Selected articles from April 2004 issue published on TheFabricator.com:
The metal stamping industry is facing many challenges, such as increased raw material prices, pressure from automotive industry OEM and Tier 1 and Tier 2 customers to cut costs, and increased competition from low-cost offshore stampers.
Servo-powered presses will not replace all flywheel mechanical presses. Each technology has its advantages and disadvantages, depending on the stamping application.
Successful metal forming, stamping, and deep drawing depend on three basic elements: the metal substrate, tooling, and lubrication.
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