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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Making a case for in-die tapping

October 12, 2004

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Never before has competition been greater in the metal stamping industry, both domestically and worldwide.

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Using forming assessment tools to make wise die-buying decisions

October 12, 2004

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Establishing a good buying procedure is a critical aspect of the tool purchasing process. All too often tool supplier expectations are not communicated and executed effectively. Miscommunication can cause you to purchase a die that doesn't produce good parts, needs constant attention, wears out prematurely, or has other problems.

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Servo-driven mechanical presses meet HSS head-on

October 12, 2004

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A recent mechanical stamping press innovation, the servo drive is designed to meet challenges related to stamping high-strength steels (HSS).

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Interplex, Stewart EFI establish joint venture

September 14, 2004

Interplex Industries, a provider of metal stamped parts, and Stewart EFI, a manufacturer of deep-drawn, stamped, and assembled components, have announced a joint venture to offer deep-draw, staked,...

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Houghton Intl. appoints marketing manager

September 14, 2004

Houghton Intl. Inc. has appointed Walter Melton as marketing manager of its Cleaner Technology product group. Melton is responsible for increasing profitability and market share for the...

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Keep on stamping

September 14, 2004

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To be competitive in a global economy, U.S. stampers must provide defect-free parts, reduce waste, and eliminate downtime while contending with increasing raw material costs and limited availability of some metals. Because stampers have no control over the supply side of the market, they must focus...

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Survival of the fastest

September 14, 2004

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Because metal fabricators and OEMs have increasingly strict requirements, many suppliers of sheets and blanks must provide high-quality metal stock in terms of flatness, finish, and dimensional accuracy. Competition for every bid is tight, making it easy to take the quality for granted. If every...

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Chemical-free cleaning of HSP lubricants

September 14, 2004

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New requirements for clean, dry parts drive the need for efficient, flexible workcell parts cleaning.

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Slitting ultrahigh-strength steels

August 10, 2004

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The automotive industry's search for stronger and lighter materials spawned new steel grades to meet higher strength-to-weight ratio requirements. While these materials allow automotive engineers to design lighter and stronger components, they present stampers and coil processors with some...

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Houghton Intl. reaches shipping milestone

August 10, 2004

Houghton Intl. Inc., a supplier of metalworking fluids in Valley Forge, Pa., has shipped three million gallons of Hocut® 795 biostable coolant, an industry milestone for a single brand of...

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Interplex expands Bangalore, India, manufacturing facility

August 10, 2004

Interplex Industries, a provider of metal stamping and plating components, has doubled the size of its Bangalore, India, manufacturing facility.In operation since 1999, the facility, known as...

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Sequence scheduling in automotive scheduling

August 10, 2004

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Although automakers' demands on automotive stampers fluctuate, under normal conditions, the variation in quantities of parts required is 20 percent or less. Most of the time the variation is substantially lower, although seasonal changes, such as holidays and plant shutdowns, can have an impact on...

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Preventive maintenance for hydraulic presses

August 10, 2004

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Ask 10 stampers what preventive maintenance is, and you'll probably get 10 different answers.Why? Because not all presses require the same maintenance.To keep all of your shop's equipment in good working condition, try developing and implementing a written routine preventive maintenance schedule.An...

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Tackling cutting and piercing problems in stamping operations

August 10, 2004

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Figure 1Poor cutting section designCutting problems, such as die sections breaking, slugs jamming and pulling, and burrs, are common stamping challenges. Many of these problems are caused by poor die design. Others are caused by poor maintenance techniques, improper setup, and poor scrap...

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Dies address slug-pulling problems

July 13, 2004

Impax Tooling Solutions offers the Slug Hugger® 2 die designed to address problems caused by slug pulling. The tool is the next generation of the original Slug Hugger die, a slug-pulling system...

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