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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Drawing on new experiences

October 10, 2006

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In the past metal forming in the appliance industry meant giant presses with expensive tooling. Lead-times were forever, and change didn't come easy. Whirlpool Corp. in Fort Smith, Ark., is taking a new approach to metal forming, and flexible technologies are the key.

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Die Basics 101: Part X

October 10, 2006

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Cutting is the most severe metalworking process that takes place in a die and shouldn't be taken lightly. Cutting Basics Cutting metal requires great force. For example, it takes approximately 78,000 lbs. of pressure to cut a 10-in.-diameter blank from 0.100-in.-thick mild steel. Consequently,...

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Press brake tooling designed for TRUMPF, LVD-style machines

October 10, 2006

Wilson Tool International® has launched its WT press brake tooling for TRUMPF-style and LVD-style press brakes.The line offers 10 standard punch profiles from 120 to 220 mm and 17 different dies...

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Press designed for drawing, embossing, pressing, hydroforming

October 10, 2006

The ODEN multipurpose press from AP&T North America Inc. is a new modular system that the company says provides short lead-times and high flexibility.The press is available from 112- to 354-ton...

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Serapid names new sales representative

October 10, 2006

DECO Tool Supply Co., Omaha, Neb., was named as a sales representative for Serapid, Sterling Heights, Mich.DECO has more than 60 years' experience in the industrial supply business and handles...

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TRUMPF announces new distributors

October 10, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named new machine tool distributors in Nebraska, western Iowa, and Florida.Hegman Machine Tool now distributes TRUMPF equipment in Nebraska and western Iowa. The...

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Mate appoints marketing VP

October 10, 2006

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., has appointed Joseph Schneider as vice president of marketing.Most recently Schneider was Mate's product engineering manager. He was the company's e-business...

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Five Star Die Casting appoints GM

October 10, 2006

Five Star Die Casting, Minneapolis, a division of Marshall Mfg., has appointed Alan Koch as general manager.Koch will lead all of Five Star's manufacturing operations, including engineering,...

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Transfer technology

October 10, 2006

Venest Industries, an automotive parts supplier based in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, needed an automated transfer system that could be parked away from the machine bed during progressive operations and die changes, so that new dies could be delivered to the press via an overhead crane.

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Die Basics 101

October 10, 2006

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Editor's Note: "Die Basics 101" is a 17-part article.

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Setting up progressive dies - Part I

October 3, 2006

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Editor's Note: "Setting Up Progressive Dies" is a two-part article. Part I discusses press and die cleanness, die alignment, clamping procedures, and preliminary shut height calibration. Part II discusses the process for getting metal into the die, setting the pitch, feed release, and other factors...

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Holding the line on metal costs

September 12, 2006

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Stampers and roll formers can look at edge trim, heads, tails, skeletons, and coil damage for ways they can reduce scrap to hold the line on metal costs.

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Draw forming, Part IV

September 12, 2006

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The relationships among part geometry, tool geometry, and control of the processing inputs are significantly different between the net shape and non-net shape processes.

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Servo roll feed suitable for staggered feeding narrow-width coil

September 12, 2006

Coe Press Equipment has developed a new series of zigzag servo roll feeds for staggered feeding applications of narrow-width coil.The roll feeds process coil widths from 12 to 30 in. and thicknesses...

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In-die welding system welds nuts, screws at up to 60 SPM

September 12, 2006

OCON Automated Systems' in-die welding system is suitable for the integrated welding of nuts and screws while stamping with progressive, transfer, and tandem dies.The system welds nuts and screws at...

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