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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Schuler forms alliance with Positech for notching presses

December 11, 2007

Schuler Inc., Canton, Mich., has signed an integrated supply contract with Positech of Lexington, Tenn., for manually operated notching presses.Schuler supplies the mechanical portion of the N8C and N20C manually operated notchers, with Positech integrating its Compuslot controls and servo-drive...

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Bradbury names president

December 11, 2007

The Bradbury Co., Moundridge, Kan., a manufacturer of metal roll forming and processing equipment, has promoted COO David Cox to president.Cox, who joined the company in 1997, also has served as general manager and operations manager. In addition to his responsibilities as president, he continues...

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Dissecting defects

December 11, 2007 | By Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Dissecting Defects is a three-part series.

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Rolling bolster die changes

Metalforming lessons learned abroad

November 6, 2007 | By Dennis Boerger

After World War II, equipment manufacturing companies in Asia and Europe designed production systems that were more flexible in nature than systems in the U.S., which were designed for high-volume production. Today this trend is hitting U.S. shores, and U.S. stampers are looking overseas for inspiration in finding ways to work more efficiently.

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Lubricant Waste

Reducing lubricant waste

November 6, 2007 | By Richard Brasch

The best strategy for waste reduction is to reduce waste generation. Stampers have several strategies available, such as switching to metalworking fluids formulated for long life and instituting a fluid management and maintenance program.

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Die Science: Piercing, cutting aluminum sans slivers

November 6, 2007 | By Art Hedrick

Slivers are the result of the aluminum interfacing with the cutting sections or punches. To reduce the production of slivers the severity of friction at the point where the two surfaces interface must be reduced. The general rule for cutting materials is the softer the metal the smaller the cutting clearance.

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Punch tools extend A-dimension forming range

November 6, 2007

The A PLUS™ series line of TRUMPF-style special tools from Wilson Tool International® is designed to extend the range of forming in the A-dimension, allowing longer and larger forms. The tools include louvers, card guides, electrical knockouts, and lance and forms.The louver tool, which...

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Rigid chain pushes, pulls heavy dies, bolsters during changeover

November 6, 2007

Serapid's rigid chain locks together, forming a steel rod capable of pushing and pulling heavy dies and bolsters during changeover. The chain's speed and ability to position dies accurately helps reduce downtime and improve press productivity, reports the company.The chain, which can jump gaps,...

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Quick-change cylinder lock uses internal sensor to determine locked/unlocked status

November 6, 2007

Tooling Technology in Fort Loramie, Ohio has added a new product to its line of Segen quick-change cylinder locks for tooling and mold changes.Used as an alternative to traditional nuts and bolts to locate and lock tools, jigs, and fixtures in place without requiring tools, the enhanced version of...

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Red Bud Industries announces new building expansion

November 6, 2007

Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill., a manufacturer of coil processing equipment, recently announced an expansion that will double its manufacturing facility to more than 200,000 sq. ft. The expansion will feature four 40-ft.-tall bays with crane capacities up to 80 tons. The bays provide the...

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Mac-Tech division appointed as ToolsPress North American importer/distributor

November 6, 2007

Braketown U.S.A., Milwaukee, a national machinery service and safety provider, has been appointed by ToolsPress Srl., Parma, Italy, a manufacturer of American- and European-style press brake tooling, as its exclusive North American distributor.A division of Mac-Tech Inc., Braketown operates from a...

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AIRAM expands manufacturing facility

November 6, 2007

AIRAM® Press Co. Ltd. has completed the expansion of its facility in Covington, Ohio. Shared with sister company Concept Machine & Tool Inc., the plant now has 22,000 sq. ft. and is climate-controlled.The added space allows AIRAM to house larger machinery and assembly equipment to support...

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Untreated Staking Punch

Seeking tooling longevity

November 6, 2007

BorgWarner Inc., a drive-train developer and manufacturer of four-wheel-drive and traction control parts for the automotive industry, was having a problem with punches used to deform the ends of shafts (axles) in the reduction carrier and differential carrier.

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AIDA expands North American facility

October 10, 2007

AIDA-America Corp, the AIDA Global Group's North American manufacturing facility for mechanical stamping presses, held a special event Oct. 2 to recognize three events. Community business leaders, customers, and other guests gathered for a ceremony celebrating the 90th anniversary of parent company...

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Stamping with third-generation dry-film lubricants

October 9, 2007 | By Han Xiong Xiao

A third-generation dry-film lubricants consist primarily of blends of various polar and low- to nonpolar plymers with different molecular weights. They are designed to form extremey thin, highly cohesive bonds to the metal surface. This article explains how they differ from previous generations of dry-film lubricants and presents several application examples.

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