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R&D Update: Practical use of servo hydraulic cushions in stamping operations

March 15, 2017 | By Ali Fallahiarezoodar, Darrell Quander Jr., Pratik Mehta, Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

In deep drawing, with or without draw beads, the sheet metal blank is restrained at the periphery of the die by the blank holder force (BHF). The relative motion between the punch and the die forces the metal to flow into the die cavity (see Figure 1). The quality of the formed part is determined...

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Carbide-tipped band saw blades offer engineered tooth set for aggressive cutting

March 15, 2017

Simonds Intl. has introduced CWT carbide-tipped band saw blades for production cutting operations such as in steel service centers, foundries, and aerospace sawing applications. The blades are suitable for aluminum block, aluminum gates and risers, aluminum automation (Mossner), INCONEL® alloy,...

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Timken, Kennametal named to World's Most Ethical Companies list

March 14, 2017

The Timken Co., a provider of bearings and mechanical transmission products in North Canton, Ohio, and Kennametal, a Pittsburgh-based provider of machine tools and accessories, have been recognized as a 2017 World's Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute.Scores are generated in five key...

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Web server module designed for basic drive applications

March 14, 2017

Siemens has launched the Sinamics V20 Smart Access web server module, designed to mount directly onto the drive to transform a mobile device or laptop into a virtual operator panel for drive control. By providing a Wi-Fi hot spot, the wireless connection on the module facilitates setup,...

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Welding products market to reach $19.7 billion by 2025

March 14, 2017

The global welding products market is projected to reach a market size of $19.7 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc., San Francisco, with growth driven by rising demand from the Asia Pacific region.Increasing investments in infrastructure development, especially in...

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All Metals Fabrications adds tube laser cutting machine

March 14, 2017

Ogden, Utah-based All Metals Fabrication (AMF) has purchased a Mazak FabriGear II 220. The 4-kW laser is designed for fast cutting of heavy wall pieces of tube, pipe channel, beam, angle, and custom extrusion. The laser handles tubing up to 8 in. dia. and 6 in. square in lengths up to 24 ft. The...

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Grainger offers cutting tool reconditioning

March 14, 2017

Grainger, a supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products based in Orlando, Fla., has launched a cutting tool reconditioning service. The service repairs worn end mills and drill bits, restoring cutting edges to original specifications. It focuses on high-speed steel and carbide round...

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Concept Laser, GoEngineer partner to expand combined reach in 3-D metal printing

March 14, 2017

Concept Laser, Grapevine, Texas, has entered into a partnership with GoEngineer to expand each company’s footprint in metal additive manufacturing (AM). GoEngineer will be a marketing channel for Concept Laser’s equipment. GoEngineer provides products that combine Stratasys AM tools with...

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Catalog highlights drills, end mills

March 14, 2017

Harvey Tool has released its spring 2017 catalog. More than 1,400 new tools have been added, including high-performance composite drills in double-angle and brad-point styles; corner radius – long reach; standard flute end mill; and PCD diamond-square, four-flute end mill. The tools are designed...

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Seegrid names CFO

March 14, 2017

Seegrid, a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of vision-guided autonomous vehicles for materials handling, has appointed Steven Barto as CFO. He has more than 30 years of experience with privately held and public technology companies.Barto most recently served as executive vice president/CFO of ITC...

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Auto/Steel Partnership appoints executive director

March 14, 2017

The Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP), a 30-year collaboration of auto companies and steelmakers based in Southfield, Mich., has named John K. Catterall, an automotive engineering veteran in body structure, chassis, and closure applications, as executive director.The A/SP leverages the intellectual and...

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OMAX earns ISO 9001:2015 certification

March 14, 2017

Kent, Wash.-based OMAX® Corp. has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. The company manufactures OMAX and MAXIEM® brand abrasive waterjet...

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Low-profile, lightweight tool lanyards feature patent-pending carabiner designs

March 14, 2017

Ergodyne has introduced five new tool lanyards to the Squids® tool tethering line. The lightweight lanyards feature low profiles, shock-absorbing properties, and patent-pending carabiner designs. The lanyards prevent falling objects and help reduce the force exerted on the operator if a drop...

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Ermaksan Metal Fabricating Machinery

March 14, 2017

By: Ermaksan (ErmakUSA)

Ermaksan equipped with precise and high-tech CNC machining centers has annually 3000 machines production capacity under expert engineers’ supervision. Ermaksan one of the leader establishments in its field and machines are being represented by superior dealers have strong after-sales support over 70 countries.

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Ask the Expert: Which equation adds up to smooth strip feeding in progressive dies?

March 14, 2017 | By Thomas Vacca

Q: Many people believe that the feed height = passline height. But the way I learned it, feed height + lift height = passline height. If feed height + lift height = passline height and you feed the material, when the die closes, with the stock check open, the material will be pushed down by the...

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