May 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 May 2009 issue available online:

hydraulic compression molding

Hydraulic presses perform compression molding

May 11, 2009


Many companies in the aerospace, automotive, sporting goods, and wind energy industry segments are using composites and thermoplastics to augment and support metal stampings.

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hot stamping forming part

10 Hot-stamping HSS FAQs

April 1, 2009

Hot stamping, also called hot forming or press hardening, is the process of forming metal while it is very hot (in excess of 900 C degrees) and then quenching it (cooling it quickly) in the die. The process converts low-tensile strength metal to a very high-strength steel (150 to 200 kilopounds per square inch (KSI).

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