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Die Basics 101

October 10, 2006 | By Art Hedrick

Editor's Note: "Die Basics 101" is a 17-part article.

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Die Science: Setting up progressive dies - Part I

October 3, 2006 | By Art Hedrick

Editor's Note: "Setting Up Progressive Dies" is a two-part article. Part I discusses press and die cleanness, die alignment, clamping procedures, and preliminary shut height calibration. Part II discusses the process for getting metal into the die, setting the pitch, feed release, and other factors...

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Holding the line on metal costs

September 12, 2006 | By Ken Shoop

Stampers and roll formers can look at edge trim, heads, tails, skeletons, and coil damage for ways they can reduce scrap to hold the line on metal costs.

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Draw forming, Part IV

September 12, 2006 | By Edmund Herman

The relationships among part geometry, tool geometry, and control of the processing inputs are significantly different between the net shape and non-net shape processes.

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Servo roll feed suitable for staggered feeding narrow-width coil

September 12, 2006

Coe Press Equipment has developed a new series of zigzag servo roll feeds for staggered feeding applications of narrow-width coil.The roll feeds process coil widths from 12 to 30 in. and thicknesses of 0.020 to 0.187 in. The press-mounted units provide processing speeds of 576 FPM and acceleration...

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In-die welding system welds nuts, screws at up to 60 SPM

September 12, 2006

OCON Automated Systems' in-die welding system is suitable for the integrated welding of nuts and screws while stamping with progressive, transfer, and tandem dies.The system welds nuts and screws at up to 60 SPM and can utilize a user's specified elements to perform the...

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Beckwood appoints marketing assistant/customer service representative

September 12, 2006

The Beckwood Corp., St. Louis, has named Ryan M. Pendleton as marketing assistant and customer service representative.Pendleton is involved in the development and implementation of all marketing functions, including print media, tradeshow management, Web site maintenance, and overall marketing...

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TRUMPF honors sales achievement award winners

September 12, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., presented its 2006 sales achievement awards to Advanced Fabricating Machinery, Hart Machine Tool Inc., and TECSA at its annual distributor meeting.Advanced Fabricating Machinery, Mississauga, Ont., received the outstanding distributor performance award in recognition...

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Serapid names sales representative firms

September 12, 2006

Serapid USA, Sterling Heights, Mich., has recently named five organizations as its new sales representatives.New representatives are Industrial Equipment and Supply, Minneapolis; Dynamic Automation, Clarkston, Mich.; JFS Industrial and Automation, Elgin, Ill.; Smith Industrial, Caledonia, Mich.;...

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Doing its level best

September 12, 2006

A precision roller leveler, installed between the coil payoff reel and the press equipment, allows an operator to stretch the edges when necessary to compensate for loose centers or stretch the center to compensate for loose edges before the blanking operation.

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Schuler AG appoints chairman, board of management

September 8, 2006

Schuler AG's supervisory board has appointed Jrgen Tonn as chairman of the board of management, effective October 1, 2006.In his last position, Tonn was president and CEO of DS Technologie GmbH in Mnchengladbach, Germany. The internationally experienced engineering graduate brings expertise in...

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Draw forming, Part III

August 8, 2006 | By Edmund Herman

The connections between product conditions and product input variables for draw forming must be made through the intermediary transformation characteristics: plastic strains and displacements. So all product requirements must be redefined as the changes (or transformations) required of those two characteristics.

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Pierce units are self-equalizing

August 8, 2006

Aries Eng. Co. Inc. offers the HyperPierce® self-equalizing press unit for high-production piercing and assembly. It incorporates HyperCyl® hydrapneumatic drive units.The press unit operates like standard cylinders, but with a frame design that allows infinite positioning of the part; the...

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Feed system achieves nested pattern in small footprint

August 8, 2006

The WigWag™ feed from Dynamic Feeds Inc. achieves a zigzag (nested) pattern in a small footprint by pivoting motion.The system is controlled by a single software package and uses CAN bus communication protocol and a B&R Power Panel 251 as a visualization device with integrated control...

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Straight-side press available in up to 660-ton capacity

August 8, 2006

Stamtec Mechanical Presses has introduced the S2-ProgMax straight-side presses in 330-, 440-, and 660-ton capacities.The press features a variable-frequency drive, wide-spaced pitmans, and low overall height. Large windows help meet the demands of progressive-die...

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