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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Fineblanking press breaks 200-SPM barrier

November 16, 2015

Feintool has introduced the XFT 1500speed fineblanking press, which reaches speeds up to 200 SPM. The 1,500-kN press is compatible with existing tools but reaches its full potential using high-speed tools developed especially for the press, the company reports. Without a gearbox, the drive...

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Miro expands stamping capabilities with 600-ton press addition

November 16, 2015

Miro Tool & Mfg. Inc., Waukesha, Wis., has expanded its stamping capabilities with the addition of a 600-ton Brown Boggs straight-side press. The machine features a 54- by 84-in. bed, 29-in. shut height, and full air cushion. The company offers a full-service, on-site toolroom, as well as...

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Wallover Oil appoints new regional sales manager

November 12, 2015

Strongsville, Ohio-based Wallover Oil Co., a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has named J. Creal Waddell as regional sales manager responsible for sales in Kentucky and Tennessee. Based in Bowling Green, Ky., Waddell earned a bachelor’s degree from Western...

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Profiles in stamping: John Boughton

November 11, 2015

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When everything hangs on the frame, and you design the frame, everything hangs on you. Profile of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles frame designer John Boughton reveals insights into his 52-year career.

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Quintus supplies deep-draw press to Whitcraft Group

November 11, 2015

Quintus® Technologies, Västerås, Sweden, has received an order for a hydroform deep-draw press from the Whitcraft Group. The 11,600-PSI, high-pressure press will advance the production of jet engine sheet metal parts and assemblies at Whitcraft’s Eastford, Conn., facility and will serve as a...

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3-D transfer die simulation eliminates transfer die headaches

November 11, 2015

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Often, transfer dies are designed, built, and installed in a press, and then stamping manufacturers discover that they have crash interference problems. Then diemakers are sent to fix the problems, but the solutions slow down productivity. Running transfer dies through simulation software first can circumvent those problems.

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Manufacturer revives stamping department with overhaul, press rebuild

November 11, 2015

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Quality Industries made a U-turn on its decision to let its stamping department stall and has reignited the department’s restart with a press retrofit, quick die change (QDC) equipment, and a new press.

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Software enables definition, optimization of hemming operation

November 10, 2015

AutoForm Eng. GmbH offers AutoForm-HemPlannerplus software, fully integrated in the AutoFormplus R6 version. The software enables users to define and optimize the hemming operation. In combination with AutoForm-Solverplus, this software offers efficient planning of hemming processes to meet...

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Nidec Minster becomes RIA Certified Robot Integrator

November 9, 2015

Nidec Minster Corp., a manufacturer of material forming presses and automation equipment based in Minster, Ohio, has received the RIA Certified Robot Integrator designation. To become certified, the company completed a rigorous process that included an on-site audit and testing of key personnel....

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Altair adds metal forming, forging software to Altair Partner Alliance

November 5, 2015

Troy, Mich.-based Altair has announced that Metal Forming Research Corporation has joined the Altair Partner Alliance (APA) with its forging software, Advisor for Metal Forming Process and Design Expert (AFDEX). Originally developed to analyze the forging process, the software now has expanded...

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Gemco Mfg. achieves ISO 9001:2008 recertification

November 3, 2015

Southington, Conn.-based Gemco Mfg. Co. Inc. has been recertified to ISO 9001:2008 quality standards. The company manufactures precision four-slide and progressive-die stampings, wire forms, and...

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Sixty-three percent of tool and die shops plan to hire apprentices

November 2, 2015

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) and Harbour Results Inc. (HRI) have completed the fourth Automotive Tooling Barometer (The Barometer), sponsored by Die Cad Group and Expert Tech. The Barometer, which focused on the impending talent gap within the industry, indicated that the...

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Electrostatic lubrication system handles sheet metal, coil stock

November 2, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co. has introduced the StaticLube™ electrostatic lubrication system. Available for both sheet metal and coil stock, the system decreases lubricant consumption for metal stampers and fabricators by up to 95 percent as compared to other systems, says the company. It delivers 100...

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AP&T approves fire-resistant hydraulic oil for press hardening

October 27, 2015

AP&T has announced its approval of Quaker's QUINTOLUBRIC® 888 fire-resistant hydraulic oil for use in its presses. The company has tested the synthetic oil in its press hardening lines to determine its effect on hydraulic components and gaskets. "The oil works at least as well in our lines...

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Schuler graduates first class of apprentices at Cedual training center in Mexico

October 27, 2015

At Schuler’s Cedual vocational training center in Puebla, Mexico, the first group of apprentices have received their leaving certificates. The newly qualified industrial and tool mechanics all passed their German Chamber of Commerce and Industry exam. They are the first skilled workers in Mexico...

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