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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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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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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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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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