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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Leaving the lab behind: Australian students move stamping research to the plant

April 24, 2001

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Stamping Technology for Automotive Manufacturing Processes (STAMP) is a novel type of research program developed in Australia. The unique aspect of this program is that research is conducted for industry inside actual companies--a radical departure from traditional research, which typically...

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Troubleshooting your stamping operation

April 24, 2001

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A common thread runs through all effective troubleshooting approaches: the skill of observation. Learn to use it to your advantage.

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Exploring upgrades in stamping presses

April 24, 2001

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The years have brought a host of improvements to stamping presses as technology has made presses more efficient, safer, and easier to use.

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Deep drawing irregular sheet components: How cushion systems and die stiffness affect the operation

April 24, 2001

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Innovations in die technology are helping stampers adjust to the many variations that can occur during the stamping process.

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Increasing stamping press productivity in the appliance industry: Advances in press technology and materials leave their mark

February 19, 2001

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An appliance plant with 80 to 100 presses in opeation is likely to buy new presses regularly. Under these circumstances, it makes good sense to pursue aggressive productivity goals inch by inch through steady advances in such prosaic concerns as machiner ergonomics, prventive maintenance, tooling efficiency, and material quality.

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Cutting die-related costs: Where to look to save money

February 19, 2001

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Demands for cheaper, better, and faster tooling for stampings and the pace of business continue to escalate. This trend is not going to reverse itself.

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Choosing a Lubricant for Deep Drawing

February 19, 2001

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One of the most common metalworking methods is drawing, which involves forming flat sheet metal into "cup-shaped" parts. If the depth of the formed cup is equal to or greater than the radius of the cup, the process is called deep drawing.Deep drawing involves placing a sheet metal blank over a...

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Die design for flat parts: Achieving perfection in a difficult task

February 19, 2001

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Flatness is one of the most difficult part characteristics to achieve in a conventional stamping die.

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Auto industry demands shape the future of stamping

February 19, 2001

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As the stamping industry heads into a new century, it continues to be driven primarily by the automotive industry.

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Robotic press tending: available equipment and its effects on press productivity

February 19, 2001

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Robots offer an alternative to automatic transfer presses in applications in which parts must be reoriented (tilted, rotated, or flipped) as they are moved between operations. When selecting a robot for press tending, three of the many features to be considered are size, flexibility, and mountion options.

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Controlling flow and obtaining stretch in deep draw operations

February 19, 2001

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Addressing the difficulties in obtaining a wrinkle-free stamped part requires a good understanding of metal flow and how it is affected by draw beads

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How to draw round cups deeper

January 15, 2001

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Draw depth is limited by the onset of wrinkling and fracture. Controlling blank holder force plays a major role in achieving the amount of draw you want from blank material.

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Forming simulation in the vehicle development process

February 1, 1998

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The vehicle development process has been influenced by increasing requirements for quicker and less costly development cycles, combined with reduced vehicle fuel consumption. These requirements are being addressed by new product and process development concepts and the increasing use of high-strength steel and aluminum.

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