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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EQS president elected NADDRG secretary

September 13, 2005

Engineering Quality Solutions Inc. President Daniel Schaeffler has been elected secretary of the North American Deep Drawing Research Group (NADDRG).NADDRG fosters and encourages sheet metal forming...

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AHSS Tooling Requires Greater Protection

September 13, 2005

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Tools are subject to extreme wear during AHSS forming. Using the right lubricant can help increase tool life.

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Pressing through power failures:

September 13, 2005

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When BMW Dingolfing (Germany) decided to modernize one of its transfer presses, the desired benefits included increased line availability, increased production through the use of an electronic transfer system, and reduced maintenance. However, one of its highest priorities was to minimize or eliminate the risk of production loss caused by interruptions to the power supply.

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Clamping system compatible with most press brakes

August 9, 2005

Wila USA's new line of high-precision lower die holders and crowning systems with hardened hydraulic clamping pins are suitable for use on almost any brand and size press brake, the company says.A...

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Stamping brochure includes chart, glossary

August 9, 2005

A new eight-page stamping brochure from Boker's Inc., Minneapolis, showcases the company's products and services.The brochure also features a gauge decimal equivalents chart for converting gauge...

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Die Basics 101: Part III

August 9, 2005

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Many factors come into play when choosing a production method for stamping. This article discusses and explains the advantages and disadvantages of line dies, transfer dies, and progressive dies. This article is one of a 16-part series on the fundamentals of stamping. Descriptions of all the articles in this series, and links to them, can be found at the end of this article.

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Air-assisted forming of aluminum alloy for automotive components

August 9, 2005

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Reducing weight while maintaining or improving functional requirements is one of the major goals of automotive design and manufacturing, as it decreases fuel consumption and improves structural design. As a result of these considerations, the use of aluminum alloys in car manufacturing continues to increase, not only in body panels but also in structural, power train, and suspension components.

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Judging the quick and the die

August 9, 2005

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Overseas competition, high material costs, just-in-time schedules, demanding quality requirements, stringent safety standards, and industry consolidation are the forces driving trends in the quick die change industry, industry experts say. These forces have intensified the need for quick-die-change equipment and processes, as well as for larger quick die change equipment, equipment that will not damage sensors, and more efficient die storage that can be integrated with quick die change equipment.

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Get the most out of your press:

August 9, 2005

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All presses go up and down, but that's where the similarity among them ends. When its time to review your pressroom and research a new press, consider your manufacturing needs, the parts the press will run, all ancillary equipment, raw materials, and the dies that will be making the parts.

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Draw cushions for mechanical presses

July 12, 2005

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The use of a draw cushion in the lead-off press of a press line is recommended for the production of high-quality parts to guarantee constant quality through reproducible production parameters.

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Machinery line designed for plug-and-play operation

July 12, 2005

Automatic Feed Co. Inc. has introduced a line of SMART™ machine systems, including cut-to-length and blanking lines, designed with plug-and-play functionality.To simplify the systems, the...

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Automatic nozzle changer eliminates operator intervention

July 12, 2005

TRUMPF Inc. offers a new nozzle changer for its the TC L 3050, TC L 4050, and TC L 6050 laser cutting machines. The automatic nozzle changer eliminates the need for operator intervention during job...

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10 Houghton metalworking fluids specialists certified

July 12, 2005

Houghton FLUIDCARE®, a division of Houghton Intl., has announced that 10 of its metalworking fluid specialists have completed successfully the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers'...

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Delphi names AIDA Pinnacle Award winner

July 12, 2005

Delphi, Troy, Mich., has announced that AIDA-America Corp. has received its 2005 Pinnacle Award. Delphi created the award to recognize suppliers for outstanding quality, service, technology, and value...

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Beyond Tool and Die

July 12, 2005

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BTD made its first investments in tube fabricating equipment, including a BLM-Adige 803D tube laser cutting system, in 2003. Now tube fabricating accounts for roughly 15 percent of its total business. The story is short, but not so sweet. Paul Gintner, CEO of Detroit Lakes,...

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