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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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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Servomechanical press makes foray into hot stamping

October 26, 2015

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As corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards require increasingly lighter vehicles, stamping manufacturers look for innovative ways, such as hot stamping, to form increasingly harder metals. Hydraulic presses have been the default technology for hot-stamping presses. Now servo-mechanical presses have entered the arena that hydraulic presses previously soloed, offering improved energy efficiency, cycle time, and reliability.

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The Timken Co. named as winner in Humantech’s Find It – Fix It Challenge

October 23, 2015

The Timken Co. has been named a winner in the ninth annual Find It – Fix it Challenge® sponsored by Humantech Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich. The awards recognize effective workplace solutions that increase productivity, improve worker morale, and reduce workplace injuries and illnesses. The Timken...

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How lubricant roller application systems reduce friction without the oil slick

October 22, 2015

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Applying the right amount blots waste, cost. Roller lubrication systems apply lubricants in a consistent film across the coil.

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Tooling Technology Holdings acquires G.H. Tool & Mold

October 21, 2015

Tooling Technology Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of GenNx360 Capital Partners, New York, has completed the acquisition of G.H. Tool & Mold Inc., a Washington, Mo.-based company that manufactures tooling for die casters in the automotive, outdoor products, and aerospace industries. Tooling...

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Laser-based loop control maintains continuous material payout

October 20, 2015

Coil Control’s new Laser Material Loop Control provides noncontact control of continuous material payout for the metal stamping industry. Laser-based loop control can operate in any lighting condition and almost any production environment, remaining unaffected by high-pitched noise from...

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Kenmode expands apprenticeship program

October 20, 2015

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping, Algonquin, Ill., is expanding its formal tool- and diemaking apprenticeship program for qualified candidates who are interested in careers in advanced manufacturing. The five-year, 10,000-hour program combines paid, full-time, on-the-job training at Kenmode and...

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