STAMPING Journal®

August 2007

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.


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Selected articles from the August 2007 issue available online:

Punches

12 ways to boost punch life

August 8, 2007

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High-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) steels require new ways of thinking about extending punch life. At the same time, there are many tried- and-true techniques that still work.

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Fastblanking cycle diagram

Blanking developments - Part II

August 8, 2007

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Fineblanking in various forms is increasingly becoming accepted by the automotive industry for producing sheet metal components with smooth edges that don't require additional finishing operations.

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Vibro Slugger Model 850B

Move heavy loads with less cost

August 8, 2007

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The rugged-duty "Slugger" Model 850B Transporter Conveying System, by Vibro Industries, has been reengineered to provide several distinct benefits that improve quality and reduce operating costs.First, the Slugger 850B now provides 100% oil-less operation and is 100% air operated (no springs)....

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SEYI Presses

Select an equipment supplier to meet global production requirements

August 8, 2007

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Current economic, logistic, and financial conditions are forcing many companies to expand their stamping production around the world. When manufacturers are planning these facilities, it is important to develop close relationships with equipment suppliers that can meet their requirements, anywhere...

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Schuler Engineer

Maintain a reliable press system with today's competitive pressures

August 8, 2007

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Each press shop is unique in terms of equipment, people, skills and budgets available to support maintenance and engineering.Schuler has developed an "a la carte" service and engineering offering that can be tailored to specific goals and operations, depending on the needs of the facility.The...

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P/A Feeder

Spec the correct feed line

August 8, 2007

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Many factors are taken into consideration when ordering feed lines. To show how to spec this equipment could fill up this magazine, but this article is intended to show what information to supply to get the best possible results.Ordering the StraightenerThe straightener is the most specific piece...

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minster machine

Maximize your capital equipment investment

August 8, 2007

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Metalforming machinery is never purchased – it's an investment. And as with any investment, the ultimate objective is to maximize your return.In an ever-changing manufacturing environment, flexibility has emerged as the leading attribute toward optimizing capital investments."Whether you...

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Off center loaded dies diagram

Choose the right press for running off-center loaded dies

August 8, 2007

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In a perfect world, all tooling and dies would create perfectly balanced loads across the bed of a press. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world and many manufacturers are required to design production systems that require off-center loading in their presses. The reality is that...

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Almetals staff

Ask for help

August 8, 2007

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Simply stated, ask. According to a recent Purchasing Magazine survey, buyers say they expect their distributor suppliers to provide them with the lowest prices and highest service levels. Separately, distributors say buyers do press them to provide more information, especially on pricing...

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Aida montage

Choose a metalforming solutions partner that can help you increase profits in a lean market

August 8, 2007

AIDA understands that stampers must respond to market demands or most likely they will not survive. For North American stampers, the need to maintain a competitive profile continues to dictate the necessity for flexible metalforming equipment choices that can meet current job demands and future...

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Coil end joiner

Implementing a coil-end joiner

August 8, 2007

After adding a coil-end joiner, automotive stamper Pax Machine Works increased its productivity approximately 33 percent, reduced its scrap, and created a safer working environment.

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Hydraulic press technology

Turning it around (fast)

August 8, 2007

While other Midwest manufacturers are struggling, plumbing manufacturer Bradley Corp. is projecting it will double in size in the next four years. This growth is attributed to the company's flexibility—its ability to adapt equipment, processes, and scheduling to quickly turn around incoming customer orders.

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Select the right storage rack system for your needs

August 8, 2007

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The storage requirements for warehouses and distribution centers are unique to each operation. The most productive and cost-effective system may necessitate several different types of rack-storage working in unison. After analyzing customer needs, the optimum system is designed, manufactured and...

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Tool steel diagram

Cutting tooling costs: Part II

August 1, 2007

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To stay competitive in today’s market, stampers must build dies from materials that adequately perform with as little maintenance as possible. Appropriate tool steels can be cold-rolled steel to solid carbide. The key is to know when to use a lower-grade steel and when to use a higher-grade tool steel.

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