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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Coated stamping dies

Tooling coating extends die life, reduces die rework

April 10, 2007

Glacier Vandervell's Bearing Group, a division of Dana, manufactures bearing components—bushings and thrust washers—for the automotive industry. It uses about 40 alloys and encounters many abrasion problems in its stamping operations, especially those involving aluminum. Its die coatings were not satisfactory because the heat used to apply the coatings would cause many of its dies to warp. It switched to FortiPhy™, a coating provided by Phygen Inc., and the tools now warp less and last longer.

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Schuler and Mller Weingarten to merge

March 29, 2007

Schuler AG has announced that it is taking over Mller Weingarten AG and merging the two firms. Mller Weingarten management will play a supportive and constructive role in this process.In the first step towards the merger, under a contract dated March 27, 2007, Schuler acquired 64.49 percent of the...

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Blanking line controller

Automotive blanker presses on

March 13, 2007 | By Dan Davis

Amidst the bad news associated with Ford Motor Co., good news is surfacing in Jeffersonville, Ind., home of Kasle Metal Processing. The company is using a software tool to ensure it is operating as efficiently as possible as it heads into one of its busiest months ever.

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Tool steel damage

Die Science: Tips for grinding and wire machining tool steel

March 13, 2007 | By Art Hedrick

How tool steel is machined can make a big difference in its performance and life. A poor grinding job might look good, but unseen stress can cause premature failure.With the correct grinding and wire burning techniques, tool steel results can be optimized.

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Roller leveler

Roller leveling 101

March 13, 2007 | By Brownie Cox

Every metal coil has unique characteristics. Leveling is achieved by precisely bending metal strip back and forth as it's passed through a series of small-diameter offset rolls.

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

March 13, 2007 | By Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

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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Mechanical punch stripper cleanly strips workpiece

March 13, 2007

Moeller Mfg. Co.'s True Strip die-spring-actuated mechanical stripper for punches is designed to strip the workpiece to prolong tool life and avoid double hits or parts stacked in the die.The NAAMS specification-compliant device is compact, interchangeable, and fits directly on industry standard...

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Press-to-press transfer system designed for enhanced productivity

March 13, 2007

Rexcon Controls and Automation, a division of Electrex Co. Inc., has introduced Production Pro Line Supervisor and Vision De-Stacker, which comprise a press-to-press transfer system designed to reduce startup and downtime.The Production Pro Line supervisor enables the press line robots to determine...

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Strippit/LVD names sales manager, Canada

March 13, 2007

Strippit/LVD, a manufacturer of metal forming equipment, including turret punch presses, laser cutting machines, press brakes, shears, automated systems and programming software, has promoted Neil Campbell to the position of sales manager-Canada for.In this newly created position, Campbell manages...

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Vertical dereeler

The big payoff

February 19, 2007 | By Tim Malarky

Traditional coil slinging and hoisting for vertical dereelers and positioning them in coil cradles requires extra personnel and is time consuming because production must be stopped. When a line isn't running—it's not making any money. To keep your line moving, consider a pallet uncoiler.

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R&D Update: Hot-stamping boron-alloyed steels for automotive parts - Part I

February 13, 2007 | By Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Hot-stamped parts are being used increasingly in cars in Europe and North America. Ultrahigh-strength steels, like boron alloys, which meet automotive safety and crash requirements, are difficut to form with cold stamping, so hot stamping with die quenching has been applied.

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R&D Update: Hot-stamping boron-alloyed steels for automotive parts - Part III

February 13, 2007 | By Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

To accurately model the hot-stamping process, FE simulation needs to account for the mechanical, thermal, and microstructural changes in the workpiece.

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spring pins

Die Basics 101: Part XII

February 13, 2007 | By Art Hedrick

Slug pulling, which occurs when scrap metal—the slug—sticks to the punch face upon withdrawal and comes out of the button, or lower matrix, is a serious problem that can damage parts and dies. Various methods can help reduce the occurrence of slug pulling. Air Vents Putting air vents in...

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Twin-cylinder press brake designed for general-purpose fabricating

February 13, 2007

Piranha is demonstrating its Piranha Pro2 synchronous twin-cylinder press brake at Westec 2007. The brakes come in various sizes and tonnage choices and are capable of most general-purpose fabricating from precision thin-gauge to heavy-plate.Features include:Two vertically mounted hydraulic...

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Press brake offers improved cycle time

February 13, 2007

Cincinnati Inc. offers an optional six-axis backgage on its high-speed Maxform hydraulic press brakes. The backgage uses linear motor drive to deliver repositioning speeds of 3,000 IPM in X (in/out) and Z (left/right) axes. The high-speed positioning eliminates resets waiting time for optimum...

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