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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Beckwood Press Co. names customer service manager

February 7, 2006

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, has appointed Marc Lloyd as customer service manager.Lloyd focuses on customer satisfaction and uses customer feedback to improve the press manufacturing process. He is...

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Maintaining a slitting line

February 7, 2006

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A slitting line can operate efficiently for 20 or more years if properly maintained. Modern slitting lines are high-performance machines that are intended to produce 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As a result, stampers must be sure that all line elements are properly maintained, which represents a titanic effort if you don't understand what components are critical.

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Die basics 101: Part VI

February 7, 2006

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Previous articles in this series discussed common stamping die components. This article focuses on less common specialty components found only in certain dies, most of which are available from various suppliers.Figure 1Inidie Tapping UnitsImage courtesy of Danly IEM.In-die Tapping UnitsMany dies...

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A new energy in appliance manufacturing

February 7, 2006

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In January 2006, a new 13 SEER mandate for appliancemakers takes effect. Although it isn't the only thing driving change in manufacturers' product designs, it is providing a springboard for manufacturers to make changes in their products that will help meet increasing customer demands.

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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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