STAMPING Journal®

March/April 2002

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 March/April 2002 issue available online:

Forklift truck diagram

Buying a used forklift—wisely

April 15, 2002

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When purchasing a used forklift truck carefully look at maintenance records, give the vehicle a thorough inspection, and a test drive. The article features an in-depth inspection checklist.

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Sheet hydroforming diagram

Sheet hydroforming in automotive applications

April 15, 2002

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Sheet hydroforming can be used in the automotive industry for forming alloys with low formability and prototype applications, among other handy applications.

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Shock reduction methods for hydraulic presses

March 14, 2002

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Ever wonder how to determine and fix shock on hydraulic pressing operations? The author offers an explanation on how to step a press, reduce blank shock, and eliminate up-stroke shock.

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Galling reduction through die surface treatment

March 14, 2002

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This brief article describes how tool galling occurs in stamping and describes results of tests on how TiCN, Hard-Cr, and CrCN were used on sample parts to help reduce galling.

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Coil feed line machine

Maintaining a coil feed line for optimum production

March 14, 2002

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Looking for maintenance guidelines for coil feed lines? Find them here, in checklist terms, for coil cars, reels,straighteners, threading tables, and feeds.

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