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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Serapid announces new sales staff member

May 8, 2007

Serapid Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., has added Eric Petterson to its sales staff. Petterson joined the Quick Die Change sales division in March 2007.Serapid is an industrial manufacturing company...

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Buhrke Industries receives "Performance Award"

May 8, 2007

Seimens VDO Automotive AG, Regensburg, Germany, has recognized Buhrke Industries of Arlington Heights, Ill., for outstanding performance in 2006 by honoring the company with its "Performance Award for...

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How to keep hydraulic presses running

May 8, 2007

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Several preventive maintenance steps can help extend hydraulic press life. Press operators who stay in tune with their press and establish good, consistent maintenance practices from the beginning will benefit the most.

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Stop wasting time!

May 8, 2007

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Minimizing changeover times is accomplished with effective die change procedures and equipment. Applying quick die change basics is a necessity, such as standardizing die parameters and clamping, prestaging dies, and using proper tools and personnel.

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Wilson Tool honored as Manufacturer of the Year

April 18, 2007

Wilson Tool Intl., White Bear Lake, Minn., an independent tooling manufacturer for sheet metal fabrication, has been named Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturers Alliance. The award is given...

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Fuchs Lubricants receives innovation award

April 11, 2007

Fuchs Lubricants Co. was awarded the Precision Metalforming Association's Next Gen Innovation Award for the "Best New Materials" at the 2007 Metalform tradeshow in Chicago.Fuchs was recognized for the...

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Reducing scrap, inventory costs with coil optimization software

April 10, 2007

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Coil optimization software is a valuable tool that fabricators can use to attack the problems of high scrap and high inventory. It offers the ability to quickly and easily make sound decisions regarding the purchase and use of master coil sizes. By using computers and specialized optimization algorithms, fabricators can minimize manual selection of coil sizes.

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Developing forming dies Part I

April 10, 2007

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Determining the best die geometry to produce multicontoured formed parts can be difficult. A full understanding of the drawing and stretching process is necessary, as well as a good understanding of all tooling factors to make complex geometries.

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A guide to fabric slitting line tension rolls

April 10, 2007

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Coil processors have several choices in the rolls they use to put tension on the coil. One of these choices is a pair of nonwoven rolls. They act like sponges in that they remove lubricants, dirt, and metal fines from the metal. Understanding how nonwoven rolls are constructed and how they work can help coil processors extend their service life.

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Die Basics 101: Part XIII

April 10, 2007

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Figure 1 Pinch trimming die design Various specialty metal cutting methods are used in stamping operations. Among them are pinch, breakout, and shimmy. Pinch Trimming Pinch trimming is a special method in which the vertical walls of a drawn or stretched vessel are cut by pinching...

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Steel thixoforming

April 10, 2007

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The demand for lightweight, high-strength components is increasing at the expense of traditional steel parts. Emerging technologies, such as steel thixoforming, may help reverse this trend. Thixoformed steel parts are significantly lighter than equally strong parts formed by conventional means.

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R&D Update: Servo press forming applications - Part II

April 10, 2007

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Servo presses are classified into two main types based on their drive systems: direct drives with high-torque, low-speed servomotors, or low-torque, high- speed servomotors.

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Tooling systems available for Danobat punch presses

April 10, 2007

Danobat punch press users can select from a full range of high-performance Mate tooling systems to fit their punching requirements. Available systems include Mate Ultra TEC®, Mate Ultra XT™,...

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Hydraulic press provides precision press parallelism

April 10, 2007

Beckwood Press Co. has recently delivered a hydraulic press made specifically with two-axis active leveling for precision parallelism of the press. This 230 ton capacity press is being used to form...

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Cincinnati Inc. opens PM press reconditioning facility

April 10, 2007

Cincinnati Inc. has opened a dedicated facility that offers PM press reconditioning for all its PM equipment.The new 38,000-sq.-ft. facility features deep pits and 50-ton cranes to handle even the...

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