Selected articles from January/February 2009 issue published on TheFabricator.com:
The medical device industry segment holds promise for growth, and profit for stamping companies willing to work within its regulations and challenges.
What processes do you need to make sure your coil is flat? What is flat enough? You need to determine where you are at the start, where you want to end up, and how to get there. Once you have determined which shape problem you have you can determine which type of equipment is effective in controlling it.
In-die joining systems help stamping shops to expand their operations to include sub-assemblies and full assemblies without additional downstream equipment and processes, so they can carve out a bigger share of the production work.
At nearly half the cost of conventional stamping equipment and a small footprint (3 to 210 tons), the pneumatic press may be the answer for some operations. Traditionally, the technology has been associated with roll forming operations, but advances in the technology have made it an option for day-to-day stamping operations as well.
Looking for more issues of STAMPING Journal®? Click Here!