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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Retrofitting a press for quick die change

July 12, 2005

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Reducing die changeover times is mandatory to become a world-class stamping operation. The most practical way to accomplish it is through careful evaluation of pressroom needs, and the implementation of cost-effective die change equipment and procedures. In today's manufacturing environment, lean budgets are a way of life, which makes retrofitting die change equipment a cost-effective approach.

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Automatic Feed Co. earns ISO certification

June 14, 2005

Automatic Feed Co. Inc., Napoleon, Ohio, has been granted ISO 9001:2000 certification following a quality management system audit conducted in January by AQSR.

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Die Basics 101: Part II

June 14, 2005

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Figure 1EmbossingAll forming operations deform sheet material by exposing it to tension, compression, or both. Most part defects, such as splits and wrinkles, occur in forming operations. Successful sheet metal forming relies heavily on the metal's mechanical properties. The metal being formed must...

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Reoiling technologies for stampers:

June 14, 2005

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The stamping environment has been host to numerous attempts at process improvements over the past few years—some very successful, others discarded as unappealing lessons learned.

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Die lubrication: the big picture

June 14, 2005

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When considering a die lubrication method, you should be sure to evaluate its effect on your entire operation. While most of us focus on how lubrication affects just the manufacture of parts, a close look reveals that it affects many other aspects of running a plant. However, many of them are not obvious.

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Cosma Intl. receives Ford's World Excellence Awards

June 1, 2005

Ontario-based Cosma Intl., a wholly owned operating group of Magna Intl. Inc., received five Ford Motor Company World Excellence Awards, honoring five divisions for superior performance in 2004. This...

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Reinventing the wheel - Automated line reduces in-process inventory, increases production flexibility

May 10, 2005

Kawasaki's production encompasses several wheel sizes and designs, which require more than 60 different dies. To become more efficient, the manufacturer wanted two complete press lines—one to make round and rectangular blanks directly from coil and one to stamp finished disks.

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Coe Press Equipment offers newsletter

May 10, 2005

Coe Press Equipment has released version 5-1 of its "Roll Call" newsletter, a quarterly publication containing news and information from the company.A complimentary copy of the latest version, which...

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TD Center announces management change

May 10, 2005

TD Center®, Columbus, Ind., has named Steve Chamberlain as the center's manager.Chamberlain has been with the company since 2000. He began as account manager and was promoted to business...

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It's all about tool selection -- or is it?

May 10, 2005

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Figure 1 The radius gauge fits squarely into the bend. Air forming, bottom bending, and coining are different forming methods that can be used to create various bends—sharp, radius, and profound-radius. Throw in a mix of operators and engineers with different ideas of what each...

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Hey! Your stamping press is trying to tell you something

May 10, 2005

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Bill Engvall and Travis Tritt teamed up on a humorous little song called "Here's Your Sign." This curious little ditty relates the frustration of dealing with modern man's inability to grasp the obvious in daily living. From the service station attendant who stares at the blown-out tire on your car...

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Revitalizing the U.S. tool and die industry

May 10, 2005

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The U.S. tooling industry has received quite a bit of press in the past few years documenting its demise. Many people believe the rise of lower-cost tooling industries in foreign countries is the main culprit.Unfortunately, it's not that simple. The U.S. tooling industry's future is precarious, but...

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Chrysler names new VP–assembly, stamping operations

April 14, 2005

On April 13, the Chrysler Group announced that Simon Boag has been named vice president of assembly and stamping operations, replacing P. Craig Corrington, who is retiring after 32 years. Boag is...

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Press automation system integrates functions in encoder-based package

April 12, 2005

Toledo Integrated Systems has introduced its DPPlus basic press automation system that integrates four die protection inputs, eight programmable limit switches, brake monitor with brake test, motion...

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Motion controller has up to 16 axes

April 12, 2005

Soft Servo Systems Inc. offers its SMP series motion controllers with up to 16 axes, an industry-standard soft programmable logic controller, and a Windows®-based GUI application in a single...

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