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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Air-assisted forming of aluminum alloy for automotive components

August 9, 2005

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Reducing weight while maintaining or improving functional requirements is one of the major goals of automotive design and manufacturing, as it decreases fuel consumption and improves structural design. As a result of these considerations, the use of aluminum alloys in car manufacturing continues to increase, not only in body panels but also in structural, power train, and suspension components.

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Judging the quick and the die

August 9, 2005

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Overseas competition, high material costs, just-in-time schedules, demanding quality requirements, stringent safety standards, and industry consolidation are the forces driving trends in the quick die change industry, industry experts say. These forces have intensified the need for quick-die-change equipment and processes, as well as for larger quick die change equipment, equipment that will not damage sensors, and more efficient die storage that can be integrated with quick die change equipment.

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Get the most out of your press:

August 9, 2005

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All presses go up and down, but that's where the similarity among them ends. When its time to review your pressroom and research a new press, consider your manufacturing needs, the parts the press will run, all ancillary equipment, raw materials, and the dies that will be making the parts.

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Draw cushions for mechanical presses

July 12, 2005

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The use of a draw cushion in the lead-off press of a press line is recommended for the production of high-quality parts to guarantee constant quality through reproducible production parameters.

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Machinery line designed for plug-and-play operation

July 12, 2005

Automatic Feed Co. Inc. has introduced a line of SMART™ machine systems, including cut-to-length and blanking lines, designed with plug-and-play functionality.To simplify the systems, the...

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Automatic nozzle changer eliminates operator intervention

July 12, 2005

TRUMPF Inc. offers a new nozzle changer for its the TC L 3050, TC L 4050, and TC L 6050 laser cutting machines. The automatic nozzle changer eliminates the need for operator intervention during job...

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10 Houghton metalworking fluids specialists certified

July 12, 2005

Houghton FLUIDCARE®, a division of Houghton Intl., has announced that 10 of its metalworking fluid specialists have completed successfully the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers'...

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Delphi names AIDA Pinnacle Award winner

July 12, 2005

Delphi, Troy, Mich., has announced that AIDA-America Corp. has received its 2005 Pinnacle Award. Delphi created the award to recognize suppliers for outstanding quality, service, technology, and value...

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Beyond Tool and Die

July 12, 2005

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BTD made its first investments in tube fabricating equipment, including a BLM-Adige 803D tube laser cutting system, in 2003. Now tube fabricating accounts for roughly 15 percent of its total business. The story is short, but not so sweet. Paul Gintner, CEO of Detroit Lakes,...

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Retrofitting a press for quick die change

July 12, 2005

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Reducing die changeover times is mandatory to become a world-class stamping operation. The most practical way to accomplish it is through careful evaluation of pressroom needs, and the implementation of cost-effective die change equipment and procedures. In today's manufacturing environment, lean budgets are a way of life, which makes retrofitting die change equipment a cost-effective approach.

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Automatic Feed Co. earns ISO certification

June 14, 2005

Automatic Feed Co. Inc., Napoleon, Ohio, has been granted ISO 9001:2000 certification following a quality management system audit conducted in January by AQSR.

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Die Basics 101: Part II

June 14, 2005

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Figure 1EmbossingAll forming operations deform sheet material by exposing it to tension, compression, or both. Most part defects, such as splits and wrinkles, occur in forming operations. Successful sheet metal forming relies heavily on the metal's mechanical properties. The metal being formed must...

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Reoiling technologies for stampers:

June 14, 2005

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The stamping environment has been host to numerous attempts at process improvements over the past few years—some very successful, others discarded as unappealing lessons learned.

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Die lubrication: the big picture

June 14, 2005

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When considering a die lubrication method, you should be sure to evaluate its effect on your entire operation. While most of us focus on how lubrication affects just the manufacture of parts, a close look reveals that it affects many other aspects of running a plant. However, many of them are not obvious.

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Cosma Intl. receives Ford's World Excellence Awards

June 1, 2005

Ontario-based Cosma Intl., a wholly owned operating group of Magna Intl. Inc., received five Ford Motor Company World Excellence Awards, honoring five divisions for superior performance in 2004. This...

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