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

March 13, 2007 | By Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

A servomotor gives a press slide motion flexibility in terms of accurate speed, motion, and position control. This flexibility produces infinite slide motion variations that may improve part quality and operations such as painting and assembly during one press stroke.

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Mechanical punch stripper cleanly strips workpiece

March 13, 2007

Moeller Mfg. Co.'s True Strip die-spring-actuated mechanical stripper for punches is designed to strip the workpiece to prolong tool life and avoid double hits or parts stacked in the die.The NAAMS specification-compliant device is compact, interchangeable, and fits directly on industry standard...

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Press-to-press transfer system designed for enhanced productivity

March 13, 2007

Rexcon Controls and Automation, a division of Electrex Co. Inc., has introduced Production Pro Line Supervisor and Vision De-Stacker, which comprise a press-to-press transfer system designed to reduce startup and downtime.The Production Pro Line supervisor enables the press line robots to determine...

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Strippit/LVD names sales manager, Canada

March 13, 2007

Strippit/LVD, a manufacturer of metal forming equipment, including turret punch presses, laser cutting machines, press brakes, shears, automated systems and programming software, has promoted Neil Campbell to the position of sales manager-Canada for.In this newly created position, Campbell manages...

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Vertical dereeler

The big payoff

February 19, 2007 | By Tim Malarky

Traditional coil slinging and hoisting for vertical dereelers and positioning them in coil cradles requires extra personnel and is time consuming because production must be stopped. When a line isn't running—it's not making any money. To keep your line moving, consider a pallet uncoiler.

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R&D Update: Hot-stamping boron-alloyed steels for automotive parts - Part I

February 13, 2007 | By Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Hot-stamped parts are being used increasingly in cars in Europe and North America. Ultrahigh-strength steels, like boron alloys, which meet automotive safety and crash requirements, are difficut to form with cold stamping, so hot stamping with die quenching has been applied.

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R&D Update: Hot-stamping boron-alloyed steels for automotive parts - Part III

February 13, 2007 | By Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

To accurately model the hot-stamping process, FE simulation needs to account for the mechanical, thermal, and microstructural changes in the workpiece.

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Die Basics 101: Part XII

February 13, 2007 | By Art Hedrick

Slug pulling, which occurs when scrap metal—the slug—sticks to the punch face upon withdrawal and comes out of the button, or lower matrix, is a serious problem that can damage parts and dies. Various methods can help reduce the occurrence of slug pulling. Air Vents Putting air vents in...

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Twin-cylinder press brake designed for general-purpose fabricating

February 13, 2007

Piranha is demonstrating its Piranha Pro2 synchronous twin-cylinder press brake at Westec 2007. The brakes come in various sizes and tonnage choices and are capable of most general-purpose fabricating from precision thin-gauge to heavy-plate.Features include:Two vertically mounted hydraulic...

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Press brake offers improved cycle time

February 13, 2007

Cincinnati Inc. offers an optional six-axis backgage on its high-speed Maxform hydraulic press brakes. The backgage uses linear motor drive to deliver repositioning speeds of 3,000 IPM in X (in/out) and Z (left/right) axes. The high-speed positioning eliminates resets waiting time for optimum...

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Splitter facilitates safe die separation, inverting, maintenance, reassembly

February 13, 2007

Green Valley's Titan 2288 die splitter allows safe separation, inverting, maintenance and re-assembly of dies.The device services a die weighing up to 8,000 lbs. and mates with the company' die cart to allow for safe die handling throughout the process. A rear kick-out table with swing-away bolster...

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Strippit/LVD names sales engineer

February 13, 2007

Leonard (Len) Stock has been named as a sales engineer for Strippit, Inc., a manufacturer of metalforming equipment, including turret punch presses, laser cutting systems, press brakes, shears, and programming software.Based in Commerce Township, Mich., Stock is responsible for selling the...

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W.A. Whitney celebrates 100-year anniversary

February 13, 2007

W. A. Whitney is celebrating its centennial anniversary during its 2007 Open House, April 25 and 26, 2007, in the Whitney Technology Center in Rockford, Ill.For the past two years, Whitney has been a member of the MegaFab family, which also includes Piranha and Bertsch products. Equipment from all...

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Mate Precision Tooling announces sales management promotions

February 13, 2007

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., has promoted Paul Sandberg to the position of vice president international sales. Sandberg assumed the position from Chet Ferger, who will continue on with the company in a newly created position of vice president of key account sales for North America.Sandberg...

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Die protection

Protecting metal stamping dies

February 13, 2007 | By Karen Keller

One of the most difficult problems to overcome in any die protection application is protecting the components from the environment in which they must function. In a typical stamping application, oils, coolants, and other liquids and lubricants often are present that can wreak havoc on components.

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