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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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spring pins

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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Roller lubrication system

Cleaning up

February 13, 2007

Excessive fluid on finished parts, which required secondary cleaning operations, and additional cleaning of floors, aisles, and racks in the areas where parts were moved and stored were remedied by installing a roller system with a programmable controller.

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Draw Forming, Part VII

February 13, 2007 | By Edmund Herman

Setting the processing variables is different between the net shape and non-net shape processes. While non-net shape variables have to be programmed constantly to change the tool's position in space to follow the unique shape of the part being made, the shape of the part for the draw forming net shape process is built into the die.

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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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