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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Getting a handle on coil handling

April 11, 2006

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Coil handling equipment can take up a lot of space, so it's important to consider different equipment configurations and options that may deliver much-needed floor space.

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Keep it moving

April 11, 2006

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Conveyor jam-ups or slow-downs can offset machine tool productivity and damage high-production equipment. The solution: a reliable conveyor system that promotes a smooth, uninterrupted production flow.

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Press control package eliminates cam switch adjustment

March 7, 2006

ISB Group has introduced the RBPC press control and automation package equipped with automatic top stop compensation, which eliminates the need to adjust cam switches every time a job or press speed...

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Quick-change devices simplify, secure changeovers, setups

March 7, 2006

Segen quick-change devices from Tooling Technology LLC locate tools, jigs, and fixtures, simplifying and securing changeovers and setups.The cylinder lock mates with a conical male knob and locates...

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Servo feed system handles round bar, wire, tubing, profile parts

March 7, 2006

A new servo feed system for presses from Straus-Artys Corp. works with round bar, wire, tubing, and profile parts. Four models are available that handle up to 1.00-in. barstock or 2.750-in.-OD by...

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Atlas Technologies relocates

March 7, 2006

Atlas Technologies Inc., Fenton, Mich., has relocated its South Alloy Drive headquarters to its newer Copper Avenue Technical Center.The company built the 59,000-sq.-ft. center in 1997 with plans to...

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STLE names award winner

March 7, 2006

John Burke, the director of engineering services for Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., has received the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers' (STLE) PM Ku award. Named after the late PM...

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Mller Weingarten names president

March 7, 2006

Mller Weingarten Corp., Madison Heights, Mich., a subsidiary of the German press manufacturer Mller Weingarten AG, has named Steven W. Schroeder as president.Previously vice president of Komatsu for...

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W.A. Whitney schedules open house

March 7, 2006

W.A. Whitney Co., Rockford, Ill., will host an open house at its facility April 19 and 20 to showcase its equipment and new products from all MegaFab divisions.Educational seminars, equipment...

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TD Center hires sales representative

March 7, 2006

TD Center®, Columbus, Ind., has appointed Doug Hogan as sales representative for Kentucky and Tennessee.Hogan is a partner with the company's current Indiana representative, H.S.A. Manufacturing...

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Dadco updates Web site

March 7, 2006

Dadco, Plymouth, Mich., has updated its Web site, www.dadco.net, to include downloadable CAD files for the company's products.The site features simplified navigation with new drop-down menus and links...

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Strippit/LVD names representation firm

March 7, 2006

Strippit/LVD, Akron, N.Y., has named Roskelley Machinery Corp., Salt Lake City, as its marketing representative in Utah and Idaho.Roskelley represents all Strippit/LVD equipment, including...

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How to avoid slit-in coil slitting problems

March 7, 2006

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Problems that can arise during metal slitting include poor edge quality, edge burr, edge wave, camber, crossbow, knife marks, and slit width that is out of specification. Some slitting problems can be attributed to poor metal quality; however, it is much more common for the problems to be caused by other variables and factors during the slitting process.

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Straightening mistakes

March 7, 2006

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As a consultant to the industry, the author has had the opportunity to discuss coil straightening and leveling with many people. In this article, he reviews 12 common misconceptions he has heard from those people.

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Stamping complex parts

March 7, 2006

By adding sophisticated hydraulic deep-draw press technology, Tools Inc. was able to greatly enhance its in-house forming and production capabilities.

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