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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BTD Manufacturing acquires Pro Engineering

August 7, 2007

BTD Manufacturing Inc., Detroit Lakes, Minn., has acquired Pro Engineering, Minneapolis. The transaction involved an exchange of cash for assets.An operating company of Otter Tail Corp., BTD offers...

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Red Bud to host coil processing seminar in Mexico City

August 7, 2007

Red Bud Industries will host a coil processing seminar in Mexico City, Mexico, on Oct. 11, at the Hotel Casa Blanca. The seminar will cover blanking, multiblanking, leveling, slitting, new processes...

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Tool steel diagram

Cutting tooling costs: Part II

August 1, 2007

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To stay competitive in today’s market, stampers must build dies from materials that adequately perform with as little maintenance as possible. Appropriate tool steels can be cold-rolled steel to solid carbide. The key is to know when to use a lower-grade steel and when to use a higher-grade tool steel.

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De-Sta-Co announces appointments, promotions

July 24, 2007

De-Sta-Co, Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced four staff appointments. The company, which designs and manufactures clamping, gripping, transfer, and robotic tooling products, has promoted Steve ...

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SSI appoints VP of sales

July 24, 2007

Service Stampings Inc. (SSI), Willoughby, Ohio, has appointed Rob Stohlman as vice president of sales. Stohlman expands the company's business partnerships in the metal fabricating and small-lot...

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AIDA stamping machine

Mechanical presses primed for powerful performances

July 10, 2007

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Metal stampers are using more high-strength steel, which is more difficult to form, requires more tooling stations, and more press tonnage. As a result, stampers are moving away from traditional production methods and investing in presses with higher tonnage capacity and larger beds.

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Stainless steel appliances

Keeping stainless flawless for appliance stamping, fabrication

July 10, 2007

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Before stainless steel is stamped, bent or folded, and fabricated into an appliance, stampers, other fabricators and coil processors need to do damage control as they process stainless steel coil through 7 damage-danger zones.

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Ejector counter punch

Blanking developments - Part I

July 10, 2007

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Fineblanking allows the production of sheet metal components with smooth edges in a single press stroke. This column discusses basic terminology and the principles of this process.

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Toolmaker

Cutting tooling costs: Part I

July 10, 2007

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To reduce tooling costs, key items such as high-quality tool steel and quality die components some companies ignore or substitute which usually results in premature tool failure, excessive downtime, and scrap. Sometimes you have to invest a little more in your tooling to be successful.

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Coe Press Equipment announces agreement with GSW Schwabe AG

July 10, 2007

Coe Press Equipment Corp., Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced a technical licensing agreement with GSW Schwabe AG, Kempen, Germany.The agreement enables Coe to market, sell, manufacture, and ...

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Wilson Tool appoints new CEO

June 27, 2007

Wilson Tool International has named Brian Robinson as its new CEO. Robinson, a Wilson Tool employee since 1991 and co-president since 1999, has full responsibility and authority to manage Wilson Tool...

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Schuler stamping machine

Flexibility in the press shop

June 12, 2007

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To stay competitive, stampers must be prepared to run a variety of dies, many of which have been designed to run on customized and complex OEM equipment. In addition, stamping concepts tend to differ among the automotive OEMs. For the tier stamper, flexibility is key to surviving these fiercely competitive times.

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Developing forming dies Part III

June 12, 2007

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Editor's Note: This is third installment of a three-part series that discusses die development for producing nonuniform, contoured parts by breaking the process down into eight steps. Part I covers the part material, its form, and its function. Part II discusses length-of-line analysis and tip...

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Die protection module has up to 32 sensor inputs

June 12, 2007

Cieco Inc. now offers up to 32 sensor inputs for the die protection module of the Automator II press controller, twice as many as previously supplied. Each sensor can be programmed individually.Each...

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Hydraulic presses introduced

June 12, 2007

Greenerd Press & Machine Co. Inc. has introduced a series of hydraulic presses for hot and cold forging. Applications include automotive and truck, aerospace, agricultural, industrial, hardware and...

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