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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Bazz Houston acquires Connor Mfg. Services de Mexico

April 15, 2008

The Bazz Houston Co., Garden Grove, Calif., has purchased Connor Mfg. Services de Mexico. The two companies are completely integrated, and Bazz Houston Mexico has relocated its facility to Tijuana.Bazz Houston Co. has ISO 9001:2000-certified manufacturing facilities in both Southern California and...

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Coe Press Equipment names new sales representatives

April 15, 2008

Coe Press Equipment Corp. and Sesco Products Group, Sterling Heights, Mich., have announced new sales representatives in the eastern U.S. region, serving nine states: Mid Atlantic Machinery Inc., Harrisburg, Pa.; Southern States Machinery Inc., Greensboro, N.C.; and Southern States Machinery...

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Stamtec launches new Web site

April 15, 2008

Stamtec, Manchester, Tenn., recently launched a new Web site at www.stamtec.com.The site includes information, features, photos, diagrams, and specifications for the company's mechanical stamping presses. It also includes pages for service and parts, a company profile, and auxiliary equipment such...

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Parkview Metal Products opens facility in Mexico

April 15, 2008

Parkview Metal Products, Lake Zurich, Ill., has opened an 80,000-sq.-ft. facility in Juarez, Mexico, to help improve service to its stamping, fabrication, and value-added assembly customers in the Southwest, including a Tier 1 automotive supplier that has certified the Juarez facility as a...

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Stamped struts shocks

Sensors clear the way for high-speed stamping

April 15, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

When you stamp 100 million automotive parts annually, as does Tennessee Stampings LLC, Portland, Tenn., you might accept die collisions as just part of the "traffic statistics." Not so. Before the dies ever hit the high-speed presses, they are properly sensored to prevent downtime, accelerate production.

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R&D Update: Lubrication and galling in stamping of galvanized AHSS - Part III

April 15, 2008 | By Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Forming of galvanized AHSS involves higher contact pressures at the tool-workpiece interface compared to forming mild steel. Under these severe interface conditions, improper selection of lubricants, tool materials and tool coatings may result in high scrap rates and galling in stamping production.. Based on SDT results, polymer-based lubricant with EP additives and water-soluble DFL were found to be most effective, Synthetic lubricants showed also reasonably small frictional responses with a PVD coated die in forming GA coated strips.

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Extrusion die design

Die Science: Successful extruding - Part II

April 15, 2008 | By Art Hedrick

Die design and building is a critical part of a successful extrusion process. ironing—vertically squeezing the metal between the punch and the die to increase the surface area—helps refine the extruding process, as does preforming.

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Die Science: Successful extruding - Part I

March 15, 2008 | By Art Hedrick

Extrusion is the process in which a continuous radial stretch flange is created by expanding a hole. Of all of the factors controlling the success of an extruding operation, material type and its mechanical properties are the most influential. Materials exhibiting good stretch capability and stretch distribution characteristics are best suited for extruding.

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Stamping sensors

Coming to your sensors

March 11, 2008 | By Dan Davis

Stamping sensors can go a long way in protecting valuable dies and eliminating downtime associated with repairing dies after crashes. So why aren't more shops using them? Perhaps it's because their misconceptions get in the way of making a wise investment.

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Press selection—sorting it out

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

Anchoring the March STAMPING Journal® --Press Issue--this multi-source press selection article offers readers advice on the criteria to consider when buying a press. The article examines application suitability, drives, and controls as well as the usual suspects--tonnage, frame construction, speed, and horsepower. This article is likely to be especially helpful to readers attending Metalform in April.

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Press selection - sorting it out - Part IV

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

Matching Press Characteristics to Your Applications The following questions—and their answers, provided by industry equipment manufacturers and experts—are intended as a general guide to help you simplify the daunting task of selecting a press or press system. 4. What Else Do I Need to Look...

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Press selection - sorting it out: Part III

March 11, 2008

Editor's Note: This article is one installment of a nine-part article. Matching Press Characteristics to Your Applications The following questions—and their answers, provided by industry equipment manufacturers and experts—are intended as a general guide to help you simplify the daunting task...

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Press selection—sorting it out Part IX

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

This multi-source article offers readers advice on the criteria to consider when buying a press. The article examines application suitability, drives, and controls as well as other considerations such as tonnage, frame construction, speed, and horsepower.

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Press selection—sorting it out Part VIII

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

This multi-source article offers readers advice on the criteria to consider when buying a press. The article examines application suitability, drives, and controls as well as other considerations such as tonnage, frame construction, speed, and horsepower.

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Press selection—sorting it out - Part VI

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

Matching Press Characteristics to Your Applications The following questions–and their answers, provided by industry equipment manufacturers and experts–are intended as a general guide to help you simplify the daunting task of selecting a press or press system. 6. So, Which Press Type is Best...

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