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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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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Sheet metal marking tool handles various materials

April 11, 2006

The Multi-Scribe™ sheet metal marking tool from Wilson Tool International® handles various materials and is suitable for conventional sheet scribing or dot-matrix marking. The tool marks part, serial or tracking numbers, names, and logos.The depth of the mark can be altered as needed. The...

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Tooling system compatible with conventional thin-turret tooling

April 11, 2006

The components of the Xcel™ tooling system from Mate Precision Tooling are compatible with existing, conventional thin-turret tooling inventory and include a canister assembly for the 1 1/4-in. station; a punch guide assembly for the Strippit-style 3 -in. station; and punches, strippers, and...

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Process control monitor adjusts stamping process in real time

April 11, 2006

The EasyVision™ process control monitor from Brankamp Process Automation Inc., suitable for stamping machines and presses, enables stamping operators to optimize production by monitoring a visual image of the stamping process and adjusting it in real time.According to the manufacturer, the...

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Adjustable roller shelf system introduced

April 11, 2006

Lista Intl. Corp. has introduced the Storage Wall® roller shelf, a system of shelves to be used within the company's Storage Wall system.Constructed with standard conveyor roller, the shelf system allows items to glide on and off the shelf easily. It is available in standard and shallow depths...

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MC Machinery Systems Canada opens new facility

April 11, 2006

MC Machinery Systems Canada Inc. has opened a new technology center in Richmond Hill, Ont.The facility showcases technology from Mitsubishi EDM, Mitsubishi Laser, Roku-Roku vertical machining centers, and Toyokoki press...

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Whitney names regional sales manager

April 11, 2006

Whitney, Rockford, Ill., a division of MegaFab, has appointed Cliff Ankersen as regional sales manager representing the Whitney and Bertsch product lines.Ankersen is responsible for the western U.S., including Colorado, Wyoming, western Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California,...

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