Selected articles from September/October 2009 issue published on TheFabricator.com:
Stamping high-strength steel, rather than mild steel, requires a different press system design approach. Standard presses are not designed to withstand the forces associated with HSS. A link drive can reduce the impact when the upper die touches the blank holder, and a heavier-than-normal press frame minimizes deflection.
Lean manufacturing and an integrated transfer press cell conversion helped deep-draw stamper Truex, Pawtucket, R.I., to diversify its product mix and expand into new markets.
There are several ways to shorten the die design-build-die tryout process to keep diemaking from becoming a bottleneck.
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