STAMPING Journal®

January/February 2009

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 January/February 2009 issue available online:

Pneumatic Press

Pneumatic press advances expand its applications into stamping

February 24, 2009

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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.

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In-die joining transforms press into assembly system, Part II

February 24, 2009

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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.

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Coil Shape problem

Controlling flat-rolled shape

February 10, 2009

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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.

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How do I calculate tonnage in progressive stamping?

January 27, 2009

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Editor's Note: Below is the completeSTAMPING Journal® Ask the Expert column, which was published in the Jan/Feb 2009 issue: Q: How do I calculate press tonnage in progressive stamping? A: (Dennis Cattell)You have to review the total amount of work being done by the press at each progression...

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Mining lucrative medical device prospects

January 27, 2009

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The medical device industry segment holds promise for growth, and profit for stamping companies willing to work within its regulations and challenges.

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