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Service Stampings appoints vice president, sales

September 11, 2007

Service Stampings Inc. (SSI), Willoughby, Ohio, has appointed Rob Stohlman as vice president of sales. Stohlman expands the company's business partnerships in the metal fabricating and small-lot stamping industries.Previously Stohlman led acquisition and marketing programs at Superior Services. He...

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Ready Technology hires division manager

September 11, 2007

Ready Technology Inc., Marietta, Ga., has hired Justin Hedrick as manager of its Bolden Die Supply Div.Hedrick works to enhance customer, vendor, and supplier relationships and is responsible for all aspects of sales, including training of inside support staff on the company's product lines and...

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Bradbury Co. announces engineering staff appointments

September 11, 2007

The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., has announced two appointments to its engineering staff. The company has hired Mark McFetridge as a senior project engineering manager and Rex Stutterheim as a technical assistant.McFetridge is part of a management team responsible for translating customer...

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W.A. Whitney names distributors

September 11, 2007

W.A. Whitney, a division of MegaFab, Rockford, Ill., has appointed Weller Machinery Co. as exclusive distributor for its fabricating machines in Wisconsin and named Capital Machine Technologies as its exclusive distributor in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee,...

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Die Science: Stamping aluminum

September 11, 2007 | By Art Hedrick

The reality is that aluminum is not steel. It doesn't behave like steel, it doesn't flow like steel, and it certainly doesn't stretch like steel. So does this make aluminum hard to form? No, not if you think like aluminum.

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Herr-Voss Stamco parent company sold

September 10, 2007

KPS Capital Partners LP announced today that it has sold its portfolio company, Genesis Worldwide II Inc., which it jointly owned with Pegasus Partners II L.P., to HVS Acquisition Inc., an affiliate of Grey Mountain Partners LLC. Genesis II is a designer and manufacturer of metal coil processing...

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12 ways to boost punch life

August 8, 2007 | By Jerry Dwyer

High-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) steels require new ways of thinking about extending punch life. At the same time, there are many tried- and-true techniques that still work.

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Die Basics 101: Part XV

August 8, 2007 | By Art Hedrick

Part II of this series presented a basic overview of metal forming operations, such as bending, flanging, drawing, ironing, coining, curling, hemming, and embossing. This and future installments discuss these operations in more detail. We will look at factors controlling the success of each...

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Blanking developments - Part II

August 8, 2007 | By Serhat Kaya, Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Fineblanking in various forms is increasingly becoming accepted by the automotive industry for producing sheet metal components with smooth edges that don't require additional finishing operations.

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Maintain precise control of fluids and lubricants application

August 8, 2007 | By UNIST

UNIST Metalforming Lubrication Systems provide precise control of fluids and lubricants applied to coil and blank stock. Companies interested in evaluating UNIST's stock lubrication in their facilities can request a 30 day trial from the factory.The uni-Roller™ is used to place an even,...

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SEYI Presses

Select an equipment supplier to meet global production requirements

August 8, 2007 | By SEYI Presses

Current economic, logistic, and financial conditions are forcing many companies to expand their stamping production around the world. When manufacturers are planning these facilities, it is important to develop close relationships with equipment suppliers that can meet their requirements, anywhere...

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Schuler Engineer

Maintain a reliable press system with today's competitive pressures

August 8, 2007 | By Schuler

Each press shop is unique in terms of equipment, people, skills and budgets available to support maintenance and engineering.Schuler has developed an "a la carte" service and engineering offering that can be tailored to specific goals and operations, depending on the needs of the facility.The...

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P/A Feeder

Spec the correct feed line

August 8, 2007 | By P/A Industries

Many factors are taken into consideration when ordering feed lines. To show how to spec this equipment could fill up this magazine, but this article is intended to show what information to supply to get the best possible results.Ordering the StraightenerThe straightener is the most specific piece...

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Maximize your capital equipment investment

August 8, 2007 | By The Minster Machine Co.

Metalforming machinery is never purchased – it's an investment. And as with any investment, the ultimate objective is to maximize your return.In an ever-changing manufacturing environment, flexibility has emerged as the leading attribute toward optimizing capital investments."Whether you...

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Choose the right press for running off-center loaded dies

August 8, 2007 | By Beckwood Press

In a perfect world, all tooling and dies would create perfectly balanced loads across the bed of a press. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world and many manufacturers are required to design production systems that require off-center loading in their presses. The reality is that...

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