STAMPING Journal®

October 2006

STAMPING Journal® is the only industrial publication dedicated solely to serving the needs of the metal stamping market. In 1987 the American Metal Stamping Association broadened its horizons and renamed itself and its publication, known then as Metal Stamping. Print subscriptions are free to qualified stamping professionals in North America.


More Info Subscribe Free

Selected articles from the October 2006 issue available online:

Overcoming deformity by design

October 10, 2006

By:

Achieving typical goals in stamping, such as zero development and fewer labor requirements, is made easier when the progressive die strip is kept level through the entire progression. Keeping the strip level can eliminate wave problems caused by incorrect pilot/lifter use occurring in punch forming.

Continue Reading

Multipoint-control die cushion systems for stamping complex parts - Part II

October 10, 2006

By:

In deep drawing of complex, asymmetrical parts such as stainless steel kitchen sinks, blank holder force (BHF) needs to be controlled locally to regulate the flow of the sheet metal. An MPC blank holder system allows this control by placing individually programmable cushion pins around the blank perimeter, with an appropriate BHF selected at each pin location.

Continue Reading

Setting up progressive dies - Part II

October 10, 2006

By:

Proper feeding, scrap removal, and shut height calibration are essential for good die setup.

Continue Reading

automotive brake assembly

Bigger is better

October 10, 2006

By:

All automotive suppliers, regardless of size, find themselves facing a business environment more challenging than any they have previously experienced. Size with the economies of scale it brings is just one of numerous strategies that can be used to cope with the demanding nature of today's automotive industry.

Continue Reading

Transfer technology

October 10, 2006

Venest Industries, an automotive parts supplier based in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, needed an automated transfer system that could be parked away from the machine bed during progressive operations and die changes, so that new dies could be delivered to the press via an overhead crane.

Continue Reading