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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Fuchs Lubricants receives innovation award

April 11, 2007

Fuchs Lubricants Co. was awarded the Precision Metalforming Association's Next Gen Innovation Award for the "Best New Materials" at the 2007 Metalform tradeshow in Chicago.Fuchs was recognized for the development of RENOFORM SYN 7940 stamping die lubricant. The first die lubricant to win this...

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Multicut blanking line

Reducing scrap, inventory costs with coil optimization software

April 10, 2007 | By Lloyd Wolf

Coil optimization software is a valuable tool that fabricators can use to attack the problems of high scrap and high inventory. It offers the ability to quickly and easily make sound decisions regarding the purchase and use of master coil sizes. By using computers and specialized optimization algorithms, fabricators can minimize manual selection of coil sizes.

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Die Science: Developing forming dies - Part I

April 10, 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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Line tension roll

A guide to fabric slitting line tension rolls

April 10, 2007 | By Jim Rusczyk, Douglas Goetz

Coil processors have several choices in the rolls they use to put tension on the coil. One of these choices is a pair of nonwoven rolls. They act like sponges in that they remove lubricants, dirt, and metal fines from the metal. Understanding how nonwoven rolls are constructed and how they work can help coil processors extend their service life.

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Die Basics 101: Part XIII

April 10, 2007 | By Art Hedrick

Figure 1 Pinch trimming die design Various specialty metal cutting methods are used in stamping operations. Among them are pinch, breakout, and shimmy. Pinch Trimming Pinch trimming is a special method in which the vertical walls of a drawn or stretched vessel are cut by pinching...

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Steel thixoforming

April 10, 2007 | By Todd Helms

The demand for lightweight, high-strength components is increasing at the expense of traditional steel parts. Emerging technologies, such as steel thixoforming, may help reverse this trend. Thixoformed steel parts are significantly lighter than equally strong parts formed by conventional means.

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R&D Update: Servo press forming applications - Part II

April 10, 2007 | By Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Servo presses are classified into two main types based on their drive systems: direct drives with high-torque, low-speed servomotors, or low-torque, high- speed servomotors.

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Tooling systems available for Danobat punch presses

April 10, 2007

Danobat punch press users can select from a full range of high-performance Mate tooling systems to fit their punching requirements. Available systems include Mate Ultra TEC®, Mate Ultra XT™, Mate original style thick turret tooling, and the Mate Ultraform® forming tool...

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Hydraulic press provides precision press parallelism

April 10, 2007

Beckwood Press Co. has recently delivered a hydraulic press made specifically with two-axis active leveling for precision parallelism of the press. This 230 ton capacity press is being used to form radiator tanks for a construction industry manufacturer.The press was specifically engineered for the...

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Cincinnati Inc. opens PM press reconditioning facility

April 10, 2007

Cincinnati Inc. has opened a dedicated facility that offers PM press reconditioning for all its PM equipment.The new 38,000-sq.-ft. facility features deep pits and 50-ton cranes to handle even the biggest jobs. A well-organized, documented process developed by the company's engineers is intended to...

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Coated stamping dies

Tooling coating extends die life, reduces die rework

April 10, 2007

Glacier Vandervell's Bearing Group, a division of Dana, manufactures bearing components—bushings and thrust washers—for the automotive industry. It uses about 40 alloys and encounters many abrasion problems in its stamping operations, especially those involving aluminum. Its die coatings were not satisfactory because the heat used to apply the coatings would cause many of its dies to warp. It switched to FortiPhy™, a coating provided by Phygen Inc., and the tools now warp less and last longer.

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Schuler and Mller Weingarten to merge

March 29, 2007

Schuler AG has announced that it is taking over Mller Weingarten AG and merging the two firms. Mller Weingarten management will play a supportive and constructive role in this process.In the first step towards the merger, under a contract dated March 27, 2007, Schuler acquired 64.49 percent of the...

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Blanking line controller

Automotive blanker presses on

March 13, 2007 | By Dan Davis

Amidst the bad news associated with Ford Motor Co., good news is surfacing in Jeffersonville, Ind., home of Kasle Metal Processing. The company is using a software tool to ensure it is operating as efficiently as possible as it heads into one of its busiest months ever.

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Tool steel damage

Die Science: Tips for grinding and wire machining tool steel

March 13, 2007 | By Art Hedrick

How tool steel is machined can make a big difference in its performance and life. A poor grinding job might look good, but unseen stress can cause premature failure.With the correct grinding and wire burning techniques, tool steel results can be optimized.

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Roller leveler

Roller leveling 101

March 13, 2007 | By Brownie Cox

Every metal coil has unique characteristics. Leveling is achieved by precisely bending metal strip back and forth as it's passed through a series of small-diameter offset rolls.

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