STAMPING Journal®

July/August 2011

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 2011 issue available online:

Toll processor far from finished - TheFabricator.com

Toll processor far from finished

July 8, 2011

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Becky and Michael Miniea purchased processing company that was in dire financial straits in the months after 9/11, and with a commitment offerings and its customers, Specialty Metals Processing is now in a position to survive whatever this economy can throw at it.

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Choosing the best transfer solution - TheFabricator.com

Choosing the best transfer solution

July 8, 2011

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Servo transfer modules can help transform unused stamping press capacity into a viable metal forming resource. However, before a stamper can explore this newfound capability, it needs to determine just what type of transfer technology makes sense.

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5 pitfalls to avoid when implementing SMED - TheFabricator.com

5 pitfalls to avoid when implementing SMED

July 5, 2011

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Single-minute exchange of dies is a lean manufacturing concept that has grown beyond the world of metal forming. It now stands for any lean exercise that attempts to reduce changeover time to single-digit minutes. In implementing such a program, manufacturing managers need to understand the common pitfalls that plague these efforts.

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