STAMPING Journal®

November/December 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 November/December 2013 issue available online:

Establishing a die preventive maintenance program, Part I - TheFabricator.com

Establishing a die preventive maintenance program, Part I

November 1, 2013

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To realize the importance of a good die preventive maintenance program, all a stamper has to do is recall the last time a press line shut down because of a major die problem. The downtime and reaction of the frustrated customer likely are hard to forget. The associated costs, however, aren’t typically documented. That shouldn’t be the case, because those costs can be very important in trying to convince management that a robust tooling maintenance program is worth every cent invested in it.

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Make your hydraulic stamping press retrofit energy-fit - TheFabricator.com

Make your hydraulic stamping press retrofit energy-fit

November 1, 2013

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Most stampers don’t think twice about running a hydraulic press like it has been run for the last 20 years. By doing so, they are losing out on dramatic cost savings associated with a possible energy-saving retrofit that’s centered around a smart variable-speed pump drive.

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An overview of coil handling devices - TheFabricator.com

An overview of coil handling devices

October 31, 2013

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: Do you have the right below-the-hook lifting equipment for your material handling needs? Not many metal formers ask themselves that question, but they probably should, especially if they are concerned about eliminating possible coil damage and keeping employees safe.

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