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Minster Stamping Press

3 deadly tool design sins

August 12, 2008 | By Art Hedrick

Among the many factors to consider when designing and building a stamping die are the material to be processed, the press that will run the die, and specified part tolerances. Inadequate knowledge of these factors can contribute to die failure and production and quality problems.

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What you should know about stamping coated coil

July 29, 2008 | By Allen Garrett

More than 4.5 million tons of coil-coated steel and aluminum are processed in North America each year by manufacturers in the appliance, auto, machinery, heating and cooling, metal roofing, and beverage industries. Gaining insights into stamping, handling, tooling, and storage can help optimize results

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Press Parts

How to run presses faster without increasing scrap

July 29, 2008 | By Kent Lancaster

The catch to operating at higher production speeds is that metalformers often see jumps in scrap rates and accelerated wear-and-tear on the press and tooling. New, and some tried-and-true, mechanical press technologies help metalformers strike a balance between high speed and high precision.

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Advanced Stamping Feed Lines

Die shop transitions to production stamper

July 29, 2008

Third-generation die maker company, Die-Tech Industries needed automated press feeding equipment to help handle its transition from a die shop using tryout presses to one running full production.

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PVD Chromum Nitride Coating

Selecting, using tool coatings to stamp AHSS

July 29, 2008 | By Bernard J. Janoss

Proper selection and use of tool coatings in HSLA and AHSS forming applications will extend tool life and yield the best part results.

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Hydroforming press suitable for production, materials research applications

July 15, 2008

Interlaken Technology Corp. offers hydroforming press systems for use in production and materials research applications. The computer-controlled hydraulic press systems, which incorporate data acquisition, are designed to hydroform tube and sheet.The press systems are equipped with the company's...

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Benchtop presses enhanced to provide consistent die alignment

July 15, 2008

Beckwood Press Co. recently added a new element to its DJ series of standardized benchtop presses, which range from 3 tons to more than 40 tons. The DHS models now feature a ram equipped with antirotation to help maintain consistent die alignment throughout the cycle.The presses are standardized...

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TCR becomes Coe distributor

July 15, 2008

TCR Inc., Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., has become a distributor for Coe Press Equipment Corp., Sterling Heights, Mich. Coe provides a broad coil processing line and manufactures one of the heaviest and widest coil feeding systems available today for the metal forming industry.TCR is a provider of...

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Schuler announces executive appointments

July 15, 2008

The Schuler Group has appointed Tim McCaughey, president and CEO of Schuler Inc., Canton, Mich., to the management board of BCN Technical Services, Hastings, Mich. The company also appointed Paul Nicholson, former president of BCN, to the management boards of Schuler Inc. and BCN. Nicholson now...

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Minster acquires Dynamic Feeds, adds general manager of marketing and sales

July 15, 2008

The Minster Machine Co., Minster, Ohio, has acquired the assets of Dynamic Feeds Inc., High Point, N.C., and has hired Robert Allred as general manager of marketing and sales for its Automation Division in Beaufort, S.C.Allred founded Dynamic Feeds in 1977 with two models of mechanical feeds...

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Rack drive system added to die change, handling equipment

June 17, 2008

Green Valley Mfg. Inc. has added a patented rack drive system to its line of quick die change and handling equipment.The Titan rack drive has few moving parts, requires no die modification, has cross-transfer ability, and uses existing...

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Tank head forming press has multiram design

June 17, 2008

Beckwood Press Co. has developed a new hydraulic tank head forming press with a multiram design. The press can be customized for a range of specifications, including tonnage, bed size, speed, and stroke. The press is equipped with independently controlled clamp and draw rams and features a...

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12-speed drill press features worktable that can be tilted or rotated

June 17, 2008

A 12-speed, heavy-duty drill press from Palmgren Steel Products is designed with rigid, stable construction. The large motor can handle a variety of materials.The drill features a ground worktable that can be tilted right or left or rotated. The low-end speed range allows for greater drilling...

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Talan Products named to 2008 Inner City 100 list

June 17, 2008

Talan Products, Cleveland, became one of two U.S. metal forming companies to make the 2008 Inner City 100 list, a national ranking of the fastest-growing inner-city companies from the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Inc.magazine.Only 10 manufacturers and two metal forming...

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Mate Precision Tooling appoints vice president of operations

June 17, 2008

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., a manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling, has promoted Andy-Spence Parsons to vice president operations. He is responsible for the company's customer service, custom engineering, shipping, and information services departments.Spence-Parsons joined the company...

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