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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Die basics 101: Part V

December 13, 2005

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Many specialty components can be used in dies, but the most commonly used are die plates, shoes, die sets, guide pins, bushings, heel blocks, heel plates, screws, dowels, and keys—all of which were explained in Part IV of this series. This article focuses on other common components—pads,...

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Achieving consistent stock lubrication with less oil

December 13, 2005

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Low-volume, low-pressure (LVLP) lubrication systems can offer stampers a way to maintain the most appropriate lubrication level for each job while reducing oil consumption.

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A need for speed

December 13, 2005

Currently, Dana's Chatham, Ontario division produces several heat shields for fluid-management systems including heat exchangers, valves, and coolers. With higher demand yields and new orders, the stamper needed an automated press line that could improve uptime, quality, and reliability.

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Straight to the point

December 13, 2005

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The straightener, when set properly, removes the coil set, or curvature of the rolled material. If the machine is used or set incorrectly, the coil set can remain in the material, even after being struck in presses with capacities to hundreds of tons. This can cause a variety of problems: out-of-tolerance parts, difficult feed operations that can disrupt and slow performance, and, to some extent, additional wear and tear on feed line components and tooling.

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Coil feed line considerations when stamping HSS

December 13, 2005

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With its higher tensile and yield strengths, HSS is stronger at any given gauge than conventional "mild" steels. Initially, lighter-gauge HSS was used to replace heavier-gauge mild steel to reduce weight in many automotive parts, and this continues to be the most widely used application for HSS. However, as a new trend to run thicker and thicker gauges of HSS continues, stamping fabricators are evaluating their press feeding and coil handling equipment, as well as press tonnage capacities and die designs to ensure that these harder parts can be formed effectively. The dynamics of HSS have a bearing on feeding, straightening, and coil handling equipment.

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Ryerson Tull appoints director

November 23, 2005

The Board of Directors of Ryerson Tull Inc. has appointed Dennis J. Keller to the company's board of directors.Keller is chairman of the board of DeVry Inc. and DeVry University Inc. DeVry Inc. is...

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Evaluating dry film lubricants for automotive applications Part III

November 8, 2005

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In recent studies, dry-film lubricants have been shown to give better lubrication conditions when compared to oil-based liquid lubricants. This factor, as well as savings in the amount of lubricant used, has helped increase the use of dry-film lubricants in the automotive industry for forming of aluminum and high-strength steel stamped parts

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System uniformly lubricates material top and bottom

November 8, 2005

Unist Inc. offers it's uni-Roller® positive-displacement coil stock lubrication system for coating coil and blank stock in metal stamping, fineblanking, roll forming, and metal fabricating.The...

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In-die fastener-feeding system installs nuts, studs, standoffs

November 8, 2005

The PEMSERTER® in-die fastener-feeding system from PennEngineering® Fastening Technologies, which consists of die tooling, fastener-feeding, and die-sensing systems, installs self-clinching...

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Tooling available for immediate delivery

November 8, 2005

Mate Precision Tooling has announced that its Ultraform® tools for fabricating special part features are now available for immediate delivery from stock.Included are the Rollerball® tooling...

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Straight-side presses introduced

November 8, 2005

AIDA-America has developed the NST tie-rod straight-side press and the unitized frame straight-side NSU.The NST provides an option to select long or short strokes for transfer or progressive-die...

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Anchor Die Technologies appoints president

November 8, 2005

Anchor Die Technologies Inc., Cleveland, sister company of Anchor Manufacturing Group Inc., has appointed Don Frank as its president.Frank has been with Anchor Manufacturing for more than five years...

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Micro Stamping launches redesigned Web site

November 8, 2005

Micro Stamping Corp., Somerset, N.J., has redesigned its Web site www.microstamping.comto reflect new technologies and expanded capabilities and facilities.The site celebrates the company's 60 years...

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IMS Companies acquires AMCO

November 8, 2005

IMS Companies LLC, Elk Grove Village, Ill., has acquired AMCO Engineering Co.AMCO designs and manufactures cabinets and modular enclosures for the electronics industry. IMS Companies provides custom...

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AIDA names national sales director

November 8, 2005

AIDA-America has named Robert Southwell as national sales director. Southwell previously served AIDA's North American headquarters as appliance market manager.Southwell brings 17 years of experience...

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