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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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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Houghton, Tecnoalloy form alliance

March 8, 2005

Houghton Intl. Inc.'s Heat Treating Division has entered into a sales and marketing alliance with Tecnoalloy s.r.l., a manufacturer of heat treating racks and equipment in Fornovo, Italy.The agreement...

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Advanced lubricants improve high-strength steel forming

March 8, 2005

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Advanced or ultrahigh-strength steel (AHSS or UHSS) use in more than 60 percent of structural automotive stampings has changed the rules when it comes to tooling surface, heat and friction control, robotic automation, and paint pretreatment. With yield strengths now reaching production levels of...

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Coating for stamping and forming tools

March 8, 2005

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Editor's Note: This article is adapted from Yury Madorsky's and Matthew Thompson's workshop "New Developments in Wear-resistance Tool Coatings for Stamping Applications" presented at the 2nd annual STAMPING Journal® Forum: Competing to Win With Less, May 11-12, 2004, Detroit.

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The cutting edge of cut-to-length lines

March 8, 2005

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When a company plans to invest in a cut-to-length line, basic line configuration is the first decision—and one of the most important—to make.The fixed-shear line is a common configuration. It can be an entirely stop-start (or "tight") line, or it can include a decoiling and leveling...

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Automatic cutoff length control system introduced

February 8, 2005

T&H Lemont has introduced an automatic cutoff, length control system.The controller is the equivalent of a personal computer in a rugged industrial enclosure. Programs to perform length control tasks...

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Hydraulic press designed for various metal forming operations

February 8, 2005

The CX-series hydraulic press from Pacific Press Technologies is designed specifically for use with compression molding, RTM, RIM, and various metal forming operations. The press has a four-post...

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Slug-free dies designed for thin sheet metal

February 8, 2005

Mate Precision Tooling's Slug Free Light™ dies are designed to eliminate slug pulling in thin sheet metal.During each punching cycle, the die creates a series of very small protrusions around...

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Serapid USA hires products manager

February 8, 2005

Serapid USA Inc. has hired Mark Kubik as Quick Die Xchange products manager.Kubik has 15 years' experience in the metal stamping industry. He previously was employed by Hilma, where he served as the...

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Interplex to double size of Mexico facility

February 8, 2005

Interplex Industries has announced that it is doubling the size of its manufacturing facility in Guadalajara, Mexico.Interplex Mexico, located on the Parque Integral campus in Zapopan, Jalisco,...

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Bosch Rexroth to expand production capabilities in China

February 8, 2005

Over the next three years, Bosch Rexroth AG will invest 83 million euros to expand its production capacities in China, beginning with constructing a new factory in Beijing in 2005. Among the products...

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AIDA appoints two presidents

February 8, 2005

Following its recent acquisitions of Manzoni and Rovetta, AIDA has announced that Troy Roberts was named president of AIDA-America and Masaharu Sakaki was named president of AIDA-Europe. Both men...

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Sensors help stamper get firmer foothold in motorcycle part fabrication

February 8, 2005

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When stamper Ultra Tool & Manufacturing, Menomonee Falls, Wis., ventured upon an opportunity to produce a unique and challenging project for one of its customers, a well-known U.S. motorcycle manufacturer, the company jumped on it and put the pedal to the metal. The road to success, however, would...

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The real issues behind hydraulic press upgrades:

February 8, 2005

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Upgrading any piece of machinery can produce anxious headaches. Often we cause our own headaches by failing truly to justify the reasons to upgrade, choosing instead simply to answer the question, "Can we afford to spend the money?"Answering that question is really easy. Either the money's...

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Riviera Tool appoints director

January 19, 2005

Riviera Tool Co., a supplier of custom metal stamping die systems, has appointed J. Dan Engels to its board of directors.Engels is founder and director of Global Rush, an international automotive...

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