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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P/A Industries names new president

February 12, 2007

Edward R. Morris has been named president of P/A Industries Inc. North American operations, headquartered in Bloomfield, Conn.Jerome E. Finn, president since 1975, will remain as chairman and concentrate his energies on expanding the company's international holdings and foreign alliances. The...

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

January 18, 2007 | By Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Compared with cold-formed parts, hot-stamped parts provide better formability at high temperatures and exhibit no springback on the final part.

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Cutting shear

Die Science: Solving punch breakage problems - Part II

January 9, 2007 | By Art Hedrick

Cutting shear, or the angle ground into the end of a punch, has a big effect on punch deflection and breakage, as well as press tonnage required. Retainers, which hold the punch to the die shoe, also are important. The backing plates, ball lock punch retainers, and headed styles of punches and retainers all require careful consideration.

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Die handling tools

Choosing the right die handling tools

January 9, 2007 | By Michael Schollmeier

Many stampers rely on the machines and equipment you already have for moving and changing stamping dies. Using dedicated items such as die carts and shuttle tables can make die change more efficient.

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Sheet metal resistance

Draw forming, Part VI

January 9, 2007 | By Edmund Herman

Energy input at one location in a part during forming is redistributed throughout the part as the forming process advances. The result must be an adequate force transmitted back to the location of target strains and displacements.

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Bench marking presses upgraded

January 9, 2007

Numberall Stamp & Tool Co. Inc. has upgraded its line of bench marking presses. Enhancements are intended to increase trouble-free operation.The compact line includes hand- and air-powered cylindrical presses and 3-ton and 4-ton rated presses in hand, air, and motorized...

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Hydra-pneumatic cylinder offers high-speed, all power-stoke operation

January 9, 2007

AEC/Hypercyl's HZ series hydra-pneumatic cylinders offers a power-stroke operation for various assembly clamping, piercing, metalworking, pressing, marking, resistance welding, and riveting applications.The series is available in 12 different models with size ranges from 1 to 20 tons using 30 PSI...

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Schuler adds key account manager

January 9, 2007

Schuler Inc. has announced the addition of Barry Lewalski to its new equipment sales group as key account manager for the Tier and general stamping industry.Lewalski, who has many years of experience selling press equipment to the stamping industry, supports the launch and sales of the company's...

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Serapid announces new distributors

January 9, 2007

Serapid has announced MasTech of Troy, Mich, and Schweda Machine Tool Sales of Delafield, Wis., ( a part of Concept Machine Tool Sales) as new representatives of its products.Serapid is a industrial company with more than 30 years' experience and a provider of equipment movement...

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Forming lubricants

Lubricant developments for forming high-strength steel

December 12, 2006 | By Paul Bosler Jr.

Forming lubricants always have been a critical component in the metal forming process, but the performance characteristics of these products are even more essential when working with HSS.

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Piercing punch burr

Die Science: Solving punch breakage problems - Part I

December 12, 2006 | By Art Hedrick

Numerous factors contribute to the premature failure or breakage of piercing and cutting punches. Two common factors are operator error and incorrect die cutting clearance.

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Slug pulling diagram

Die Basics 101: Part XI

December 12, 2006 | By Art Hedrick

Slug pulling is a serious problem in a stamping operation. Addressing the issue requires first understanding why the slugs are pulling. What Is Slug Pulling? When a pierce punch creates a hole, it also produces scrap, usually referred to as a slug. Slug pulling occurs when the slug sticks to the...

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Magnet/vacuum lifter holds all shapes, steel types

December 12, 2006

The Transporter® MV end-of-arm tooling from Industrial Magnetics Inc. combines vacuum and magnet technology to lift and hold all shapes and types of steel in stamping, blanking, and press-to-press transfer applications.The patented magnet/vacuum design is million-cycle-tested for endurance and...

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Swage hydraulic press can stand close proximity to bed

December 12, 2006

Beckwood Press Co. offers the bulldozer swage hydraulic press with the ability to stand in close proximity to the bed. The machine is horizontal-acting and designed for any size, stroke, or configuration.The press is equipped with bolster supports and elongated ram slide bushings for stability. It...

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Press designed for aerospace industry

December 12, 2006

Avure Technologies Inc. now offers a new model of its Flexform press. The QFC 1x2-800 is an intermediate-sized sheet metal forming press for forming complex shapes and single-shot production to close tolerances for the aerospace industry.Sheet metal blanks are formed over a single, rigid...

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