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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Stamping with third-generation dry-film lubricants

October 9, 2007 | By Han Xiong Xiao

A third-generation dry-film lubricants consist primarily of blends of various polar and low- to nonpolar plymers with different molecular weights. They are designed to form extremey thin, highly cohesive bonds to the metal surface. This article explains how they differ from previous generations of dry-film lubricants and presents several application examples.

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American Standard's facility

A new standard in forming bathtubs

October 9, 2007 | By Dan Davis

The main hurdle to automating American Standard's bathtub forming line in its Salem, Ohio, facility was integrating new material handling tools into the older press line.

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Ridin the storm out

Ridin' the storm out

October 9, 2007 | By Kate Bachman

While other automotive suppliers are struggling or going under, Tier II supplier of ride control components Tennessee Stampings established a lean program that merited a regional manufacturs' award and helped them grow 23 percent per year.

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Ridin' the storm out Part III

October 9, 2007 | By Kate Bachman

Automotive Tier II supplier of ride control components Tennessee Stampings installed an 800-ton transfer press to get to get new business from European customers, and expanded its facility to accommodate the new press, as well as a new underground conveyor system.

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Stamping quality defects

Dissecting defects - Part I

October 9, 2007 | By Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Editor's Note: This article is part of a three-part series. Part I categorizes defect types and discusses the factors that affect formed part quality; Part II covers various destructive and nondestructive tests for evaluating incoming material; and Part III is an introduction to process monitoring systems.

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Rotary rocker benders

Die Basics 101: Part XVI

October 9, 2007 | By Art Hedrick

Part XV of this series described several bending methods—wipe, coin, relief, pivot, and V. It also discussed springback and how to compensate for it when using these methods. This article focuses on other bending processes. Keep in mind that the key to success is to design the bending process so...

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Press brake features new crowning system

October 9, 2007

The TruBend 3180, the newest and largest model in the company's TruBend 3000 series of press brakes, features a new crowning system that uses hydraulic cylinders combined with a passive crowning technique, as well as a new five-axis backgauge with ±3 in. on the X2axis.The press brake's Delem...

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Press feed line processes 36-in.-wide CRS coils

October 9, 2007

Peerless Industries has installed a Cooper-Weymouth, Peterson 36-in.-wide conventional press feed line for processing plasma and projection television brackets. The system processes 36-in.-wide coils of CRS from 0.030 in. to 0.164 in. thick with a weight capacity up to 8,000 lbs.The press feed line...

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LVD launches global branding initiative

October 9, 2007

LVD Co. n.v., Gullegem, Belgium, has launched a global branding initiative designed to unite all of the company's sales subsidiaries and products under the LVD brand name and the baseline "Sheet Metalworking: Our Passion, Your Solution."The initiative is designed to achieve a consistent brand image...

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to McCormick Place in Chicago Nov. 11 to Nov. 14.Cosponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS),...

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De-Sta-Co holds open house at new global headquarters

October 9, 2007

De-Sta-Co provided facility tours and interactive product demonstrations during an open house at its new global headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., in September. To increase efficiency and minimize internal complexity, the company consolidated multiple locations into the facility earlier this...

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Clean straightening head

For flawless cosmetic finish, start at the head

October 9, 2007 | By Brian Landry

Stamping cosmetic parts in coil feed lines can be challenging. Cleaning the coil feeding head properly can eliminate waste or scrapped parts caused by debris and contamination.

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Retrofit Rxfor automaker's aging press

October 9, 2007 | By Ricardo Pereira

An automotive OEM's 4,000-ton transfer press produces parts with difficult draws, such as pickup door panels, in the 1,600-ton first station. Facing problems finding obsolete parts for repair and also considering crucial performance requirements in that first drawing operation, the automaker had Schuler Inc. upgrade the press with a modular hydraulic bed cushion.

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Adhesive Galling

Die Science: Finding, addressing the root cause of die galling failures

October 9, 2007 | By Art Hedrick

There is no best tool steel type, coating, or way of keeping the punches from breaking. The best solution for each of these problems can be found by collecting specific data with respect to why each of the problems occurs

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Bystronic appoints managing director, Mexico

September 25, 2007

Bystronic has appointed Ferdinand Reyes as managing director of Bystronic Mexico, S.A. DE C.V., effective August 1, 2007.Reyes, who joined Bystronic in April 2005 as sales manager for the Mexico market, has extensive experience in manufacturing and in the management of sheet metal manufacturing...

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