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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Serapid announces new distributors

January 9, 2007

Serapid has announced MasTech of Troy, Mich, and Schweda Machine Tool Sales of Delafield, Wis., ( a part of Concept Machine Tool Sales) as new representatives of its products.Serapid is a industrial company with more than 30 years' experience and a provider of equipment movement...

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Forming lubricants

Lubricant developments for forming high-strength steel

December 12, 2006 | By Paul Bosler Jr.

Forming lubricants always have been a critical component in the metal forming process, but the performance characteristics of these products are even more essential when working with HSS.

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Piercing punch burr

Die Science: Solving punch breakage problems - Part I

December 12, 2006 | By Art Hedrick

Numerous factors contribute to the premature failure or breakage of piercing and cutting punches. Two common factors are operator error and incorrect die cutting clearance.

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Slug pulling diagram

Die Basics 101: Part XI

December 12, 2006 | By Art Hedrick

Slug pulling is a serious problem in a stamping operation. Addressing the issue requires first understanding why the slugs are pulling. What Is Slug Pulling? When a pierce punch creates a hole, it also produces scrap, usually referred to as a slug. Slug pulling occurs when the slug sticks to the...

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Magnet/vacuum lifter holds all shapes, steel types

December 12, 2006

The Transporter® MV end-of-arm tooling from Industrial Magnetics Inc. combines vacuum and magnet technology to lift and hold all shapes and types of steel in stamping, blanking, and press-to-press transfer applications.The patented magnet/vacuum design is million-cycle-tested for endurance and...

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Swage hydraulic press can stand close proximity to bed

December 12, 2006

Beckwood Press Co. offers the bulldozer swage hydraulic press with the ability to stand in close proximity to the bed. The machine is horizontal-acting and designed for any size, stroke, or configuration.The press is equipped with bolster supports and elongated ram slide bushings for stability. It...

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Press designed for aerospace industry

December 12, 2006

Avure Technologies Inc. now offers a new model of its Flexform press. The QFC 1x2-800 is an intermediate-sized sheet metal forming press for forming complex shapes and single-shot production to close tolerances for the aerospace industry.Sheet metal blanks are formed over a single, rigid...

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TRUMPF names machine tool distributor

December 12, 2006

Fabricating Equipment Co. has been named as a machine tool distributor in southern Texas for TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn.Lynn Moore continues as TRUMPF's regional manager serving...

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Ceramic manufacturing tools align with HSS

December 12, 2006

The use of high-strength steel (HSS) is increasing in popularity with automakers that are using it to manufacture lighter cars to help reduce fuel consumption. However, using HSS complicates the forming process.Due to the heavy mechanical load, the matrix wears out more quickly with HSS than with...

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Solving punch breakage problems

December 12, 2006 | By Art Hedrick

This series of articles investigates the many causes of premature punch breakage in stamping operations.

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Stainless steel stampings

Viking's range of choices

December 12, 2006 | By Kathleen McLaughlin

The stainless steel stampings Viking Range produces often require complex draws and piercing, as well as sharp corners and creases—with flawless exterior finishes. Viking has moved from outsourcing its stampings to using press brakes to investing in hydraulic presses of increasing capacity and sophistication—all in an effort to gain greater control over the design, quality, and availability of stamped parts.

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Kennametal honors environmental health, safety excellence

November 28, 2006

Kennametal Inc., a global supplier of tooling, engineered components, and materials consumed in production processes, has presented its fifth annual Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Excellence Awards to six Kennametal projects worldwide. The awards recognize excellence in promoting progressive...

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Lathe turning diagram

Draw forming, Part V

November 7, 2006 | By Edmund Herman

The remoteness of the energy-affecting elements contributes to the differences between the net shape and non-net shape processes. This additional difference helps drive the nature of the net-shape processing theory.

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BHF-chart

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

November 7, 2006

With constant BHF, conventional steel sheets can be formed with few tryouts. However, with the increasing use of lightweight materials and high-strength steels with low formability, there is a need for precise, localized control of metal flow using MPC systems.

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Leveling mounts support presses up to 2 million lbs.

November 7, 2006

AirLoc® offers Wedgmount® leveling mounts and engineered elastomer pads.Standard mounts support presses ranging in size from small gap-frame presses to blanking/transfer presses weighing 2 million lbs. Mounting configurations are available for freestanding, bolt-on, and bolt-through machine...

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