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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Die Science: How to destroy a press

January 6, 2016 | By Art Hedrick

It’s amazing how many stampers and tool and die shops negate the importance of the press. Shops often “maintain” a press when it stops working. In other words, they repair the press, but they don’t maintain it regularly. I could have just as easily named this article “How to select...

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Fenn appoints swager sales/application engineer

January 6, 2016

Fenn LLC, a provider of metal forming machinery in East Berlin, Conn., has appointed Matt DeLilla as swager sales/application engineer. He also leads the company’s swager rebuild and upgrade program. DeLilla graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical...

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Atlantic Tool & Die expected to add 40 positions

January 5, 2016

The Atlantic Tool & Die Co., a manufacturer of precision metal stampings and assemblies based in Strongsville, Ohio, has received a 1.065 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority for a consolidation project at its locations in Strongsville; Sharon Center, Ohio;...

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Chicago Slitter hires sales executive

January 4, 2016

Chicago Slitter, a manufacturer of custom-built, heavy-duty coil slitting, blanking, and cut-to-length lines in Itasca, Ill., has named Phil Simonpietri as sales executive. He has years of experience in automation and high-speed production equipment, as well as sales experience in various...

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Weiss-Aug announces affiliation with The Diemasters

January 4, 2016

Weiss-Aug Inc. Co., East Hanover, N.J., a contract manufacturer of precision metal stamping, insert molding, and assembly, has expanded its global customer service capabilities through its newly formed affiliation with The Diemasters Mfg. Inc., a provider of metal stamping, fabrication, assembly,...

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Coe Press Equipment appoints director of sales

December 18, 2015

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., a manufacturer of coil handling and servo roll feed equipment, has promoted Steve Donnay to director of sales, responsible for all sales and marketing activities including new equipment sales, aftermarket sales, and service programs. He oversees a team...

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NOXON Automation opens first U.S. manufacturing facility

December 3, 2015

Germany-based NOXON® Automation has announced plans to open its first U.S. manufacturing facility, NOXON Automation USA LLC, in Morrisville, N.C. A sales and distribution office is already open, and the manufacturing site is expected to open in early 2016. The company offers a variety of...

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Mechanical clamping nut adapts to varying clamping edge heights

December 3, 2015

Hilma's new retrofittable mechanical clamping nut provides high clamping force with low torque in small spaces for clamping and locking of dies on stamping press beds and rams. With temperature resistance up to 300 degrees F, the clamping nut can be clamped and unclamped by hand. It offers a...

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Bohler-Uddeholm names Illinois sales rep

December 2, 2015

Elgin, Ill.-based Bohler-Uddeholm, a manufacturer of tooling materials suitable for metal forming and stamping dies, has named Kevin Dumont as sales representative in Illinois. Dumont has three years of experience with the company and recently graduated from its sales apprentice program. He...

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Constellium to build automotive structure manufacturing facility in Georgia

November 30, 2015

Amsterdam-based Constellium N.V. has announced plans to construct a new facility in Bartow County, Ga., for the manufacture of aluminum automotive structures. Construction of the plant—a $20 million investment by Constellium and a $12 million investment by developer Seefried Properties—will...

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R&D Update: Flow stress data and FE simulation

November 30, 2015 | By Ali Fallahiarezoodar, Taylan Altan, Ph.D., Zeming Yin

Finite element (FE)-based computer software commonly is used in the sheet metal forming and stamping industry for die design and for predicting metal flow and thinning in the formed part. It is a useful tool for predicting and preventing forming defects such as fracture and wrinkling. However,...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: How do I calculate press tonnage for swaging?

November 30, 2015 | By Thomas Vacca

Q: We are in the process of quoting a new job for the swaging and stamping of copper rod. To do this job, we need to buy a hydraulic press. The goal is to deform copper rods into a flat form on one of the edges. How do we calculate how much press tonnage we need? A: Obviously I would need a...

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Die Science: Training new tool- and diemakers

November 27, 2015 | By Art Hedrick

I must get two or three calls a week from companies needing tool- and diemakers, die maintenance specialists, or die repair specialists. The demand for skilled labor has skyrocketed in the last year or so. Unfortunately, most of the time I can’t help them. The Dwindling Talent Pool...

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Ultraform Industries takes delivery of 400-ton servo press

November 25, 2015

Ultraform Industries Inc., a metal forming company in Romeo, Mich., has taken delivery of its first Aida 400-ton servo press. Production is slated to begin in January 2016. The servo can run forward and reverse without stopping and restarting, producing equal tonnage in both directions. It does...

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