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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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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Feintool expands presence in Asia

April 12, 2005

Feintool has opened its second technology center for fineblanking/forming in Tokoname, Japan. At the same time, the company rolled out a new fineblanking press constructed entirely in Japan.The...

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Amada names stamping press product manager

April 12, 2005

Amada America Inc., Buena Park, Calif., has appointed David Stone as product manager-stamping presses. Stone joined the company in 2000 as a stamping press product specialist and recently served as...

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Die Basics 101: Part I

April 11, 2005

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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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Automatic lubrication application

Optimizing spray nozzle performance for lubrication:

April 11, 2005

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Although mandrel bending is the method most likely to produce a high-quality bend, it is by no means an exact science. Material, size, bend dimensions, and machine variables make it necessary to consider each application individually—and some of these considerations require experience and...

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Evaluating in-house coil slitting

April 11, 2005

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As the cost of steel rises and profit margins shrink, small to medium-sized stampers are looking for ways to reduce costs and streamline operations while maintaining quality.One area to consider is the cost of slitting steel.Shops that run 10,000 to 50,000 tons a year usually outsource slitting....

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Analyzing coil handling equipment purchases

April 11, 2005

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Refurbishing can be a cost-effective way to breathe new life into an old piece of equipment. This cam feed was originally built in 1974.Recent economic growth finally has spilled over to the manufacturing sector, so this might be a good time to upgrade your stamping process. While orders may be...

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Res Mfg. wins award for turnaround

March 16, 2005

Res Mfg. Co. earned a special award from the 2004 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award for its turnaround story.Fifty-two manufacturers were nominated for awards during 2004. In honors bestowed...

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BTD Manufacturing acquires Performance Tool & Die

March 8, 2005

BTD Manufacturing Inc., an operating company of Otter Tail Corp., has acquired Lakeville, Minn.-based Performance Tool & Die Inc.Dale Messer, formerly the president and co-owner of Performance Tool,...

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