its last installation of a new press line was more than 15 years ago, and this investment was needed to keep up with demand. The high-speed servo tandem press...

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FABTECH flashback

January 21, 2016

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With the boisterous holidays and end-of-the-year cinematic wave behind us and a long stretch of quiet winter still ahead, you could not be faulted for pining for the fun, clamor, and intrigue of FABTECH® 2015 only a few short months ago. “Star Wars” has nothing on the special effects, precise automation, heavy metal, whirring bots, and heart-pounding thrills there. Here is a flashback.

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Mid-Park opens stamping plant in Kentucky

January 20, 2016

Mid-Park Inc., a manufacturer and fabricator of metal products, has opened SST Morgantown, a stamping facility operating under Mid-Park’s SST division in Morgantown, Ky. The new plant offers stamping capabilities up to 800 tons, as well as production CNC, tool and die, and threading...

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New aluminum forming method can cut car chassis weight in half

January 18, 2016

AP&T is cooperating with Raufoss Technology, Hydro Aluminium, and the SINTEF research institute to develop a new method for forming of aluminum sheet. The method will enable passenger cars to be manufactured with a significantly lower weight than today, which will enable greatly reduced fuel...

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AP&T receives distinction for outstanding know-how in press hardening

January 18, 2016

AP&T has received the University of Kassel's new distinction for outstanding knowledge in press hardening: the Certificate of PHS Team Excellence. The distinction recognizes APT’s training of its employees in press hardening over the past year. More than 160 of AP&T's approximately 450...

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Schuler opens Hot Stamping TechCenter in Germany

January 14, 2016

Schuler has announced the opening of its new research and demonstration center for hot stamping at its home base in Göppingen, Germany. At the Hot Stamping TechCenter, the company will showcase applications for the future of lightweight vehicle construction. Developed at the company’s...

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COE Press Equipment's SpaceMaster Series 4

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COE Press Equipment’s new SpaceMaster® Series 4 compact coil line can process today’s Advanced High Strength Steels at speeds up to 70 SPM, and all within 23-feet of floor space.  COE customer Nahanni Steel Products tells how this capability has opened up new business opportunities.

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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