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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Optimizing spray nozzle performance for lubrication:

April 11, 2005

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Although mandrel bending is the method most likely to produce a high-quality bend, it is by no means an exact science. Material, size, bend dimensions, and machine variables make it necessary to consider each application individually—and some of these considerations require experience and...

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Evaluating in-house coil slitting

April 11, 2005

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As the cost of steel rises and profit margins shrink, small to medium-sized stampers are looking for ways to reduce costs and streamline operations while maintaining quality.One area to consider is the cost of slitting steel.Shops that run 10,000 to 50,000 tons a year usually outsource slitting....

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Analyzing coil handling equipment purchases

April 11, 2005

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Refurbishing can be a cost-effective way to breathe new life into an old piece of equipment. This cam feed was originally built in 1974.Recent economic growth finally has spilled over to the manufacturing sector, so this might be a good time to upgrade your stamping process. While orders may be...

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Res Mfg. wins award for turnaround

March 16, 2005

Res Mfg. Co. earned a special award from the 2004 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award for its turnaround story.Fifty-two manufacturers were nominated for awards during 2004. In honors bestowed...

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BTD Manufacturing acquires Performance Tool & Die

March 8, 2005

BTD Manufacturing Inc., an operating company of Otter Tail Corp., has acquired Lakeville, Minn.-based Performance Tool & Die Inc.Dale Messer, formerly the president and co-owner of Performance Tool,...

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Houghton, Tecnoalloy form alliance

March 8, 2005

Houghton Intl. Inc.'s Heat Treating Division has entered into a sales and marketing alliance with Tecnoalloy s.r.l., a manufacturer of heat treating racks and equipment in Fornovo, Italy.The agreement...

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Advanced lubricants improve high-strength steel forming

March 8, 2005

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Advanced or ultrahigh-strength steel (AHSS or UHSS) use in more than 60 percent of structural automotive stampings has changed the rules when it comes to tooling surface, heat and friction control, robotic automation, and paint pretreatment. With yield strengths now reaching production levels of...

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Coating for stamping and forming tools

March 8, 2005

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Editor's Note: This article is adapted from Yury Madorsky's and Matthew Thompson's workshop "New Developments in Wear-resistance Tool Coatings for Stamping Applications" presented at the 2nd annual STAMPING Journal® Forum: Competing to Win With Less, May 11-12, 2004, Detroit.

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The cutting edge of cut-to-length lines

March 8, 2005

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When a company plans to invest in a cut-to-length line, basic line configuration is the first decision—and one of the most important—to make.The fixed-shear line is a common configuration. It can be an entirely stop-start (or "tight") line, or it can include a decoiling and leveling...

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Automatic cutoff length control system introduced

February 8, 2005

T&H Lemont has introduced an automatic cutoff, length control system.The controller is the equivalent of a personal computer in a rugged industrial enclosure. Programs to perform length control tasks...

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Hydraulic press designed for various metal forming operations

February 8, 2005

The CX-series hydraulic press from Pacific Press Technologies is designed specifically for use with compression molding, RTM, RIM, and various metal forming operations. The press has a four-post...

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Slug-free dies designed for thin sheet metal

February 8, 2005

Mate Precision Tooling's Slug Free Light™ dies are designed to eliminate slug pulling in thin sheet metal.During each punching cycle, the die creates a series of very small protrusions around...

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Serapid USA hires products manager

February 8, 2005

Serapid USA Inc. has hired Mark Kubik as Quick Die Xchange products manager.Kubik has 15 years' experience in the metal stamping industry. He previously was employed by Hilma, where he served as the...

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Interplex to double size of Mexico facility

February 8, 2005

Interplex Industries has announced that it is doubling the size of its manufacturing facility in Guadalajara, Mexico.Interplex Mexico, located on the Parque Integral campus in Zapopan, Jalisco,...

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Bosch Rexroth to expand production capabilities in China

February 8, 2005

Over the next three years, Bosch Rexroth AG will invest 83 million euros to expand its production capacities in China, beginning with constructing a new factory in Beijing in 2005. Among the products...

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