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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Feed system achieves nested pattern in small footprint

August 8, 2006

The WigWag™ feed from Dynamic Feeds Inc. achieves a zigzag (nested) pattern in a small footprint by pivoting motion.The system is controlled by a single software package and uses CAN bus...

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Straight-side press available in up to 660-ton capacity

August 8, 2006

Stamtec Mechanical Presses has introduced the S2-ProgMax straight-side presses in 330-, 440-, and 660-ton capacities.The press features a variable-frequency drive, wide-spaced pitmans, and low overall...

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Hydraulic, mechanical presses designed for automotive parts

August 8, 2006

ISGEC manufactures mechanical and hydraulic presses for automotive parts.The presses' dedicated man-machine interface software are customized systems to enable interfaces in various European...

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MegaFab names sales manager for Latin America

August 8, 2006

MegaFab, Hutchinson, Kan., has appointed Hugh D. Barron as sales manager for Latin America.Barron is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He is working to establish additional representation in areas...

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Kramski names rep firm

August 8, 2006

Kramski North America Inc., Largo, Fla., has signed a contract with The Campbell Company, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., a manufacturer's representative agency.The firm will represent Kramski's...

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Hayes adds to sales team

August 8, 2006

Hayes Intl., Rotorua, New Zealand, a member of The Bradbury Group of companies, has added Sean Wiebe to its U.S. sales team. Wiebe is based at the company's facility in Moundridge, Kan., and assists...

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Unique forming short cuts

August 8, 2006

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Die designers often are faced with how to make a part feature that is unique and possibly difficut to form. Short cuts are discussed for twisting a part, creating a return flange, and making a 90-degree bend.

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Meeting global challenges through employee rewards

August 8, 2006

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Arco Industries Inc. bought a 15-year-old, 500-ton Tranemo hydraulic punching press with an antiquated control system. For about one-quarter the cost of a new press, Arco was able to rejuvenate an obsolete press by providing it with contemporary levels of control and productivity.

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Die basics 101 starts with eight basic components

August 8, 2006

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A stamping die is a special, one-of-a-kind precision tool that cuts and forms sheet metal into a desired shape or profile. Most dies are constructed of several basic components, including die plates, shoes, die sets, guide pins, bushings, heel blocks, heel plates, screws, dowels, and keys. Dies also need stripper, pressure, and drawing pads, as well as the devices used to secure them—spools, shoulder bolts, keepers, and retainers; and gas, coil, or urethane springs.

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Feed to registration

August 8, 2006

For applications such as clutch disks, oil seals, oil filters, and other round stampings, feed to registration with scroll-slit material can reduce scrap rates and, in some cases eliminate the need to retool the job.

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Getting hydraulic press problems under control

August 8, 2006

Arco Industries Inc. bought a 15-year-old, 500-ton Tranemo hydraulic punching press with an antiquated control system. For about one-quarter the cost of a new press, Arco was able to rejuvenate an obsolete press by providing it with contemporary levels of control and productivity.

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Die Basics 101: Part IX

August 8, 2006

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Part VIII of this series discussed some of the specific mechanical properties of metals—ductility, elongation percentage, tensile and yield strength, and hardness—and how to derive these properties. This article describes other important mechanical properties, as well as a few behavioral...

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Dual-slide transfer press has 800-ton closing force

July 11, 2006

Schuler Hydrap has developed a hydraulic dual-slide transfer press with a closing force of 800 tons used to manufacture dishwasher inner doors and rear walls.The system has two individually...

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Large-bed custom hydraulic compression molding press delivered

July 11, 2006

Greenerd Press and Machine Co. Inc. recently delivered a large-bed hydraulic compression molding press to a manufacturer of automotive components in the Southeast.Greenerd custom-designed and built...

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Roll-Kraft adds to staff

July 11, 2006

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has added several personnel in a variety of positions.Joe Korzen and Jarred Esborn have been added to the engineering staff. Other new hires are Kevin Myers, John Dowler, and...

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