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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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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EQS president elected NADDRG secretary

September 13, 2005

Engineering Quality Solutions Inc. President Daniel Schaeffler has been elected secretary of the North American Deep Drawing Research Group (NADDRG).NADDRG fosters and encourages sheet metal forming...

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AHSS Tooling Requires Greater Protection

September 13, 2005

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Tools are subject to extreme wear during AHSS forming. Using the right lubricant can help increase tool life.

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Pressing through power failures:

September 13, 2005

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When BMW Dingolfing (Germany) decided to modernize one of its transfer presses, the desired benefits included increased line availability, increased production through the use of an electronic transfer system, and reduced maintenance. However, one of its highest priorities was to minimize or eliminate the risk of production loss caused by interruptions to the power supply.

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Clamping system compatible with most press brakes

August 9, 2005

Wila USA's new line of high-precision lower die holders and crowning systems with hardened hydraulic clamping pins are suitable for use on almost any brand and size press brake, the company says.A...

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Stamping brochure includes chart, glossary

August 9, 2005

A new eight-page stamping brochure from Boker's Inc., Minneapolis, showcases the company's products and services.The brochure also features a gauge decimal equivalents chart for converting gauge...

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Die Basics 101: Part III

August 9, 2005

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Many factors come into play when choosing a production method for stamping. This article discusses and explains the advantages and disadvantages of line dies, transfer dies, and progressive dies. 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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Air-assisted forming of aluminum alloy for automotive components

August 9, 2005

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Reducing weight while maintaining or improving functional requirements is one of the major goals of automotive design and manufacturing, as it decreases fuel consumption and improves structural design. As a result of these considerations, the use of aluminum alloys in car manufacturing continues to increase, not only in body panels but also in structural, power train, and suspension components.

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Judging the quick and the die

August 9, 2005

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Overseas competition, high material costs, just-in-time schedules, demanding quality requirements, stringent safety standards, and industry consolidation are the forces driving trends in the quick die change industry, industry experts say. These forces have intensified the need for quick-die-change equipment and processes, as well as for larger quick die change equipment, equipment that will not damage sensors, and more efficient die storage that can be integrated with quick die change equipment.

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