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Heavy-duty shop press has adjustable hand winch for bed-height change, daylight control

December 16, 2008

Phoenix Hydraulic Presses recently produced a 25-ton, heavy-duty H-frame shop press to assemble spring-loaded cylinders.The press features an easily adjustable hand winch to change the bed height and control the amount of daylight. A friction brake prevents the bed from dropping and the handle from...

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FMA launches sheet metal operator certification program

December 16, 2008

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced a new certification program for precision sheet metal operators for testing and validating their skills in sheet metal forming and fabricating.The new Precision Sheet Metal Operator (PSMO) Level I Certification...

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Steel fabrication available from Manchester Tool & Die

December 16, 2008

Manchester Tool & Die Inc., North Manchester, Ind., has opened a new fabricating plant that offers steel fabrication services. The plant is equipped with two brake presses with capacities of 3/8 in. by 6 ft., 5/16 in. by 8 ft., and 1/4 in. by 10 ft., as well as a GMAW machine for custom and...

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PennEngineering®, Pencom announce settlement agreement

December 16, 2008

Penn Eng. & Mfg., Danboro, Pa., and Peninsula Components Inc., San Carlos, Calif., have announced a settlement agreement of PennEngineering's lawsuit against Pencom for infringement of certain patents and trademarks. The original complaint was filed against Pencom Aug. 17, 2007, in the U.S....

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Samco Machinery opens new office in Mexico

December 16, 2008

Samco Machinery, Toronto, recently opened an office in Mexico. The office, headed by Ricardo Orozco, is located in Monterrey business center. It provides and coordinates the company's full range of products and services.Orozco is an electrical and mechanical engineer with a master's degree in...

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Converting your fluid systems to green

December 15, 2008 | By Milton Hoff

Metal forming, stamping, and washing fluids traditionally have been thought of as "necessary nuisances" to be used once and thrown away. That mindset is changing.Incorporating "green" or environmentally friendly fluids and fluid management systems can extend fluid life and minimize waste, providing valuable cost savings.

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Revealing the Magic — Using data and conducting experiments to solve metal forming problems

December 14, 2008 | By Art Hedrick

Effective stamping professionals rely on scientific principles and not magic to determine and correct production problems. Find out how to troubleshoot wrinkles and rips and take corrective action by following a basic procedure that can be modified to troubleshoot almost any stamping issue.

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In-Die Joining

In-die joining transforms press into assembly system, Part I

December 14, 2008 | By Roger Patton

In-die joining systems help stamping shops to expand their operations to include sub-assemblies and full assemblies without additional downstream equipment and processes, so they can carve out a bigger share of the production work.

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3-D Design Software

3-D die design for a 3-D world

November 11, 2008 | By Raymond Proeber

3-D die design software allows you to build the die on the computer screen, fully assembled and ready to run as if it were built and sitting out on the shop floor. SolidWorks-based Logopress3 software even allows you to then simulate the die running in the press. Even better, it detects crashing and strip feeding interference problems on your computer screen rather than after the die has been built.

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High-pressure, high-thrust groover introduced

November 11, 2008

Manchester Tool & Die Inc. has introduced the new 24014 high-pressure, high-thrust groover for rolling or cutting operations with quick tool changes and simplified access to tooling. The groover features five-second cycle time (depending on the application and optional equipment), a machine...

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Pneumatic press supports progressive-stamping operations

November 11, 2008

AIRAM® Press Co.'s PulsAir is a pneumatic press developed to support progressive-stamping operations for industries such as automotive, appliance, and hardware. Patented technology helps provide high speeds, while a new base design promotes shock and vibration dampening.Long-length precision...

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Hydraulic Press Hot Stamping

Hydraulic presses for hot stamping meet weight, safety mandates

October 28, 2008 | By Rick Nicholson

Hot stamping of automotive structural safety components developed in response to mandates levied by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 1 to improve vehicle crash integrity while also reducing vehicle weight to help meet fuel efficiency standards. Heating a high-strength steel (HSS) component of a boron-steel alloy to the austenitic range—a super-heated solid solution state, ~ 1,700 degrees F (950 degrees C)—improved drawability, and then quickly cooling the part in a water-cooled die, or quenching, transformed the crystalline structure, increasing the formed component's strength-to-weight ratio.

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Buying time—by welding

October 28, 2008 | By Art Hedrick

You're almost at the end of a production run and your stamping die fails. What do you do? Replace the failed component? Attempt a repair? How do you decide which option is best? These questions—along with basic guidelines for repairing a die by welding—are answered in this article.

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Bystronic showcases Beyeler Xpert press brake at FABTECH

October 15, 2008

At the Las Vegas FABTECH/AWS/Metalform trade show, Bystronic showcased the 10,000th Beyeler Xpert press brake, a system that offers users simplified repetition accuracy. The Beyeler Xpert comes equipped with a comprehensive database based on material bend allowances and extensive empirical bending...

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Reducing setup time in strip leveling

October 14, 2008 | By Linfa Yan, Brett Snider

Equations help leveler operators significantly reduce the traditional trial and error during setup.

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