STAMPING Journal®

January/February 2013

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.


More Info Subscribe Free

Selected articles from the January/February 2013 issue available online:

Feed with care - TheFabricator.com

Feed with care

January 10, 2013

By:

Although many of the traditional coil-handling rules apply, processing coated coil material requires additional considerations. Stampers need to check for equipment clearances and alignment at every point where the finished material surface may contact another surface.

Continue Reading

Die springs put on the pressure - TheFabricator.com

Die springs put on the pressure

January 10, 2013

By:

Without something to manage and absorb pressure, a die set would cease to function properly. This is why die spring selection--which considers spring size, travel, number, and placement within the tool--is so critical.

Continue Reading

Not your father’s fineblanking - TheFabricator.com

Not your father’s fineblanking

January 8, 2013

By:

Fineblankng now can produce not only flat parts, but also those with 3-D features, often to size and position tolerances of less than +/- 0.025 mm. It also offers extremely high part-to-part repeatability; the first part and the millionth part are identical. A confluence of technologies has made such parts a reality.

Continue Reading

Managing coil more cost-effectively - TheFabricator.com

Managing coil more cost-effectively

November 9, 2012

By:

A supply chain is only as strong as every link. That's why more metal formers are leaning on their material suppliers to improve their coil and sheet management. A couple of metal service centers offer up some advice for those metal stampers looking to do more.

Continue Reading

Stamper blazes a trail with in-die laser welding - TheFabricator.com

Stamper blazes a trail with in-die laser welding

November 9, 2012

By:

In-die capabilities are an important weapon in a metal stamper's arsenal. These capabilities provide the means to create assemblies as a strip of coil quickly moves through a progressive-die setup. Weiss-Aug, East Hanover, N.J., is taking that competitive edge to the next level by offering in-die laser welding to its customer base.

Continue Reading

Repair, rebuild, or scrap the press? - TheFabricator.com

Repair, rebuild, or scrap the press?

November 2, 2012

By:

From the perspective of a field service professional, the choice to repair, rebuild, or look for a new press isn't that hard of a decision. It's just a matter of clearly looking at the current shape of the press and what it will take to get it up to performance specs.

Continue Reading