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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Press selection-sorting it out Part VII

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

This multi-source article offers readers advice on the criteria to consider when buying a press. The article examines application suitability, drives, and controls as well as other considerations such as tonnage, frame construction, speed, and horsepower.

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Getting the most from your cutting punches: Part I

February 12, 2008 | By Art Hedrick

Selecting the right cutting clearance and tool for an application is among the challenges stampers face. Material properties and other factors influence this decision. Following some basic guidelines presented in this article can help you select or design the best tool for your needs.

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Press tonnage monitor can be field-configured for two-, four-channel monitoring

February 12, 2008

Toledo Integrated Systems has introduced the PWi PressWatch tonnage monitor, a full-featured monitor for press protection and quality control. The tonnage monitor can be field-configured for two- or four-channel tonnage monitoring.The monitor has time-based or resolver-based tonnage signatures...

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Tooling system expanded to suit 10-station Euromac multitool

February 12, 2008

Mate Precision Tooling has expanded its XMT™ tooling system with the XMT 0.5-in. punch, stripper, and Slug Free® die to suit the10-station Euromac XMTE10 multitool.The tooling accommodates round and shaped tools with a diagonal dimension up to 0.500 in. These multitool assemblies are...

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Press brake accommodates all types of punches, dies

February 12, 2008

Bystronic's midrange press brake, the EP series, comes equipped with independent Y1 and Y2 hydraulic piston control and the Cybelec DNC 880 2-D control, which is capable of selecting bend sequences automatically.The press brake is designed for simplified, intuitive programming, as well as for...

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Avon Engineering names vice president for coil packaging systems

February 12, 2008

Avon Engineering Ltd., Waterdown, Ont., a division of Bushman Equipment Inc., has named Steve Baker as vice president for coil packaging systems.Baker focuses on expanding Avon's market share of packaging equipment and systems for steel and nonferrous metal processors with slitting and...

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Schuler announces sales, management appointments

February 12, 2008

Schuler Inc., Canton, Mich., has promoted Andreas Kinzyk to director of metal forming systems sales, appointed Andrew Osborn as director of metal forming systems product management, and named Rainer Egelhof as key account manager of metal forming systems.Kinzyk, in his ninth year of service with...

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Beckwood builds press for Orange County Choppers, expands product line

February 12, 2008

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, recently built a deep-draw press for Orange County Choppers and designed a new hydraulic press.The company manufactures four-post, two-post, SSE (straight-side endframe), and C-frame hydraulic presses designed for application requirements. Beckwood says it also offers...

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Schuler completes acquisition of Mller Weingarten

February 12, 2008

Schuler Inc., Canton, Mich., recently announced the completion of a legal takeover process by which its parent company, Schuler AG, acquired Müller Weingarten AG. The legal process was completed in September, and the boards of management at the two companies met to finalize the organizational...

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Pax Web site updated with more product information, application photos

February 12, 2008

Pax Products Inc., Celina, Ohio, a producer of ancillary pressroom equipment, has expanded the product information section and photo gallery on its Web site at www.paxproducts.com.The company says the site now offers more detailed information about its product line, including stock and die...

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Stamping 101: Anatomy of a Mechanical Press

January 15, 2008 | By Dennis Cattell

Stamped components are made by forming, drawing, trimming, blanking, or piercing metal—in sheet or coil form—between two halves (upper and lower) of a press tool, called a die. The upper member (or members) are attached to slide (or slides) of the press, and the lower member is clamped or bolted to the bed or bolster. The die is designed to create the shape and size of a component. The two halves of the die are brought together in the press. Both force (load) and accuracy are required to achieve the repeatability and tolerance demands.

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Komatsu H2F Series Servo Press

The science behind the servo press

January 15, 2008 | By Tim Heston

Flexibility sums up where the servo-driven mechanical press stands in its evolution. Early adopters are seeing that flexibility and asking, "What if?" What if I could control ram motion throughout the stroke and dwell for a certain period at bottom dead center (BDC)? According to sources, those "what ifs" have led to new ways of thinking about forming metal.

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Stamtec's sister company supplies blanking lines

January 15, 2008

Stamtec Mechanical Stamping Presses' sister company, Sumikura/Chin Fong Japan, has provided two blanking lines to Thyssen Krupp China. The lines consist of :Tonnage:800 metric tons (880 U.S. tons)Bed size:5000 mm x 2500 mm (196" x 98")Top Speed:20-60 spmCoil FeedlineStock WasherCut-to-length...

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Press brake features comprehensive bending database

January 15, 2008

The Beyeler Xpert press brake from Bystronic has the world's most comprehensive database related to material bend allowances and extensive empirical bending knowledge, according to the company. It can be operated independent of previous operator experience. The machine supports all major tooling...

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Bayloff appoints CEO

January 15, 2008

Bayloff Stamped Products, a third-generation, family-owned automotive stamping company, has appointed Tom Carey as CEO and president.Carey implements initiatives designed to enhance customer service and position the company for continued growth. He spent more than 20 years in various engineering...

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