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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W.A. Whitney schedules open house

March 7, 2006

W.A. Whitney Co., Rockford, Ill., will host an open house at its facility April 19 and 20 to showcase its equipment and new products from all MegaFab divisions.Educational seminars, equipment...

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TD Center hires sales representative

March 7, 2006

TD Center®, Columbus, Ind., has appointed Doug Hogan as sales representative for Kentucky and Tennessee.Hogan is a partner with the company's current Indiana representative, H.S.A. Manufacturing...

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Dadco updates Web site

March 7, 2006

Dadco, Plymouth, Mich., has updated its Web site, www.dadco.net, to include downloadable CAD files for the company's products.The site features simplified navigation with new drop-down menus and links...

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Strippit/LVD names representation firm

March 7, 2006

Strippit/LVD, Akron, N.Y., has named Roskelley Machinery Corp., Salt Lake City, as its marketing representative in Utah and Idaho.Roskelley represents all Strippit/LVD equipment, including...

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How to avoid slit-in coil slitting problems

March 7, 2006

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Problems that can arise during metal slitting include poor edge quality, edge burr, edge wave, camber, crossbow, knife marks, and slit width that is out of specification. Some slitting problems can be attributed to poor metal quality; however, it is much more common for the problems to be caused by other variables and factors during the slitting process.

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Straightening mistakes

March 7, 2006

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As a consultant to the industry, the author has had the opportunity to discuss coil straightening and leveling with many people. In this article, he reviews 12 common misconceptions he has heard from those people.

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Stamping complex parts

March 7, 2006

By adding sophisticated hydraulic deep-draw press technology, Tools Inc. was able to greatly enhance its in-house forming and production capabilities.

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Die package turns blanking press into trapezoid, parallel shape blanker

February 7, 2006

Coe Press Equipment offers the oscillating shear die package that turns a conventional blanking press into a trapezoid and parallel shape blanker.The tools are provided on a self-contained die set for...

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CNC touchscreen enables easy setup, operation

February 7, 2006

Bystronic has introduced its ByVision Control CNC operating platform with a 15-in. touchscreen that allows users to maneuver through screen selections quickly for easy setup and operation.The user is...

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Tonnage monitor aids press protection, quality control

February 7, 2006

The PWi PressWatch production monitor from Toledo Integrated Systems is a full-featured tonnaged monitor for press protection and quality control.The monitor has a reverse tonnage display, storage for...

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Bystronic names distributor

February 7, 2006

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has signed on ACC Machinery Co. Inc., Phoenix, as a distributor for the Arizona region.Systems offered include Byspeed Bysprint, and Bystar laser cutting systems; the...

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Beckwood Press Co. names customer service manager

February 7, 2006

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, has appointed Marc Lloyd as customer service manager.Lloyd focuses on customer satisfaction and uses customer feedback to improve the press manufacturing process. He is...

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Maintaining a slitting line

February 7, 2006

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A slitting line can operate efficiently for 20 or more years if properly maintained. Modern slitting lines are high-performance machines that are intended to produce 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As a result, stampers must be sure that all line elements are properly maintained, which represents a titanic effort if you don't understand what components are critical.

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Die basics 101: Part VI

February 7, 2006

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Previous articles in this series discussed common stamping die components. This article focuses on less common specialty components found only in certain dies, most of which are available from various suppliers.Figure 1Inidie Tapping UnitsImage courtesy of Danly IEM.In-die Tapping UnitsMany dies...

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A new energy in appliance manufacturing

February 7, 2006

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In January 2006, a new 13 SEER mandate for appliancemakers takes effect. Although it isn't the only thing driving change in manufacturers' product designs, it is providing a springboard for manufacturers to make changes in their products that will help meet increasing customer demands.

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