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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Quick die change and the trend toward larger presses

November 8, 2005

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Through the use of such tools as T-tables, die carts, and rolling bolster systems, stamping companies can help increase the uptime of their pressroom operations, increase levels of operational safety, and improve their bottom lines.

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Mate Precision Tooling receives Minnesota Quality Award

October 27, 2005

The Minnesota Council For Quality announced today that it has presented Anoka, Minn.-based Mate Precision Tooling, a manufacturer of punch press tooling, with the 2005 Minnesota Quality Award.Brian...

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Salvagnini America names North American operation president

October 24, 2005

Bill Bossard, vice president marketing and sales of Salvagnini America, has been named president of the company's North American unit, announced CEO Eugenio Bassan. In addition to continuing in his...

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Mid Atlantic Machinery launches new Web site

October 11, 2005

Mid Atlantic Machinery, Harrisburg, Pa., has announced it has launched a new Web site.The site promotes the company's product lines as well as used and stock machinery. It highlights management and...

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Metalforming Controls Corp. receives grant

October 11, 2005

U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo, R-Ill., has announced that Metalforming Controls Corp., Cary, Ill., has been awarded a $250,000 grant to commercialize an advanced manufacturing control system that could help...

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Schuler receives Supplier of the Year Award

October 11, 2005

Schuler has announced it was one of five companies out of 3,500 named Supplier of the Year 2005 by American Axle & Mfg.Schuler received the award for its concept and supply of a cold-forming line for...

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MegaFab announces corporate changes, engineering center

October 11, 2005

Mega Fabrication Inc., Hutchinson, Kan., has announced several organizational changes within its merged companies of Piranha, Bertsch, and W.A. Whitney. The company also announced the establishment of...

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Pairing the right hydraulic press with your application

October 11, 2005

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Choosing the right hydraulic press for your application is crucial. Identifying the right press capability up front can eliminate additional costs and startup delays. Four primary hydraulic press return capabilities are return on position, return on pressure, return on pressure with dwell capability, or combinations of the three. Shown is a press with return on pressure capabilities.

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Total transfer knowledge

October 11, 2005

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Transfer systems can deliver flexibility to perform a variety of tasks for current requirements, yet deliver the capability to carry the company at a competitive level over the long haul.

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Die basics 101: Part IV

October 11, 2005

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Stamping dies can comprise many components. This article discusses the basic components, including die plates, shoes, die sets, guide pins, bushings, heel blocks, heel plates, screws, dowels, and keys. This article is one of a 16-part series on the fundamentals of stamping. Descriptions of all the articles in this series, and links to them, can be found at the end of this article.

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Collaboration in the stamping industry

October 11, 2005

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What is the best way to determine the optimum combination of application, design, and costs? An effective collaborative process makes the difference. Teamwork and open communication throughout the process — from prototyping to production — ensure the best design and most efficient manufacturing process, which can save millions of dollars in large projects.

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Blanking questions have you on the edge?

October 11, 2005

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Reducing the damaging effects of fractures, burnishing, burrs, and rollover improves subsequent forming processes. The blanked edge condition can be improved by adjusting the punch and die clearance tolerance, shaving the area of the defected blanked edge, designing an appropriate contact profile of the tool and die, and understanding the mechanical properties of the sheet metal used.

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U.S. Mint looking for ready-to-coin blanks

September 28, 2005

The U.S. Mint is looking for stamping companies to bid on providing ready-to-coin blanks or planchets.The Mint is engaged in a Public-Private Competition under a deviation granted by the Office of...

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Taking a look at automated spray control:

September 13, 2005

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Spray systems often are regarded as simple on-off valve and regulation systems. In reality, though, spray nozzles are precision components designed to yield very specific performance under specific process conditions. Just because nozzles are spraying doesn't mean that they are spraying precisely, and precision spray performance makes a difference in throughput, quality, and bottom-line profits

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A focus on slitting lines

September 13, 2005

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As manufacturing has moved overseas, the U.S. slitting market has become saddled with overcapacity. Coil processors can improve efficiencies by upgrading the equipment they use in the following areas: coil storage, changeovers in coil and slitting tooling; scrap handling; and tensioning.

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