STAMPING Journal®

January 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 January 2007 issue available online:

Hot stamping diagram

Hot-stamping boron-alloyed steels for automotive parts - Part II

January 18, 2007

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Compared with cold-formed parts, hot-stamped parts provide better formability at high temperatures and exhibit no springback on the final part.

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Cutting shear

Solving punch breakage problems - Part II

January 9, 2007

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Cutting shear, or the angle ground into the end of a punch, has a big effect on punch deflection and breakage, as well as press tonnage required. Retainers, which hold the punch to the die shoe, also are important. The backing plates, ball lock punch retainers, and headed styles of punches and retainers all require careful consideration.

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Sheet metal resistance

Draw forming, Part VI

January 9, 2007

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Energy input at one location in a part during forming is redistributed throughout the part as the forming process advances. The result must be an adequate force transmitted back to the location of target strains and displacements.

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Carbon steel prices 07

Metals upsets, offsets, and onsets in 2007

January 9, 2007

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Metal fabricators should see price relief on U.S. carbon steel hot-rolled band prices going into the first quarter of 2007, with prices expected to bottom out at $500 to $540 per ton early in the first quarter, depending on the mill source. In February through April, prices should begin to rebound...

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