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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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Press selection—sorting it out - Part IV

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

Editor's Note: This article is Part IV of a series covering questions and answers for those who are in the market for a press or press system.Part I, speed; Part II, covers tonnage; Part III, materials; Part V, best for operation; Part VI, best for part; Part VII, automation; Part VIII, matching...

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Press selection—sorting it out Part III

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

Editor's Note: This article is Part III of a series covering questions and answers for those who are in the market for a press or press system. Part I, speed; Part IIcovers tonnage; Part IV, part accuracy; Part V, best for operation; Part VI, best for part; Part VII, automation; Part VIII,...

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Press selection—sorting it out Part II

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. 2. Beyond Part Characteristics,...

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Press selection—sorting it out Part I

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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Counterbalanced stacker works with any type pallet or skid

March 11, 2008

Presto Lifts Inc. offers the PowerStak™ counterbalanced stacker that works with any type pallet or skid and is suitable for servicing racks, loading and unloading trucks, feeding machinery, and other applications in which straddle legs could get in the way.With a load capacity of 1,100 lbs.,...

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Transfer, progressive-die presses introduced for automotive, contract stampers

March 11, 2008

Schuler Inc. has introduced a midsized range of standard progressive-die and transfer presses designed for automotive suppliers and contract stampers.The S series includes three base models of progressive-die presses with press forces from 1,100 tons to 1,750 tons and 15 to 50 SPM. The series also...

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