Stamping Articles

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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Measurement, assembly, and welding: Ultra Tool's quest for in-die perfection: Part III

June 4, 2009

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Ultra Tool & Manufacturing adds in-die projection welding to its capabilities, eliminating secondary operations and significantly reducing labor costs.

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The economics of selecting a coil feed line

June 2, 2009

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Factoring in the economics inherent in a small footprint—if a building expansion is required for a larger line, for example—a space-saving line may be the most economical option. Categories of space-saving coil feed lines, from the least expensive to the most expensive,are the paddle loop, space saving, and synchronous.

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5 process applications to tackle during a slow economy

May 12, 2009

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The decision to upgrade a section or an entire coil processing line involves plenty of intelligence gathering from the shop floor if the right decision is to be made.

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Hydraulic presses perform compression molding

May 11, 2009

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Many companies in the aerospace, automotive, sporting goods, and wind energy industry segments are using composites and thermoplastics to augment and support metal stampings.

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Measurement, assembly, and welding: Ultra Tool's quest for in-die perfection: Part I

April 14, 2009

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Ultra Tool & Manufacturing launches a program to tackle sensor technology in an effort to errorproof the pressroom.

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Sheet Metal Stamping 101, Part I

April 14, 2009

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Metalworking professionals who possess diverse proficient skills have an edge in a tight job market. In this first installment in a series, tool-and-die expert Art Hedrick presents an overview of the metal stamping industry and describes the various careers available in the sector.

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Servo transfer automation enhances pressroom flexibility

March 24, 2009

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A servo-driven transfer system can help to create a multipurpose press line that expands the number of parts traffic patterns. It also allows stampers to navigate heavy traffic with quick die changes between setups, short run times, and fully programmable setups that can be recalled simply.

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Magnetic Die Clamping

The ins and outs of magnetic die clamping

March 24, 2009

For the right application, magnetic die clamping can add significant flexibility to a stamping operation, eliminate physical clamps, and simplify maintenance.

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In-die joining transforms press into assembly system, Part II

February 24, 2009

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Editor's Note: In-die joining systems help stamping shops to expand their operations to include subassemblies and full assemblies without additional downstream equipment and processes, so they can carve out a bigger share of the production work. This is Part II of a two-part article. Part I focused...

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Metal Spinning 101

February 24, 2009

Metal spinning gives shops a broad palette of options that can be customized for the job at hand.

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Stamper rebuffs recession with retool

February 24, 2009

Richland Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Eagle Wings, a tiered automotive supplier, retooled with a new stamping press cell equipped with an electromagnetic die handling system. The retool effort also included installation of a 330-ton tie-rod type press, and a compact coil feeder.

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Controlling flat-rolled shape

February 10, 2009

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What processes do you need to make sure your coil is flat? What is flat enough? You need to determine where you are at the start, where you want to end up, and how to get there. Once you have determined which shape problem you have you can determine which type of equipment is effective in controlling it.

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How do I calculate tonnage in progressive stamping?

January 27, 2009

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Editor's Note: Below is the completeSTAMPING Journal® Ask the Expert column, which was published in the Jan/Feb 2009 issue: Q: How do I calculate press tonnage in progressive stamping? A: (Dennis Cattell)You have to review the total amount of work being done by the press at each progression...

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Using analog technology to errorproof the stamping process

January 13, 2009

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Ensuring part quality and protecting dies are important considerations for any stamping operation. In-die analog sensors can help stampers reduce setup errors and downtime while achieving optimum part quality. This article discusses different applications for analog sensors.

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Converting your fluid systems to green

December 15, 2008

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Metal forming, stamping, and washing fluids traditionally have been thought of as "necessary nuisances" to be used once and thrown away. That mindset is changing.Incorporating "green" or environmentally friendly fluids and fluid management systems can extend fluid life and minimize waste, providing valuable cost savings.

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