September/October 2009

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Selected articles from the September/October 2009 issue available online:

press cutting high strength material

Mild steel to HSS: Not just a spec change - Part I

September 25, 2009

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.

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truex stamped parts

Hose partsmaker's lean journey leads to transfer press cell conversion

September 24, 2009

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.

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accelerating diemaking

Accelerating Diemaking

September 24, 2009

There are several ways to shorten the die design-build-die tryout process to keep diemaking from becoming a bottleneck.

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