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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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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Nonhazardous lubricants suitable for variety of stamping operations

January 11, 2005

Pro-Chem-Co's Pro-Form line of weldable, heat-treatable, nonhazardous lubricants are suitable for a variety of stamping operations.Pro-Form 871 is intended for light- to medium-duty progressive-die...

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Houghton issues hydraulic fluid guide

January 11, 2005

Houghton Intl.'s Fluid Power Division has issued a new hydraulic fluid guide that describes the importance of dealing effectively with both heat and pressure, two of the most potentially dangerous...

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AIDA announces new northern Ohio distributor

January 11, 2005

AIDA-America has announced a new distribution partnership in northern Ohio. Midwest Machinery Sales LLP now represents AIDA's full line of mechanical press products and turnkey packages, as well as...

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Implementing a stamping sensor program—uphill

January 11, 2005

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Stamper and toolmaker Ultra Tool & Manufacturing, Menomonee Falls, Wis. had been installing basic stamping die protection for 15 years. Whisker sensors, positive stops, and, in some cases, part-out sensors comprised the limited sensor system for dies that ran in automatic mode. However, this system...

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Listening to your parts

January 11, 2005

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Figure 1Even if the scoring is the reason for the split, that doesn't mean that resolving the galling issue will ensure a robust process.I recently had the chance to engage in some very interesting conversation with the head of the sheet metal formability lab for a very large automotive stamper....

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Crossbar feeder links mechanical, hydraulic presses

December 7, 2004

Schuler Inc. has introduced its Crossbar Feeder that can link individual mechanical and hydraulic presses.The feeder can be fitted to existing mechanical and hydraulic press lines— regardless of...

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Die set features new crosscut blade design

December 7, 2004

Thermatool has introduced the Alpha TRC-3008 3-in. double-cut die set that features a patented geared crosscut motion with softer cam angles than previous versions, continuous internal lubrication of...

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Interplex opens facility in north China

December 7, 2004

Interplex Industries has opened a north China facility in Dalian, a coastal city located in Liaoning Province.Known as Interplex Electonic (Dalian) Co. Ltd., the new facility occupies 20,000 sq. m...

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Houghton and SBS form marketing, sales alliance

December 7, 2004

Houghton Intl. Inc.'s Heat Treatment Div. has formed a marketing and sales alliance with Rochester, Mich.-based SBS Corp., a manufacturer of cooling, heating, and filtration equipment.According to the...

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AIDA acquires Manzoni and Rovetta

December 7, 2004

AIDA has acquired Manzoni and Rovetta. Dr. Guido Puccio, commissario of Manzoni Group S.p.A. in Amministrazione Straordinaria, and Kimikazu Aida, president of AIDA Engineering Ltd., the parent company...

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Cams, cams, and more cams

December 7, 2004

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How do you choose a store-bought cam for your stamping operation? Hundreds of cam designs are available today from numerous suppliers. Choosing the one that best fits your needs, as well as your budget, sometimes can be very confusing.

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Finding simplicity and efficiency in servo press feeds

December 7, 2004

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Upon their debut in the 1960s, servo press feed systems were hailed as the technology for the future. They were recognized for their productivity advantages, a result of digital setups that quickly dialed in feed length and speed parameters, with controlled acceleration and deceleration rates, job...

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Regaining flatness in stamped parts

December 7, 2004

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Of all the geometric tolerances that are difficult to achieve, flatness is one of the hardest. Most stampers probably would much rather try to make a complex-shaped, thin, high-strength steel deep-drawn part than hold a small-tolerance part requiring a tight flatness.Achieving part flatness is a...

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High-performance coating helps stamper fight downtime

December 7, 2004

Depending on the severity of the application, some stamping dies require frequent reconditioning or recoating. However, some coating processes are done at such high temperatures that the dies become distorted and unuseable, requiring further regrinding. Omni Mfg. encountered this problem in stamping a heavy-duty hinge. It then discovered FortiPhy UltraEndurance™ from Phygen Inc., which increased the hit count on its dies from 20,000 to 200,000 between recoatings. The coating is applied at a relatively low temperature, so distortion is not a factor.

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