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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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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Controlling double sheet in stamping operations

July 13, 2004

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Almost everyone has experienced a double-sheet problem. Copiers, printers, and fax machines sometimes feed two sheets, which then jam the machines and have to be removed. While two sheets of paper seldom cause major harm to office equipment, two sheets of metal can cause major damage to tools and...

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Biostable polymer quenchant prevents sticky deposit buildup

June 8, 2004

Houghton International Inc.’s Heat Treating Division has introduced Aqua-Quench™ 145. Formulated specifically for induction- and flame-hardening applications, the biostable polymer...

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Hydraulic presses' interlocked steel design absorbs, evenly distributes force

June 8, 2004

Pacific Press Technologies offers the OBM and OBL hydraulic presses with an interlocked steel design that absorbs and evenly distributes full-force capacities. Loads are transmitted to the frame by...

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Press line includes models from 30 to 4,000 tons

June 8, 2004

AIDA offers a line of stamping presses ranging in capacity from 30 to 4,000 tons. The line includes gap, straight-side, progressive-die, high-speed, transfer, and cold forming presses, as well as...

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Houghton named a key supplier for Dana Corp.

June 8, 2004

Houghton FLUIDCARE®, a division of Houghton International, has been selected by Dana Corp. as a key chemical management services supplier for its North American manufacturing operations....

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Sink-making secrets

June 8, 2004

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Figure 1Double drawn stainless steel sinkSink photo courtesy of Polarware.Have you ever looked at a deep-drawn double-bowl sink and wondered how it's made? After all, one deep-drawn shell is right next to the other. Where does the metal come from to achieve the height?Figure 1shows a classic...

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Advanced lubricant technology for high-strength steel

June 8, 2004

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Figure 1As if the recent rise in steel prices weren't enough, now automotive stamping suppliers are faced with the difficult task of getting high-strength steel (HSS) to form parts with tooling designed for mild steel.In an effort to reduce vehicle weight and improve gas mileage, automotive...

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Spraying it right

June 8, 2004

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For coil-fed applications, spray cabinets can be mounted to the feeder to accommodate passline changes.Most stampers understand the need for lubricants, but many apply as little as possible so they don't have to deal with the mess. Others take an opposite approach and flood the tool and...

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