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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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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T-Drill Industries names No. 1 seller

April 11, 2006

T-Drill Industries Inc., Norcross, Ga., has awarded George Yardley Co., Fountain Valley, Calif., the No. 1 in sales award for 2005.George Yardley Co. represents plumbing, HVAC, filtration, instrumentation, and pumps product...

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TD Center names account manager

April 11, 2006

TD Center®, Columbus, Ind., has named Mike Dellekamp as account manager for northern Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and the western U.S. region.Dellekamp has experience in sales territory management for special design assembly, process, and test systems. Most recently he served as the...

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Schuler, HEATform form agreement

April 11, 2006

Schuler Hydroforming GmbH & Co. KG, Wilnsdorf, Germany, and HEATform GmbH, Wiesbaden, Germany, have entered into a strategic agreement concerning cooperation on HEATforming (hot expansion air technology forming).This technology uses inner pressure to form prewarmed hollow shapes. Schuler now offers...

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Daylen Solutions adds to sales staff

April 11, 2006

Daylen Solutions LLC, Indiana, Pa., has added Larry Rarig to its sales force for eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland.Rarig assists customers looking to increase productivity, accuracy, and safety by offering technology from Finn-Power; Virtek Laser Inspection Systems; ISB Safety Products; Pat Mooney...

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Duggan Mfg. named supplier of the year

April 11, 2006

Duggan Mfg., Shelby Township, Mich., has been named Prototype Supplier of the Year by Hi-Lex Controls Inc., Troy, Mich., in recognition of performance and service related to prototype programs involving automotive window regulator assemblies, mechanical cable, and power lift-gate systems.Jeff...

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Die Basics 101: Part VII

April 11, 2006 | By Art Hedrick

Previous articles in this series focused on stamping dies and production methods. This article discusses stamping materials—both ferrous and nonferrous.To process, design, and build a successful stamping die, it is necessary to fully understand the behavioral characteristics of the specific...

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Getting a handle on coil handling

April 11, 2006 | By Matthew Watson

Coil handling equipment can take up a lot of space, so it's important to consider different equipment configurations and options that may deliver much-needed floor space.

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Keep it moving

April 11, 2006 | By Dan Zimmerman

Conveyor jam-ups or slow-downs can offset machine tool productivity and damage high-production equipment. The solution: a reliable conveyor system that promotes a smooth, uninterrupted production flow.

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Press control package eliminates cam switch adjustment

March 7, 2006

ISB Group has introduced the RBPC press control and automation package equipped with automatic top stop compensation, which eliminates the need to adjust cam switches every time a job or press speed changes.A built-in brake monitor indicates press stopping times, and the operator interface has a...

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