STAMPING Journal®

July/August 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.


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Selected articles from the July/August 2013 issue available online:

Warm forming of alloys in the auto industry - TheFabricator.com

Warm forming of alloys in the auto industry

June 28, 2013

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While stampers struggle with traditional forming of aluminum alloys, particularly in the automotive industry, they should know that research is currently underway to make this tough job easier. Warm forming of certain aluminum alloys is a real possibility when it comes to stamping parts from these difficult-to-work-with materials.

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An overview of tooling coatings - TheFabricator.com

An overview of tooling coatings

June 28, 2013

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The ranks within the tool and die community have thinned with the shop closures and business consolidations that followed the Great Recession. As a result, the depth of knowledge about tooling coatings has decreased as well in recent years. This primer is intended to provide a quick explanation of the most common tooling coatings for those that need a quick education.

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Leveling beyond the coil - TheFabricator.com

Leveling beyond the coil

June 28, 2013

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Not all metal forming jobs are done off the coil, so what can stampers do to ensure that the metal is level? They can use a stand-alone hydraulic roller leveler to ensure parts meet original specs.

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