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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Hess Industries appoints president, CEO

June 1, 2006

Hess Industries Inc. has announced the appointment of David Zenger as president and CEO for all operations and business activities worldwide. The announcement, made by Justin Hillenbrand, chairman of Hess Industries Inc., unites all Hess subsidiaries, Hess Engineering Inc., Capitol Technologies...

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Microwelding: Then and now

May 15, 2006 | By Stephanie Vaughan

Like the molds he repairs, Five Star Tool Welding owner Joe Canfield finds that the welding equipment he uses at his company is getting smaller and smaller. Over the years GTAW equipment has evolved to better meet the needs of its tool and die welding users.

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Draw forming, Part I

May 9, 2006 | By Edmund Herman

Draw forming is one of the net shape processes, and, as a result, many of the technology advances in the general field of manufacturing have not been as beneficial to draw forming as one would expect. All too often, such advancements as lean manufacturing, statistical process control, just-in-time, and six sigma, have not resulted in benefits for draw forming.

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Ironworker has built-in bending station

May 9, 2006

The 50-ton, five-station Geka Bendicrop ironworker from Comeq Inc. features a full structural die block and quick-change tooling. It has a built-in bending station.Bending length is 4 in. with a maximum capacity of 3/8 in. thick; plate shear capacity is 14 by in.; angle shear capacity is 3 by 3 by...

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Coe displays equipment videos on Web site

May 9, 2006

Coe Press Equipment has launched three videos on its Web site featuring advanced coil feeding equipment in action at three customer locations.A direct transfer press is shown working at Midway Products' Columbus Grove, Ohio, facility. The press is 78 in. wide and feeds 78- by 96-in. blanks.A...

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MC Machinery Systems names marketing manager

May 9, 2006

MC Machinery Systems Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., has hired Patrick Simon as marketing manager to lead marketing efforts for all product divisions and provide support to the sales staff.Simon was previously the vice president of business to business at LoSasso Advertising. While at the firm he served as...

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Balzers acquires Gold Star PVD coatings operation, opens Houston facility

May 9, 2006

Unaxis has announced that its coating services business unit, Balzers, has acquired the PVD coating operations of Gold Star Coatings, a subsidiary of the industrial tooling group Star Cutter Co.Balzers assumes the function of coating partner for the tool resharpening sevice centers operated by Star...

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FKM moves North American headquarters

May 9, 2006

FKM-USA, the North American division of FKM-Walzentechnik, Duisburg, Germany, has relocated its North American headquarters to Frankfort, Ill.The new facility has 3,000 sq. ft. of office space and 30,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space. There are three manufacturing bays, each equipped with a...

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TRUMPF names Hart as exclusive distributor

May 9, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named Hart Machine Tool as its exclusive distributor for machine tools in Georgia. The company continues to supply TRUMPF fabricating machinery in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and the Florida Panhandle.Hart has been a TRUMPF distributor since 1997. It is a...

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Automatic Feed, Heinrich Georg form joint company

May 9, 2006

Automatic Feed Co. Inc., Napolean,Ohio, and Heinrich Georg GmbH Maschinenfabrik, Kreutzal, Germany, have formed Georg Automatic Feed (GAF) Ltd., a joint-venture company located in Columbus, Ohio.GAF provides coil processing equipment to the steel industry and service centers and handles sales,...

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Strippit appoints laser product specialist

May 9, 2006

Strippit/LVD, Akron, N.Y., has promoted J. Matt Keever to product specialist-lasers.Keever advises and trains customers and sales representatives in the use and application of laser cutting equipment and conducts on-site customer application training. He joined the company in 2005 as a laser field...

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Hot forming: Strong meets light

May 9, 2006 | By Kate Bachman

Cosma International applies its own hot-forming technique to stamping automotive metal components such as A and B pillars, roof headers, roof rails, rockers, door intrusion beams, and bumpers, to meet new CAFE standards for weight, NHTSA requirements for strength, and to counter problems with springback in UHSS components.

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Do you need a die transport system?

May 9, 2006 | By John Massenburg

A die transport system may be needed if current production requirements cannot be met with existing presses, and opportunities for additional contracts are limited by current equipment production volumes; parts can be produced competitively in large batches, but not if the part count is smaller; and shop safety needs to be improved.

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New handling instructions

May 9, 2006 | By Dan Davis

In 2005 precision stamper Weiss-Aug of East Hanover, N.J., achieved a reject rate of less than 1 part per million. The company credits the success to meticulous planning and almost flawless execution. Such an approach applies for Weiss-Aug even when it comes to uncoiling metal.

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Macsteel Service Centers USA announces expansion

April 17, 2006

Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc., owned by the global steel company Macsteel Holdings of South Africa, has announced that it is constructing a $10 million metals manufacturing and distribution facility in Tucson, Ariz. The company plans to hire 25 employees within the next few years, with possible...

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