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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Stamping research gains support

June 12, 2007 | By Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Global competition continues to force the metal forming industry to reduce costs, improve technology, and increase productivity. With these trends in mind, the Ohio State University (OSU) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) established in June 2006 the Center for Precision Forming to focus on the needs of the metal forming industry.

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Developing forming dies

June 12, 2007 | By Art Hedrick

Determining the best die geometry to produce multicontoured formed parts can be difficult. A full understanding of the drawing and stretching process is necessary, as well as a good understanding of all tooling factors to make complex geometries.

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Mate appoints president, vice chairman

June 5, 2007

Dean A. Sundquist, chairman and CEO of Mate Precision Tooling, has announced the appointment of Jack Schneider to the newly created position of vice chairman and Kevin Nicholson to the position of president."In the new position of vice chairman, Jack Schneider will focus on strategic and corporate...

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Kennametal president, CEO named best CEO

June 1, 2007

Kennametal Inc., LaTrobe, Pa., has announced that President and CEO Carlos Cardoso has been named one of the best CEOs by Institutional Investormagazine. This recognition places Cardoso among the top five CEOs in the capital goods/industrials category and machinery sector.More than 1,000 portfolio...

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Servo press forming applications

May 8, 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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R&D Update: Servo press forming applications - Part III

May 8, 2007 | By Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

This column discusses several applications of servomotor-driven mechanical presses for forming at room temperature and at elevated temperatures.

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Die protection module provides flexible sensor monitoring

May 8, 2007

Cieco Inc. has introduced a new product for its Automator II press controller. The die protection module for the controller now has up to 32 sensor inputs available, twice as many as previously offered, and provides users with flexible sensor monitoring capabilities.Each of the 32 sensors can be...

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Press offers alternative to fine blanking

May 8, 2007

LMC Inc. offers a series of blanking press systems based on adiabatic technology. According to the company, adiabatic blanking can produce parts from virtually any metal and tensile strength and has blanked material in hardness up to 50Rc.The LMC SIP-15B press blanks up to 1,000 parts per minute....

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Press line expanded

May 8, 2007

Greenerd Press & Machine Co. Inc. has expanded its compression molding press line with increased tonnage capabilities up to 10,000 tons and bed sizes exceeding 240 in. The line is suitable for various compression molding applications, from automotive to electrical components, house wares, and...

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Die lifter has up to 450 lbs. force on contact

May 8, 2007

Dadco's patent pending SL2.180 nitrogen gas spring two post lifter is the latest addition to the company's SL series. The new lifter has a 31.8 mm profile, stroke lengths from 25 mm to 125 mm, and force on contact up to 450 lbs.Ᾱone size larger than the SL2.090 that has a 25 mm profile and...

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Serapid announces new sales staff member

May 8, 2007

Serapid Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., has added Eric Petterson to its sales staff. Petterson joined the Quick Die Change sales division in March 2007.Serapid is an industrial manufacturing company boasting over 30 years of experience in the industrial market and equipment movement...

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Buhrke Industries receives "Performance Award"

May 8, 2007

Seimens VDO Automotive AG, Regensburg, Germany, has recognized Buhrke Industries of Arlington Heights, Ill., for outstanding performance in 2006 by honoring the company with its "Performance Award for 2006." Buhrke was one of nine Siemens VDO vendors out of 4,100 total suppliers worldwide and the...

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How to keep hydraulic presses running

May 8, 2007 | By Carl Jean, Thomas Lavoie

Several preventive maintenance steps can help extend hydraulic press life. Press operators who stay in tune with their press and establish good, consistent maintenance practices from the beginning will benefit the most.

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Stop wasting time!

May 8, 2007 | By Ron Demonet

Minimizing changeover times is accomplished with effective die change procedures and equipment. Applying quick die change basics is a necessity, such as standardizing die parameters and clamping, prestaging dies, and using proper tools and personnel.

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Wilson Tool honored as Manufacturer of the Year

April 18, 2007

Wilson Tool Intl., White Bear Lake, Minn., an independent tooling manufacturer for sheet metal fabrication, has been named Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturers Alliance. The award is given annually to companies that best exemplify lean manufacturing practices, while also sharing their...

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