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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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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Beckwood appoints marketing assistant/customer service representative

September 12, 2006

The Beckwood Corp., St. Louis, has named Ryan M. Pendleton as marketing assistant and customer service representative.Pendleton is involved in the development and implementation of all marketing...

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TRUMPF honors sales achievement award winners

September 12, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., presented its 2006 sales achievement awards to Advanced Fabricating Machinery, Hart Machine Tool Inc., and TECSA at its annual distributor meeting.Advanced Fabricating...

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Serapid names sales representative firms

September 12, 2006

Serapid USA, Sterling Heights, Mich., has recently named five organizations as its new sales representatives.New representatives are Industrial Equipment and Supply, Minneapolis; Dynamic Automation,...

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Doing its level best

September 12, 2006

A precision roller leveler, installed between the coil payoff reel and the press equipment, allows an operator to stretch the edges when necessary to compensate for loose centers or stretch the center to compensate for loose edges before the blanking operation.

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Schuler AG appoints chairman, board of management

September 8, 2006

Schuler AG's supervisory board has appointed Jrgen Tonn as chairman of the board of management, effective October 1, 2006.In his last position, Tonn was president and CEO of DS Technologie GmbH in...

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Draw forming, Part III

August 8, 2006

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The connections between product conditions and product input variables for draw forming must be made through the intermediary transformation characteristics: plastic strains and displacements. So all product requirements must be redefined as the changes (or transformations) required of those two characteristics.

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Pierce units are self-equalizing

August 8, 2006

Aries Eng. Co. Inc. offers the HyperPierce® self-equalizing press unit for high-production piercing and assembly. It incorporates HyperCyl® hydrapneumatic drive units.The press unit operates...

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