STAMPING Journal®

November/December

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 November/December issue available online:

Don’t overlook the heat-treat - TheFabricator.com

Don’t overlook the heat-treat for tool steels

November 7, 2011

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Proper heat treatment is essential to optimize tool steel properties. This entails not only selecting the appropriate time and temperature parameters for the grade involved, but also equipment fully capable of doing the job at hand. Toolmakers should talk with their heat treat facilities to ensure that when it comes to heat treating requirements, everyone is on the same page.

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How press maintenance and safety interwine - TheFabricator.com

How press maintenance and safety intertwine

November 7, 2011

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How press maintenance and safety intertwine.

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Collect, recycle, reap the benefits - TheFabricator.com

Stamping lubrication: Collect, recycle, reap the benefits

November 7, 2011

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A recycling strategy shouldn’t be implemented in isolation but instead be part of a broader lubrication strategy. Shop managers should first determine what lubricant their stamped parts require; how and where this lubricant needs to be applied; and how part geometry affects lubricant usage and reclamation practices.

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