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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Graebener Group Technologies appoints president

June 27, 2006

Graebener Group Technologies LLC, Napoleon, Ohio, a joint venture between Automatic Feed Company (AFCo), Graebener Maschinentechnik GmbH and REIKA GmbH, has announced the appointment of Richard A. Marando as president. In this position, Marando is responsible for supervising all company operations...

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Draw forming, Part II

June 16, 2006 | By Edmund Herman

In draw forming, measurement and quantification are essential to ensuring part quality for the customer. However, the product requirements and the product input variables have different metrics and different conceptual meanings, which seems to defy direct engineering. Three processing variables can be adjusted during production to ensure the part is formed correctly.

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Evaluating dry film lubricants for automotive applications Part II

June 13, 2006

The ironing test developed at the ERC/NSM reproduces production conditions of contact pressure up to 94 kilopounds per square inch (KSI) and temperatures up to 300 degrees F to quantitatively evaluate lubricant performance.

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Evaluating dry film lubricants for automotive applications Part I

June 13, 2006

In recent studies, dry-film lubricants have been shown to give better lubrication conditions compared to oil-based liquid lubricants. This factor, as well as savings in the amount of lubricant used, has helped increase the use of dry-film lubricants in the automotive industry for forming of aluminum and high-strength steel stamped parts.

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Press brake combines hydraulic, AC servo characteristics

June 13, 2006

The Toyokoki HYB press brake from MC Machinery Systems Inc. combines the characteristics of hydraulic brakes with AC servo brakes.Although the press brake uses hydraulic pressure to move the ram, the oil is delivered by an AC servomotor pump that does not rely on valve operation for control and is...

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TRUMPF names regional managers

June 13, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has appointed Dan Hoff and Carl Freehauf as regional managers.Hoff is responsible for Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, western Wisconsin, and western Iowa, while Freehauf oversees northern Illinois, eastern Iowa, and eastern Wisconsin. Both men manage...

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Strippit promotes two

June 13, 2006

Strippit/LVD, Akron, N.Y., has named Don Grochocki as customer service manager-punch presses and Dan Caprio as product specialist-punching machinery.Grochocki oversees field service efforts, addressing customer service requirements and working with field service support staff. He has been with the...

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OSU receives grant, starts new forming organization

June 13, 2006

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Center for Precision Forming (CPF).The organization will merge with the Center for Net Shape Manufacturing and conduct R&D on forming galvanized and ultrahigh-strength steel sheet;...

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Coe, Sesco names service technician

June 13, 2006

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., and Sesco Products Group has hired Carlos Figarola as a service technician to provide service and support for all Coe and Sesco products in Mexico.Figarola has a master's degree in electronic systems from the Insituto Tecnologico y de Estudios...

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Schuler hires vice president, marketing manager

June 13, 2006

Schuler Hydroforming Inc., Canton, Mich., has named Harry Singh as vice president. Singh is responsible for all sales and operations, reporting to the board of directors.It has also named Kellie Treppa as manager of marketing communications for Schuler...

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Beckwood Corp. celebrates 30 years in business

June 13, 2006

The Beckwood Corp., St. Louis, celebrated its 30th year in business at its recently expanded facility. During the ceremony President Charles P. Becker Jr. was presented with a plaque commemorating his 30 years of service to the company.The company was established in 1976 by Becker Jr. as a hearth...

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Die Science: Die building

June 13, 2006 | By Art Hedrick

In any stamping process including progressive dies, transfer dies, or line dies, three factors are essential to consider when processing a piece of flat metal into a finished part: What is the metal? What is the metal's thickness? What are the part tolerances?

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Die Basics 101: Part VIII

June 13, 2006 | By Art Hedrick

Figure 1 Part VII of this series introduced two basic types of metals used to manufacture stamped parts—ferrous, metals that contain iron, and nonferrous, metals that do not contain iron. This article discusses the specific mechanical properties of these metals in more detail.The metal's...

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A closer look at self-piercing riveting

June 13, 2006 | By Yingjie Xu

Self-piercing riviting, an alternative sheet joining method, is being used more to join aluminum sheets. The finite element method can be employed to study the SPR process and joints, perhaps even leading to the elimination of physical testing of these mechanical joints.

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Implementing Press Automation

June 13, 2006 | By Dean C. Phillips

To compete in a global market, all stampers need adapt their manufacturing processes. By mixing automation with electronic controls, job shops can increase output and exceed past manufacturing goals.

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