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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Feintool names CEO

November 7, 2006

The Feintool Group, Lyss, Switzerland, has appointed Joachim Kaufmann as CEO.Kaufmann was general manager of Feintool AG Lyss, the company's former headquarters. He also was head of the Adval Tech...

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MC Machinery hosts open house

November 7, 2006

More than 350 fabricators attended the M.I.T.S. open house hosted by MC Machinery Systems, Wood Dale, Ill., to view demonstrations and learn more about Mitsubishi equipment.The Mitsubishi Laser...

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stamping die change

10 common quick die change problems

November 7, 2006

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Die changeover is one of the few times when a press isn't making money. Why do some die changeovers take hours? It might be the press, operator, die, material, lift truck, crane, or the tools.

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R&D Update: Multipoint-control die cushion systems for stamping complex parts - Part II

November 7, 2006

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In deep drawing of complex, asymmetrical parts such as stainless steel kitchen sinks, blank holder force (BHF) needs to be controlled locally to regulate the flow of the sheet metal. An MPC blank holder system allows this control by placing individually programmable cushion pins around the blank perimeter, with an appropriate BHF selected at each pin location.

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Multipoint-control die cushion systems for stamping complex parts - Part II

October 10, 2006

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Editor's Note: This article is Part II of a three-part series that discusses multipoint-control (MPC) die cushion systems applied to the forming of stainless steel double sinks. Part I, which appeared in the September issue, discussed novel press and design concepts using MPC systems. Part III,...

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Die Science: Setting up progressive dies - Part II

October 10, 2006

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Proper feeding, scrap removal, and shut height calibration are essential for good die setup.

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Ask the Stamping Expert: Overcoming deformity by design

October 10, 2006

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Achieving typical goals in stamping, such as zero development and fewer labor requirements, is made easier when the progressive die strip is kept level through the entire progression. Keeping the strip level can eliminate wave problems caused by incorrect pilot/lifter use occurring in punch forming.

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Drawing on new experiences

October 10, 2006

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In the past metal forming in the appliance industry meant giant presses with expensive tooling. Lead-times were forever, and change didn't come easy. Whirlpool Corp. in Fort Smith, Ark., is taking a new approach to metal forming, and flexible technologies are the key.

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Die Basics 101: Part X

October 10, 2006

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Cutting is the most severe metalworking process that takes place in a die and shouldn't be taken lightly. Cutting Basics Cutting metal requires great force. For example, it takes approximately 78,000 lbs. of pressure to cut a 10-in.-diameter blank from 0.100-in.-thick mild steel. Consequently,...

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Press brake tooling designed for TRUMPF, LVD-style machines

October 10, 2006

Wilson Tool International® has launched its WT press brake tooling for TRUMPF-style and LVD-style press brakes.The line offers 10 standard punch profiles from 120 to 220 mm and 17 different dies...

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Press designed for drawing, embossing, pressing, hydroforming

October 10, 2006

The ODEN multipurpose press from AP&T North America Inc. is a new modular system that the company says provides short lead-times and high flexibility.The press is available from 112- to 354-ton...

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Serapid names new sales representative

October 10, 2006

DECO Tool Supply Co., Omaha, Neb., was named as a sales representative for Serapid, Sterling Heights, Mich.DECO has more than 60 years' experience in the industrial supply business and handles...

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TRUMPF announces new distributors

October 10, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named new machine tool distributors in Nebraska, western Iowa, and Florida.Hegman Machine Tool now distributes TRUMPF equipment in Nebraska and western Iowa. The...

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Mate appoints marketing VP

October 10, 2006

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., has appointed Joseph Schneider as vice president of marketing.Most recently Schneider was Mate's product engineering manager. He was the company's e-business...

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Five Star Die Casting appoints GM

October 10, 2006

Five Star Die Casting, Minneapolis, a division of Marshall Mfg., has appointed Alan Koch as general manager.Koch will lead all of Five Star's manufacturing operations, including engineering,...

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