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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AIDA stamping machine

Mechanical presses primed for powerful performances

July 10, 2007 | By Dennis Boerger

Metal stampers are using more high-strength steel, which is more difficult to form, requires more tooling stations, and more press tonnage. As a result, stampers are moving away from traditional production methods and investing in presses with higher tonnage capacity and larger beds.

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Stainless steel appliances

Keeping stainless flawless for appliance stamping, fabrication

July 10, 2007 | By Jim Russell

Before stainless steel is stamped, bent or folded, and fabricated into an appliance, stampers, other fabricators and coil processors need to do damage control as they process stainless steel coil through 7 damage-danger zones.

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Ejector counter punch

Blanking developments - Part I

July 10, 2007 | By Serhat Kaya, Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Fineblanking allows the production of sheet metal components with smooth edges in a single press stroke. This column discusses basic terminology and the principles of this process.

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Toolmaker

Die Science: Cutting tooling costs - Part I

July 10, 2007 | By Art Hedrick

To reduce tooling costs, key items such as high-quality tool steel and quality die components some companies ignore or substitute which usually results in premature tool failure, excessive downtime, and scrap. Sometimes you have to invest a little more in your tooling to be successful.

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Coe Press Equipment announces agreement with GSW Schwabe AG

July 10, 2007

Coe Press Equipment Corp., Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced a technical licensing agreement with GSW Schwabe AG, Kempen, Germany.The agreement enables Coe to market, sell, manufacture, and service the GSW brand of coil handling and feeding equipment in the North American metal stamping...

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Wilson Tool appoints new CEO

June 27, 2007

Wilson Tool International has named Brian Robinson as its new CEO. Robinson, a Wilson Tool employee since 1991 and co-president since 1999, has full responsibility and authority to manage Wilson Tool and all its subsidiaries worldwide.After 41 years, company founder, innovator, and industry icon...

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Schuler stamping machine

Flexibility in the press shop

June 12, 2007 | By Jeferson Valério

To stay competitive, stampers must be prepared to run a variety of dies, many of which have been designed to run on customized and complex OEM equipment. In addition, stamping concepts tend to differ among the automotive OEMs. For the tier stamper, flexibility is key to surviving these fiercely competitive times.

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Die protection module has up to 32 sensor inputs

June 12, 2007

Cieco Inc. now offers up to 32 sensor inputs for the die protection module of the Automator II press controller, twice as many as previously supplied. Each sensor can be programmed individually.Each bank of eight sensors can be programmed to be global (apply to each job), eliminating repetitive...

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Hydraulic presses introduced

June 12, 2007

Greenerd Press & Machine Co. Inc. has introduced a series of hydraulic presses for hot and cold forging. Applications include automotive and truck, aerospace, agricultural, industrial, hardware and tools, and surgical equipment.Produced by Tianjin Tianduan Press Co. in China, the presses can be...

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Sheet metal hemming press requires no hydraulics, plant air

June 12, 2007

Hirotec America offers the E3™ sheet metal hemming press.Twin 20-HP electric motors power the machine's dual-crank drive units and can hem automotive closures without hydraulics or plant air. The electronically coupled dual-crank drive does not require mechanical interlocks, providing...

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Progressive Stamping & Fabricating receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

June 12, 2007

Progressive Stamping & Fabricating, a division of Ohio Gasket & Shim, Akron, Ohio, has received conditional approval for ISO 9001:2000 certification.Progressive is a full-service metal stamping company. The company now plans to achieve ISO...

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Coe and Sesco announce new sales representatives

June 12, 2007

Coe Press Equipment Corp. and Sesco Products Group, Sterling Heights, Mich., have named Industrial Manufacturing Solutions, Suwanee, Ga., and ME Solutions, Grenada, Miss., as southeast sales representatives. The company has named Ward and Garrison Co., Sugar Creek, Mo., as central U.S. sales...

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Bradbury announces sales team leader

June 12, 2007

The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., has promoted Matt Werner to sales team leader for the Hayes International product line in the U.S. and for Bradbury Trim Shop equipment. He assists customers with equipment selection and system design. Werner joined the Bradbury inside sales staff in 2004...

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Conventional cutting

Die Basics 101: Part XIV

June 12, 2007 | By Art Hedrick

Although fineblanking and GRIPflow® often are categorized as metal cutting operations, they more closely resemble a cold metal extrusion process that creates what appears to be a blanked part. The processes can be defined simply as methods in which a part is squeezedfrom the strip.Unlike parts...

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Multiblanking line image

Technological quantum leap

June 12, 2007

Arme S.A., a Colombian service center, was producing cut blanks for several local, small customers using a 48-year-old Stamco cut-to-length line purchased more than 20 years ago. It served them well over the years, but the company realized it needed to upgrade its technology to take advantage of the market opportunities it saw growing around them.

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