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Patented process creates blanks from steel and aluminum

May 13, 2008

Kendor Steel Rule Die offers a patented process for flat, configured metal blanking. It combines low-volume blanking, CNC laser-cut tooling, and automation. Designed, fabricated, operated, and maintained in-house, the tooling holds tolerances to &#plusmn; 0.015 in. and is guaranteed to last the...

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Progressive die strips

Die Science: Reading progressive die strips — Part I

May 1, 2008 | By Art Hedrick

Looking at the results of a process—in this case, the strip produced in the die—certainly can lead to good data indicating the root cause of a problem. Distorted, elongated pilot holes, mismatched cuts are common defects. Distorted pilot holes can be the result of a poor carrier design. An improperly set up feed release can cause misfeeds, pilot hole elongation, and bent, broken, or galled pilots, as well as poor part location and gauging.

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Cold Forming Tooling Diagram

Getting the most from your cutting punches: Part II

April 29, 2008 | By Art Hedrick

Many factors influence tool steel selection. Part Iof this article focused on selecting the right cutting clearance. Part II discusses properties to look for in tool steel and the importance of heat treating, preparation for production, coatings, lubricants, and the press on which the tool...

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Sensor driven errorproofing

Where sensors make sense

April 15, 2008 | By Dave Bird

Sensor-driven errorproofing can help metal stamping shops prevent the production of bad parts. In addition, it can save tens of thousands of dollars in lost production due to crashed dies and downtime. How? Sensors detect the presence of metal—as material being fed into the press, being positioned, or ejected from the press as a stamped part or slug.

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Coil automation

Rolling to market - Part II

April 15, 2008 | By Dale Kroskey

A variety of methods help push a roll forming operation's efficiency. Various coil handling methods offer different levels of efficiency and automation, each suiting certain applications. The key is to analyze an operation, calculate the time spent handling coil, and then determine the best level of coil handling automation to fit.

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Assembly press designed for short bed, large-stroke, daylight applications

April 15, 2008

Beckwood Press Co. manufactures an assembly press, designed for a short bed requirement, for large-stroke and daylight applications. The press, which features a two-post frame with a 10-in. bed height, is equipped with a bed shuttle with two spring-loaded roller tracks.Suitable for assembly of...

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CNC tooling safety covers provide security

April 15, 2008

Huot's new safety tool covers are designed to protect CNC tooling and manufacturing protocol, to help manufacturers keep trade secrets, and to provide an extra measure of security for proprietary CNC tooling and confidential manufacturing processes. The patent-pending CNC safety covers allow the...

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Bosch Rexroth names PLC, HMI product manager

April 15, 2008

The Electric Drives and Controls technology group of Bosch Rexroth Corp., Hoffman Estates, Ill., recently appointed Ted Thayer as programmable logic control and human-machine interface (HMI) product manager.Thayer is responsible for new programmable logic control and HMI product releases,...

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Genesee Group/NY Inc. changes name, organizational status

April 15, 2008

The Genesee Group/NY Inc., West Henrietta, N.Y., a contract manufacturer of metal components and assemblies for various industries, recently changed its name to Genesee Global Group. The name reflects the company's new organizational status independent of two related businesses in Tennessee and...

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Beckwood adds structural engineer

April 15, 2008

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, a manufacturer of hydraulic presses, has appointed Josh Schroeder as manufacturing manager and added Travis Tilley to its structural engineering team.Schroeder oversees customer service, safety, quality control, and all engineering divisions. He also acts as...

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Bazz Houston acquires Connor Mfg. Services de Mexico

April 15, 2008

The Bazz Houston Co., Garden Grove, Calif., has purchased Connor Mfg. Services de Mexico. The two companies are completely integrated, and Bazz Houston Mexico has relocated its facility to Tijuana.Bazz Houston Co. has ISO 9001:2000-certified manufacturing facilities in both Southern California and...

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Coe Press Equipment names new sales representatives

April 15, 2008

Coe Press Equipment Corp. and Sesco Products Group, Sterling Heights, Mich., have announced new sales representatives in the eastern U.S. region, serving nine states: Mid Atlantic Machinery Inc., Harrisburg, Pa.; Southern States Machinery Inc., Greensboro, N.C.; and Southern States Machinery...

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Stamtec launches new Web site

April 15, 2008

Stamtec, Manchester, Tenn., recently launched a new Web site at www.stamtec.com.The site includes information, features, photos, diagrams, and specifications for the company's mechanical stamping presses. It also includes pages for service and parts, a company profile, and auxiliary equipment such...

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Parkview Metal Products opens facility in Mexico

April 15, 2008

Parkview Metal Products, Lake Zurich, Ill., has opened an 80,000-sq.-ft. facility in Juarez, Mexico, to help improve service to its stamping, fabrication, and value-added assembly customers in the Southwest, including a Tier 1 automotive supplier that has certified the Juarez facility as a...

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Stamped struts shocks

Sensors clear the way for high-speed stamping

April 15, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

When you stamp 100 million automotive parts annually, as does Tennessee Stampings LLC, Portland, Tenn., you might accept die collisions as just part of the "traffic statistics." Not so. Before the dies ever hit the high-speed presses, they are properly sensored to prevent downtime, accelerate production.

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