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 window transfer system

Retrofitting a prog-die press for transfer operations

May 13, 2008 | By Paul Stirrett

Converting a current press to a transfer press requires altering the press, transfer dies, and the transfer system. Some presses are suitable for conversion, some are not. With a proper transfer retrofit, an old press can become a fully programmable state-of-the-art transfer press.

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Rollout shelves store dies, fixtures, molds

May 13, 2008

Proper Storage Systems Inc. offers powered, full-extension rollout shelves for storing dies, fixtures, and molds.The shelves have capacities up to 20 tons each. The top of the unit has up to a 50-ton capacity. Shelf sizes are up to 250 in. wide by 96 in. deep. Units can be designed to customer...

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Pneumatic stock cutter features extended blade life

May 13, 2008

A pneumatic stock cutter from P/A Industries features a new design that maintains close tolerances between parts. According to the company, this helps extend the life of the cutting blades up to five times longer than competitive models. In most cases, blades go for years before sharpening is...

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Sheet metal nibbler cuts 0.197-in. steel in all four directions

May 13, 2008

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced the N500-8 nibbler, which cuts in all four cutting directions. According to the company, it is the only nibbler able to do so in the performance class that cuts steel sheets up to 0.197 in. thick.The company's modifications to the die carrier holder allow the nibbler to...

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Pneumatic presses accommodate 3 to 210 tons

May 13, 2008

AIRAM® Press Co. Ltd. offers standard and custom-engineered pneumatic presses with capacities from 3 to 210 tons. The presses are suitable for general stamping, piercing, blanking, forming, cutoff, coining, embossing, laminating, and assembly-type operations.The presses feature fully adjustable...

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Patented process creates blanks from steel and aluminum

May 13, 2008

Kendor Steel Rule Die offers a patented process for flat, configured metal blanking. It combines low-volume blanking, CNC laser-cut tooling, and automation. Designed, fabricated, operated, and maintained in-house, the tooling holds tolerances to &#plusmn; 0.015 in. and is guaranteed to last the...

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Progressive die strips

Die Science: Reading progressive die strips — Part I

May 1, 2008 | By Art Hedrick

Looking at the results of a process—in this case, the strip produced in the die—certainly can lead to good data indicating the root cause of a problem. Distorted, elongated pilot holes, mismatched cuts are common defects. Distorted pilot holes can be the result of a poor carrier design. An improperly set up feed release can cause misfeeds, pilot hole elongation, and bent, broken, or galled pilots, as well as poor part location and gauging.

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Cold Forming Tooling Diagram

Getting the most from your cutting punches: Part II

April 29, 2008 | By Art Hedrick

Many factors influence tool steel selection. Part Iof this article focused on selecting the right cutting clearance. Part II discusses properties to look for in tool steel and the importance of heat treating, preparation for production, coatings, lubricants, and the press on which the tool...

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Sensor driven errorproofing

Where sensors make sense

April 15, 2008 | By Dave Bird

Sensor-driven errorproofing can help metal stamping shops prevent the production of bad parts. In addition, it can save tens of thousands of dollars in lost production due to crashed dies and downtime. How? Sensors detect the presence of metal—as material being fed into the press, being positioned, or ejected from the press as a stamped part or slug.

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Coil automation

Rolling to market - Part II

April 15, 2008 | By Dale Kroskey

A variety of methods help push a roll forming operation's efficiency. Various coil handling methods offer different levels of efficiency and automation, each suiting certain applications. The key is to analyze an operation, calculate the time spent handling coil, and then determine the best level of coil handling automation to fit.

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Assembly press designed for short bed, large-stroke, daylight applications

April 15, 2008

Beckwood Press Co. manufactures an assembly press, designed for a short bed requirement, for large-stroke and daylight applications. The press, which features a two-post frame with a 10-in. bed height, is equipped with a bed shuttle with two spring-loaded roller tracks.Suitable for assembly of...

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CNC tooling safety covers provide security

April 15, 2008

Huot's new safety tool covers are designed to protect CNC tooling and manufacturing protocol, to help manufacturers keep trade secrets, and to provide an extra measure of security for proprietary CNC tooling and confidential manufacturing processes. The patent-pending CNC safety covers allow the...

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Bosch Rexroth names PLC, HMI product manager

April 15, 2008

The Electric Drives and Controls technology group of Bosch Rexroth Corp., Hoffman Estates, Ill., recently appointed Ted Thayer as programmable logic control and human-machine interface (HMI) product manager.Thayer is responsible for new programmable logic control and HMI product releases,...

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Genesee Group/NY Inc. changes name, organizational status

April 15, 2008

The Genesee Group/NY Inc., West Henrietta, N.Y., a contract manufacturer of metal components and assemblies for various industries, recently changed its name to Genesee Global Group. The name reflects the company's new organizational status independent of two related businesses in Tennessee and...

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Beckwood adds structural engineer

April 15, 2008

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, a manufacturer of hydraulic presses, has appointed Josh Schroeder as manufacturing manager and added Travis Tilley to its structural engineering team.Schroeder oversees customer service, safety, quality control, and all engineering divisions. He also acts as...

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