Step-by-step process for rebuilding a mechanical stamping press gearbox

Sometimes, when parts are not stamped properly, it’s not the die that’s at fault; it’s that the press has become out of square or alignment. Machining the bolster, bed plates, uprights, crowns, and gearboxes can get a worn press back to square. Although the bolster, bed plates, and uprights often can be machined on-site, the… Continue reading Step-by-step process for rebuilding a mechanical stamping press gearbox

Traveling Clamps for Metal Stamping

Pascal Engineering will present an array of quick-die-change (QDC) solutions for stamping presses, all of which can automate processes to help improve productivity and reduce downtime. One integral part of a QDC system is clamping, and Pascal’s traveling clamps are driven by an air cylinder which allows their strokes to double. Starring at FABTECH: the… Continue reading Traveling Clamps for Metal Stamping

The Challenges of Precision Metal Stamping

A Research and Markets report claims that by 2027 the global metal stamping market will have grown to $250 billion. With demand increasing and evolving tools and new materials for precision metal stamping, the industry must equally adjust to meet the demand. Today’s metal rolling techniques are more progressive than conventional hand processes, but manufacturers… Continue reading The Challenges of Precision Metal Stamping

The Different Types of Cold Work Metalworking Processes

There is a high chance that specific shapes and mechanical properties are required when sourcing an alloy product for an industrial, medical, or consumer application. This is where cold working processes come in. Cold work involves any metalworking process where the alloy is plastically deformed below its recrystallization temperature. Each alloy has a distinct recrystallization… Continue reading The Different Types of Cold Work Metalworking Processes

Rerollers: The Growing Need for Metal Stampers

These are the precision rerollers that produce the dimensional and metallurgical properties that exceed the capabilities of the equipment and narrow size range offered by most service centers. Rerollers are becoming increasingly important each year as companies seek ways to enhance production, increase cost efficiency and, at the same time, produce a better level of… Continue reading Rerollers: The Growing Need for Metal Stampers

Difference Between Multi-Slide and Progressive Die Stamping

Various manufacturing processes require the use of precision metal-stamped products made from slit coil steel, copper, and brass, among other materials. These products are manufactured using power press stamping machines specifically built to produce parts from coiled metal or another similar material. There is more than one type of stamping machine. The first is the… Continue reading Difference Between Multi-Slide and Progressive Die Stamping

Many traditional power press metal stamping companies can perform one only one action: single stroke, short-run stamping.

Many traditional power press metal stamping companies can perform one only one action: single stroke, short-run stamping.progressive-stamped-partsThis process requires one tool for each operation needed to make a finished part — meaning long lead times, high labor costs, and an inability to create intricate or tight-tolerance parts. Luckily there is a stamping process called progressive… Continue reading Many traditional power press metal stamping companies can perform one only one action: single stroke, short-run stamping.

The Four Slide Metal Stamping Advantage

Metal stamping is used to turn cold sheet metal and other materials — such as copper and brass — into high-performing products and parts that can be used in various industrial and manufacturing processes. Traditionally, power press stamping machines are built to blank and stamp metal parts; these machines are ideal for simple, straightforward operations.… Continue reading The Four Slide Metal Stamping Advantage