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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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

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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

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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

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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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Small sheet metal press suitable for low- to medium-volume production

November 24, 2015

Quintus Technologies (formerly Avure Technologies) offers the Flexform QFC 0.7x1.8-800 sheet metal forming press, the smallest press in the company’s fluid cell line. Generating a pressure of 11,600 PSI over the full forming area, the press can produce several parts in the same forming operation...

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Coe Press Equipment ships first of four straighteners/reels to Metal Flow

November 18, 2015

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has shipped the first of four orders for new straightener/reel combinations to Metal Flow, Holland, Mich., a provider of deep-drawn stamped components to the automotive industry. Each of the sets consists of a model 350, 18-in. power straightener...

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E-book highlights advantages of laser cutting in metal stamping

November 17, 2015

American Industrial Co.’s new E-Book, The Laser Cutting Advantage, offers a look at the advantages of using laser cutting in metal stamping. The free E-book explains how laser cutting capabilities allow for flexibility for short-run orders and facilitate fast turnaround...

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Fineblanking press breaks 200-SPM barrier

November 16, 2015

Feintool has introduced the XFT 1500speed fineblanking press, which reaches speeds up to 200 SPM. The 1,500-kN press is compatible with existing tools but reaches its full potential using high-speed tools developed especially for the press, the company reports. Without a gearbox, the drive...

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Miro expands stamping capabilities with 600-ton press addition

November 16, 2015

Miro Tool & Mfg. Inc., Waukesha, Wis., has expanded its stamping capabilities with the addition of a 600-ton Brown Boggs straight-side press. The machine features a 54- by 84-in. bed, 29-in. shut height, and full air cushion. The company offers a full-service, on-site toolroom, as well as...

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Wallover Oil appoints new regional sales manager

November 12, 2015

Strongsville, Ohio-based Wallover Oil Co., a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has named J. Creal Waddell as regional sales manager responsible for sales in Kentucky and Tennessee. Based in Bowling Green, Ky., Waddell earned a bachelor’s degree from Western...

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Profiles in stamping: John Boughton

November 11, 2015

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When everything hangs on the frame, and you design the frame, everything hangs on you. Profile of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles frame designer John Boughton reveals insights into his 52-year career.

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Quintus supplies deep-draw press to Whitcraft Group

November 11, 2015

Quintus® Technologies, Västerås, Sweden, has received an order for a hydroform deep-draw press from the Whitcraft Group. The 11,600-PSI, high-pressure press will advance the production of jet engine sheet metal parts and assemblies at Whitcraft’s Eastford, Conn., facility and will serve as a...

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3-D transfer die simulation eliminates transfer die headaches

November 11, 2015

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Often, transfer dies are designed, built, and installed in a press, and then stamping manufacturers discover that they have crash interference problems. Then diemakers are sent to fix the problems, but the solutions slow down productivity. Running transfer dies through simulation software first can circumvent those problems.

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