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Stamping | Articles | The FABRICATOR

Choosing between feeding your new stamping line coil or blanks?

December 11, 2007 | By Bruce Bean

Stampers today need to process more grades and types of material than ever before, yet are under relentless pressure to reduce costs. They increasingly rely on systems integrators and equipment suppliers to design and install versatile stamping lines with quick-change capabilities. A notable case was that of a truck frame and chassis components manufacturer. It worked with vendors to develop a line that processes material up to 0.280 in. thick and 72 in. wide, in a range of yield strengths, in three forms – coil, blanks, or sheet.

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