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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Kennametal president, CEO named best CEO

June 1, 2007

Kennametal Inc., LaTrobe, Pa., has announced that President and CEO Carlos Cardoso has been named one of the best CEOs by Institutional Investormagazine. This recognition places Cardoso among the top...

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Servo press forming applications

May 8, 2007

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A servomotor gives a press slide motion flexibility in terms of accurate speed, motion, and position control. This flexibility produces infinite slide motion variations that may improve part quality and operations such as painting and assembly during one press stroke.

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

May 8, 2007

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This column discusses several applications of servomotor-driven mechanical presses for forming at room temperature and at elevated temperatures.

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Developing forming dies Part II

May 8, 2007

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Editor's Note: This is first installment of a three-part series that discusses die development for producing nonuniform, contoured parts by breaking the process down into eight steps. Part I covers the part material, its form, and its function. Part II discusses length-of-line analysis and tip...

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Die protection module provides flexible sensor monitoring

May 8, 2007

Cieco Inc. has introduced a new product for its Automator II press controller. The die protection module for the controller now has up to 32 sensor inputs available, twice as many as previously...

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Press offers alternative to fine blanking

May 8, 2007

LMC Inc. offers a series of blanking press systems based on adiabatic technology. According to the company, adiabatic blanking can produce parts from virtually any metal and tensile strength and has...

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Press line expanded

May 8, 2007

Greenerd Press & Machine Co. Inc. has expanded its compression molding press line with increased tonnage capabilities up to 10,000 tons and bed sizes exceeding 240 in. The line is suitable for various...

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Die lifter has up to 450 lbs. force on contact

May 8, 2007

Dadco's patent pending SL2.180 nitrogen gas spring two post lifter is the latest addition to the company's SL series. The new lifter has a 31.8 mm profile, stroke lengths from 25 mm to 125 mm, and...

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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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