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 starts with eight basic components

August 8, 2006

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A stamping die is a special, one-of-a-kind precision tool that cuts and forms sheet metal into a desired shape or profile. Most dies are constructed of several basic components, including die plates, shoes, die sets, guide pins, bushings, heel blocks, heel plates, screws, dowels, and keys. Dies also need stripper, pressure, and drawing pads, as well as the devices used to secure them—spools, shoulder bolts, keepers, and retainers; and gas, coil, or urethane springs.

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Feed to registration

August 8, 2006

For applications such as clutch disks, oil seals, oil filters, and other round stampings, feed to registration with scroll-slit material can reduce scrap rates and, in some cases eliminate the need to retool the job.

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Getting hydraulic press problems under control

August 8, 2006

Arco Industries Inc. bought a 15-year-old, 500-ton Tranemo hydraulic punching press with an antiquated control system. For about one-quarter the cost of a new press, Arco was able to rejuvenate an obsolete press by providing it with contemporary levels of control and productivity.

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Die Basics 101: Part IX

August 8, 2006

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Part VIII of this series discussed some of the specific mechanical properties of metals—ductility, elongation percentage, tensile and yield strength, and hardness—and how to derive these properties. This article describes other important mechanical properties, as well as a few behavioral...

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Dual-slide transfer press has 800-ton closing force

July 11, 2006

Schuler Hydrap has developed a hydraulic dual-slide transfer press with a closing force of 800 tons used to manufacture dishwasher inner doors and rear walls.The system has two individually...

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Large-bed custom hydraulic compression molding press delivered

July 11, 2006

Greenerd Press and Machine Co. Inc. recently delivered a large-bed hydraulic compression molding press to a manufacturer of automotive components in the Southeast.Greenerd custom-designed and built...

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Roll-Kraft adds to staff

July 11, 2006

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has added several personnel in a variety of positions.Joe Korzen and Jarred Esborn have been added to the engineering staff. Other new hires are Kevin Myers, John Dowler, and...

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Red Bud hosts coil processing seminar

July 11, 2006

Red Bud, Red Bud, Ill., recently hosted a coil processing seminar that featured information on blanking, multiblanking, leveling, and slitting along with new processes for hot-roll black material. The...

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QC Industries announces contest for best use of a conveyor

July 11, 2006

As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, QC Industries, Cincinnati, is holding a contest to find the best, most creative use of its low-profile conveyors.The grand prize winner receives a 26-in....

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Acrotech acquires Di-Acro

July 11, 2006

Acrotech Inc., Lake City, Minn., has acquired the Di-Acro product line and moved production back to Lake City, where the line was originally designed and built.The product line includes finger brakes,...

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Wayne Trail Technologies constructs new facility, enters new market segment

July 11, 2006

Wayne Trail Technologies, Fort Loramie, Ohio, has entered a new market segment and is constructing an additional, 30,000-sq.-ft. facility.The company has entered the robotics, welding, and fixturing...

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Greenerd, Tianjin Tianduan form alliance

July 11, 2006

Greenerd Press & Machine Co. Inc., Nashua, N.H., has developed an alliance with Chinese hydraulic press manufacturer Tianjin Tianduan Press Co. Ltd.Greenerd is now the sole representative for sales,...

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The process of fineblanking

July 11, 2006

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Fineblanking can achieve flatness and cut edge characteristics that are unobtainable by conventional stamping and punching methods. Fineblanking is described in relation to conventional methods to encourage a better understanding of its benefits and limitations.

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The modern mechanical press

July 11, 2006

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End-user demands for new product configurations, materials, and press capabilities continue to have an impact on the metal forming arena. Mechanical press design improvements and flexibility are keeping up with stampers' changing applications.

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21st century stamping material specifications

July 11, 2006

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Advanced technology in the metal stamping industry has rendered obsolete traditional methods of selecting, specifying, and supplying material. Using modern technology to quantify materials can reduce the occurrence of material variation exceeding the die and process capabilities and make die development a much more efficient process.

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