Dennis Cattell

The Minster Machine Co.
240 W. Fifth St.
Minster, OH 45865

Phone: 419-628-2331
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How do I calculate tonnage in progressive stamping?

January 27, 2009


This article the complete STAMPING Journal® Ask the Expert column, as answered by columnist Dennis Cattell of The Minster Machine Co., and published in the Jan/Feb 2009 issue:

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Mechanical press diagram

Stamping 101: Anatomy of a Mechanical Press

January 15, 2008


Stamped components are made by forming, drawing, trimming, blanking, or piercing metal—in sheet or coil form—between two halves (upper and lower) of a press tool, called a die. The upper member (or members) are attached to slide (or slides) of the press, and the lower member is clamped or bolted to the bed or bolster. The die is designed to create the shape and size of a component. The two halves of the die are brought together in the press. Both force (load) and accuracy are required to achieve the repeatability and tolerance demands.

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