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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Feeling overwhelmed with pressures?

February 7, 2006

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Stampers face increasing pressure, from external and internal customers, every day. This, combined with increasing responsibilities, can cause production personnel to feel overwhelmed. Long die changeovers gobble up precious time that could be used for better purposes, leaving many production teams operating in a firefighting mode. Doing a thorough time study and using the results to eliminate time-wasting steps is the first step in implementing quick die change, freeing up some time for value-added activities, and getting control over your production processes.

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Understanding press feeds

February 7, 2006

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Major technology shifts in how stamping presses are fed have allowed press feed technology to evolve, enabling stampers to realize increased processing speeds, improved processing flexibility, easier setup, and better quality and reliability. Even with today's advancements, a press feed must meet three basic and important criteria to be successful: Setup must be flexible. It must deliver the material with sufficient precision into the tool and die. It must feed at the correct time. Advancements in feed technology include pilot release, space-saving line configurations, transfer/progressive operations, and scratch-free processing.

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Fanners separate hard-to-handle sheets

January 10, 2006

Eriez offers its Hi-Powr sheet fanners for hard-to-handle steel sheets. According to the company, the fanners eliminate doubles and increase production.The enclosed magnetic circuit is tamper proof...

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Die lubrication system accommodates up to 16 spray guns

January 10, 2006

Spraying Systems Co. has introduced its 58000P pneumatic die lubrication package, which comprises a pressure tank, valve panel, hook-up kit, and various options of air-actuated spray guns for...

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Kramski hires Advance Tech Industries

January 10, 2006

Kramski North America Inc., Largo, Fla., part of the Kramski Group, has contracted with Advanced Tech Industries Inc., Arlington, Texas, to represent the company in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas,...

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AW Precision opens facility in Belgium, expands operations

January 10, 2006

AW Precision LLC, Milwaukee, has opened a manufacturing facility in Belgium known as AW Precision BVBA.The goal of the new facility is to strengthen its mainland European service to meet the demands...

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Ryerson Inc. confirms new name, ticker symbol

January 10, 2006

Ryerson Inc. has confirmed that its previously announced corporate name now is in effect as is the concurrent adoption of the ticker symbol "RYI" for its common stock listed on the New York Stock...

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Die automation controller enhances speed, performance

December 13, 2005

The DAC-2450 Die Automation Controller from Oberg Industries uses a platform that enhances overall system speed and performance. It can provide accurate control at press speeds up to and exceeding 600...

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AIDA opens service center in Brazil (AP)

December 13, 2005

AIDA has announced the opening of a new service and support center in Brazil. The announcement follows last year's acquisition of the Manzoni and Rovetta divisions.AIDA Brazil offers Manzoni, Rovetta,...

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TD Center updates Web site

December 13, 2005

TD Center®, Columbus, Ind., has made several changes to its Web site, www.tdcoating.com, to provide more user-friendly navigation and updated content.The home page features a summary of the TD...

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Beckwood Press completes expansion

December 13, 2005

Beckwood Press Co. has completed expansion of its St. Louis manufacturing plant to accommodate its growth in the hydraulic press industry.The expanded facility, which now features 40-ft. high ceilings...

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Die basics 101: Part V

December 13, 2005

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Many specialty components can be used in dies, but the most commonly used are die plates, shoes, die sets, guide pins, bushings, heel blocks, heel plates, screws, dowels, and keys—all of which were explained in Part IV of this series. This article focuses on other common components—pads,...

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Achieving consistent stock lubrication with less oil

December 13, 2005

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Low-volume, low-pressure (LVLP) lubrication systems can offer stampers a way to maintain the most appropriate lubrication level for each job while reducing oil consumption.

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A need for speed

December 13, 2005

Currently, Dana's Chatham, Ontario division produces several heat shields for fluid-management systems including heat exchangers, valves, and coolers. With higher demand yields and new orders, the stamper needed an automated press line that could improve uptime, quality, and reliability.

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Straight to the point

December 13, 2005

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The straightener, when set properly, removes the coil set, or curvature of the rolled material. If the machine is used or set incorrectly, the coil set can remain in the material, even after being struck in presses with capacities to hundreds of tons. This can cause a variety of problems: out-of-tolerance parts, difficult feed operations that can disrupt and slow performance, and, to some extent, additional wear and tear on feed line components and tooling.

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