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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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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Electronic press control enhanced

July 13, 2004

Greenerd Press & Machine Co. Inc. will unveil enhancements to its electronic press control at IMTS 2004.The control, which uses Allen-Bradley hardware and customized programming, has improved overall...

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Fagor Arrasate appoints general manager, North American operations

July 13, 2004

Spanish press manufacturer Fagor Arrasate S. Coop has appointed Robert M. Budz as general manager for its North American operations.Located in Bensenville, Ill., Fagor Arrasate USA Inc. is responsible...

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Acoustic emission monitoring for stamping presses

July 13, 2004

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Sheet metal forming companies face constantly increasing demands for higher production speeds from their machinery and more complex parts. At the same time customers demand higher standards of quality and stringent price controls, even as production volumes swell.Figure 1If a deviation from...

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