STAMPING Journal®

July/August 2002

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 July/August 2002 issue available online:

Automobile fuel tanks

Hydroforming of passenger car fuel tanks

October 24, 2002

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Passenger car fuel tanks have for many years been made out of plastic. To reduce MTBE leaks in the groundwater, the Department of Energy, The State of California, and the Western States Petroleum Association are studying material alternatives such as high-strength steel, stainless steel and aluminum gas tanks.

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Take a break and learn to unwind

July 25, 2002

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The decoiling equipment you choose can make a difference down the line in pressroom operations. Here are some basic guidelines on coil cradles, pallet decoilers, and mandrel reels to make that decision easier.

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Camber-free slitting for successful stamping

July 25, 2002

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For large volume parts runs, problems such as misfeeds, off-center hits and inadequate transfer webbing can cause slitting-induced strip camber. The production of camber-free slitting requires proper material selection, tooling, techniques and inspection practices.

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