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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Balmic, BMH merger to form company

November 7, 2006

Melbourne, Australia-based Balmic Intl. and BMH Engineering have merged to create the Metal Form Group.The new company provides tooling design and development, prototype manufacture, pressed metal production, press and automation sales and maintenance, capital finance, and toolroom equipment and...

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Feintool names CEO

November 7, 2006

The Feintool Group, Lyss, Switzerland, has appointed Joachim Kaufmann as CEO.Kaufmann was general manager of Feintool AG Lyss, the company's former headquarters. He also was head of the Adval Tech Group's blanking and forming technology division, Styner+Bienz.Feintool is a provider of fineblanking,...

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MC Machinery hosts open house

November 7, 2006

More than 350 fabricators attended the M.I.T.S. open house hosted by MC Machinery Systems, Wood Dale, Ill., to view demonstrations and learn more about Mitsubishi equipment.The Mitsubishi Laser showroom, where the open house was held, houses new technologies from Mitsubishi Laser, Toyokoki press...

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10 common quick die change problems

November 7, 2006 | By Paul Van Every

Die changeover is one of the few times when a press isn't making money. Why do some die changeovers take hours? It might be the press, operator, die, material, lift truck, crane, or the tools.

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R&D Update: Multipoint-control die cushion systems for stamping complex parts - Part II

November 7, 2006 | By Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

In deep drawing of complex, asymmetrical parts such as stainless steel kitchen sinks, blank holder force (BHF) needs to be controlled locally to regulate the flow of the sheet metal. An MPC blank holder system allows this control by placing individually programmable cushion pins around the blank perimeter, with an appropriate BHF selected at each pin location.

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

October 10, 2006 | By Ajay Yadav

Editor's Note: This article is Part II of a three-part series that discusses multipoint-control (MPC) die cushion systems applied to the forming of stainless steel double sinks. Part I, which appeared in the September issue, discussed novel press and design concepts using MPC systems. Part III,...

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Die Science: Setting up progressive dies - Part II

October 10, 2006 | By Art Hedrick

Proper feeding, scrap removal, and shut height calibration are essential for good die setup.

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Ask the Stamping Expert: Overcoming deformity by design

October 10, 2006 | By Thomas Vacca

Achieving typical goals in stamping, such as zero development and fewer labor requirements, is made easier when the progressive die strip is kept level through the entire progression. Keeping the strip level can eliminate wave problems caused by incorrect pilot/lifter use occurring in punch forming.

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Drawing on new experiences

October 10, 2006 | By Dan Davis

In the past metal forming in the appliance industry meant giant presses with expensive tooling. Lead-times were forever, and change didn't come easy. Whirlpool Corp. in Fort Smith, Ark., is taking a new approach to metal forming, and flexible technologies are the key.

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Die Basics 101: Part X

October 10, 2006 | By Art Hedrick

Cutting is the most severe metalworking process that takes place in a die and shouldn't be taken lightly. Cutting Basics Cutting metal requires great force. For example, it takes approximately 78,000 lbs. of pressure to cut a 10-in.-diameter blank from 0.100-in.-thick mild steel. Consequently,...

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Press brake tooling designed for TRUMPF, LVD-style machines

October 10, 2006

Wilson Tool International® has launched its WT press brake tooling for TRUMPF-style and LVD-style press brakes.The line offers 10 standard punch profiles from 120 to 220 mm and 17 different dies from 6 to 50 mm. Special profiles, tip radii, and tip angles are also available.The company's...

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Press designed for drawing, embossing, pressing, hydroforming

October 10, 2006

The ODEN multipurpose press from AP&T North America Inc. is a new modular system that the company says provides short lead-times and high flexibility.The press is available from 112- to 354-ton capacities and is designed for drawing, embossing, pressing, and hydroforming applications.The system's...

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Serapid names new sales representative

October 10, 2006

DECO Tool Supply Co., Omaha, Neb., was named as a sales representative for Serapid, Sterling Heights, Mich.DECO has more than 60 years' experience in the industrial supply business and handles Serapid's industrial and quick die change products.Serapid's products are used in a variety of industries,...

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TRUMPF announces new distributors

October 10, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named new machine tool distributors in Nebraska, western Iowa, and Florida.Hegman Machine Tool now distributes TRUMPF equipment in Nebraska and western Iowa. The company continues its distribution efforts in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and some...

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Mate appoints marketing VP

October 10, 2006

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., has appointed Joseph Schneider as vice president of marketing.Most recently Schneider was Mate's product engineering manager. He was the company's e-business manager before that. Schneider will apply his 10 years of experience in manufacturing and product...

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