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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Punch tools extend A-dimension forming range

November 6, 2007

The A PLUS™ series line of TRUMPF-style special tools from Wilson Tool International® is designed to extend the range of forming in the A-dimension, allowing longer and larger forms. The tools include louvers, card guides, electrical knockouts, and lance and forms.The louver tool, which...

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Rigid chain pushes, pulls heavy dies, bolsters during changeover

November 6, 2007

Serapid's rigid chain locks together, forming a steel rod capable of pushing and pulling heavy dies and bolsters during changeover. The chain's speed and ability to position dies accurately helps reduce downtime and improve press productivity, reports the company.The chain, which can jump gaps,...

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Quick-change cylinder lock uses internal sensor to determine locked/unlocked status

November 6, 2007

Tooling Technology in Fort Loramie, Ohio has added a new product to its line of Segen quick-change cylinder locks for tooling and mold changes.Used as an alternative to traditional nuts and bolts to locate and lock tools, jigs, and fixtures in place without requiring tools, the enhanced version of...

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Red Bud Industries announces new building expansion

November 6, 2007

Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill., a manufacturer of coil processing equipment, recently announced an expansion that will double its manufacturing facility to more than 200,000 sq. ft. The expansion will feature four 40-ft.-tall bays with crane capacities up to 80 tons. The bays provide the...

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Mac-Tech division appointed as ToolsPress North American importer/distributor

November 6, 2007

Braketown U.S.A., Milwaukee, a national machinery service and safety provider, has been appointed by ToolsPress Srl., Parma, Italy, a manufacturer of American- and European-style press brake tooling, as its exclusive North American distributor.A division of Mac-Tech Inc., Braketown operates from a...

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AIRAM expands manufacturing facility

November 6, 2007

AIRAM® Press Co. Ltd. has completed the expansion of its facility in Covington, Ohio. Shared with sister company Concept Machine & Tool Inc., the plant now has 22,000 sq. ft. and is climate-controlled.The added space allows AIRAM to house larger machinery and assembly equipment to support...

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Untreated Staking Punch

Seeking tooling longevity

November 6, 2007

BorgWarner Inc., a drive-train developer and manufacturer of four-wheel-drive and traction control parts for the automotive industry, was having a problem with punches used to deform the ends of shafts (axles) in the reduction carrier and differential carrier.

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AIDA expands North American facility

October 10, 2007

AIDA-America Corp, the AIDA Global Group's North American manufacturing facility for mechanical stamping presses, held a special event Oct. 2 to recognize three events. Community business leaders, customers, and other guests gathered for a ceremony celebrating the 90th anniversary of parent company...

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Stamping with third-generation dry-film lubricants

October 9, 2007 | By Han Xiong Xiao

A third-generation dry-film lubricants consist primarily of blends of various polar and low- to nonpolar plymers with different molecular weights. They are designed to form extremey thin, highly cohesive bonds to the metal surface. This article explains how they differ from previous generations of dry-film lubricants and presents several application examples.

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American Standard's facility

A new standard in forming bathtubs

October 9, 2007 | By Dan Davis

The main hurdle to automating American Standard's bathtub forming line in its Salem, Ohio, facility was integrating new material handling tools into the older press line.

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Ridin the storm out

Ridin' the storm out

October 9, 2007 | By Kate Bachman

While other automotive suppliers are struggling or going under, Tier II supplier of ride control components Tennessee Stampings established a lean program that merited a regional manufacturs' award and helped them grow 23 percent per year.

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Ridin' the storm out Part III

October 9, 2007 | By Kate Bachman

Automotive Tier II supplier of ride control components Tennessee Stampings installed an 800-ton transfer press to get to get new business from European customers, and expanded its facility to accommodate the new press, as well as a new underground conveyor system.

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Stamping quality defects

Dissecting defects - Part I

October 9, 2007 | By Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Editor's Note: This article is part of a three-part series. Part I categorizes defect types and discusses the factors that affect formed part quality; Part II covers various destructive and nondestructive tests for evaluating incoming material; and Part III is an introduction to process monitoring systems.

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Rotary rocker benders

Die Basics 101: Part XVI

October 9, 2007 | By Art Hedrick

Part XV of this series described several bending methods—wipe, coin, relief, pivot, and V. It also discussed springback and how to compensate for it when using these methods. This article focuses on other bending processes. Keep in mind that the key to success is to design the bending process so...

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Press brake features new crowning system

October 9, 2007

The TruBend 3180, the newest and largest model in the company's TruBend 3000 series of press brakes, features a new crowning system that uses hydraulic cylinders combined with a passive crowning technique, as well as a new five-axis backgauge with ±3 in. on the X2axis.The press brake's Delem...

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