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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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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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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