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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Sharpening for a longer life

August 16, 2001

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Routine maintenance—grinding, using surface treatments, sharpening ejector pins, and minimizing potential grinding damage—can extend tool life and save you a lot of headaches.

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Improving in-press transfer preformance with tooling

August 16, 2001

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Using finger tooling and planning ahead of time to minimize costs can benefit your operation ahead more than you think.

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Tool design tips for coated stampings

July 26, 2001

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Designers and manufacturers of progressive or stage tooling are faced with a project involving production of metal stampings that will be post-processed with painting, powder coating, or plating operations.

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Know your bending basics—Part II

July 26, 2001

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When trying to make a good 90 degree bend with sheet metal, there's more than on way home. Just make sure your method can accommodate improvisation.

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Examining press feeding options: Considerations that determine a feed's effectiveness

July 12, 2001

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Press- and servo-driven roll feeds and gripper feeds are almost as common to the stamping industry as sheet metal and dies. Knowing how to use them effectively may not be so common.

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Experimenting with flexible blank holder force control: Prototype shows promise for difficult-to-form materials

July 12, 2001

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The quality of deep drawn sheet metal products is determined largely by the rate at which a sheet is drawn into a die. Varying blank holder force (BHF) as a function of time or the press stroke is of great importance.

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Resisting cracking, deformation, and premature wear: Powder metallurgical steels provide an alternative to conventional tool steels

June 15, 2001

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Want to know how powder metallurgical tool steels are produced and how their properties provide the material's toughness and wear resistance? Read on.

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Rising expectations spark new approach to draw die development: Reconciling demands for increased quality at lower costs

June 13, 2001

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A recently formulated approach to draw die development incorporates simultaneous engineering to identify and address potential problems before dies are built.

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Transfer die design considerations

June 13, 2001

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A list of basic requirements must be met to begin the design process for a transfer die. You'll probably want to know why transfer dies are used, methods for loading material, the sequence of operations in a transfer press, and the details of manufacturing process before you start.

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Prepainted Steel Coil

Protecting surface-sensitive materials in coil processing

June 6, 2001

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Using coil processing equipment with surface-sensitive materials in a manner that does not cause damage is of utmost importance to your customers. Make sure you know the ropes before start running the lines.

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Protecting dies against press system faults

May 30, 2001

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The need for die protection has existed ever since the first die was produced. The most elementary form of protection has always been an alert, dependable operator. However, an operator cannot always react to a problem before it damages a die.

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Coil slitting machine

Minimizing knife deflections in coil slitting

May 30, 2001

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When it is time to buy new rotary knives for your steel service center company, you must consider several things. Typically, you will ask several manufacturers of rotary knives for quotes based on:The type of material being slit.The gauge range of the material being slit.The size of the knives...

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Key design principles for successful deep drawing

May 30, 2001

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Successful deep drawing depends on many factors. Ignoring even one of them during die design and build can prove disastrous.

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Appliance industry takes a shine to powder blank technology

May 15, 2001

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Among European, Pacific Rim, and U.S. appliance makers and other manufacturers with large-scale, appliance-grade finishing requirements, the use of powder blank line coating systems has grown steadily during the past 10 years.

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Know your bending basics—Part I

May 15, 2001

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Knowing how metal bends and what factors come into play during bending—especially wipe bending—can make a positive difference in your stamping operation.

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