April 30, 2010
The automotive industry is looking to hybrid electric and fully electric vehicles to electrify the effort to lessen or eliminate fuel emissions and to achieve the new fuel standards. Lithium-ion is considered by many to be the most promising of automotive batteries because of its potential for longer ranges.
March 9, 2010
While it may seem as though movies and popcorn have always co-existed, the automatic popcorn machine actually was invented by Charles Cretor in 1893—before the first motion picture premiered. A century and a quarter-century later, manufacturer C. Cretors & Company, Chicago, celebrates its anniversary, success, and outright survival—bending and adapting through two world wars, the Great Depression, the advent of automobiles, television, the electronic age, dot.comera, globalization—and motion pictures.
March 9, 2010
Family-owned, fifth-generation manufacturer Irwin Seating Co., headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich. has been thinking about the comfort and functionality of the public seating it has manufactured for more than 100 years. The company's 35 presses are used to stamp the components that support the seats, mount them to the floor, and attach them to the backs; as well as pivots, brackets, and other internal mechanisms. Irwin does all the stamping, welding painting, and upholstery work in its 470,000-sq.-ft. facility. Some of the seating company's recent projects include the stadium seating for the New Jersey Devils, Miami Heat, and the Indiana Colts.
December 8, 2009
There's something eerie about a prediction that comes to pass. When Fritz Henderson was announced as Rick Waggoner's replacement as GM's CEO on March 30, a business blog headline read Fritz Henderson May Not Last Long at GM. The blog, by John Gapper, associate editor and chief... Continue Reading
September 22, 2009
Alternative power trains, advanced propulsion technologies, and automotive battery power are all the buzz. At the NanoBusiness Alliance conference I attended in September in Chicago, a great deal of discussion centered around announcements of the $2 billion U.S. federal grants awarded from the... Continue Reading
June 22, 2009
La principal tendencia en prensa frenos de seguridad es garantizar la seguridad sin sacrificar velocidad o los operadores que dificultan la capacidad de trabajar de manera eficiente, por ejemplo los fabricantes de frenos de prensa. Esto empieza con herramientas, incluyendo segmentado o sectionalized herramientas que es más ligera y fácil de manejar; caractersticas de seguridad que impiden que las herramientas no garantizada de la cada, y un menor número de cambios de herramientas. Además, se logra con cortinas de luz, cámara y visión basada en sensores, mecánica y laterales y traseras, los guardias, as como la automatización y robots.
May 28, 2009
This article showcases the success story of stamper and tube fabricator A.T. Wall Company, which gained entry with a new customer and strengthened its foothold in a lucrative market segment by redesigning a machined component as a stamped components,saving costs for its customer in the process.
May 21, 2009
En el mercado global de nuestros días, si su costo por parte no es suficientemente bajo, puede no obtener el trabajo—o peor aún, no obtendrá ganacias del trabajo. Usted necesita una prensa adecuada para la aplicación. Est gúia le ayudará a contester sus preguntas sobre la selección de prensas.
October 10, 2008
Chicago"s crime rate decreased by 3.8 percent in 2007, according to an article in the January 25 issue of the Chicago Tribune.I may know why.After a pleasant day watching my beloved CUBs (yes they are still beloved, despite their inability to break The Curse) at Wrigley Field recently, my wallet... Continue Reading
July 15, 2008
Stampers can take some steps to position themselves for work from automotive "transplants." In some cases, it's just a matter of being there--literally--locating in proximity. It's important to adhere to the unique requirements for material, practices.
April 15, 2008
When you stamp 100 million automotive parts annually, as does Tennessee Stampings LLC, Portland, Tenn., you might accept die collisions as just part of the "traffic statistics." Not so. Before the dies ever hit the high-speed presses, they are properly sensored to prevent downtime, accelerate production.