Dynamic Die: Elevating Stamping Efficiency Through Design

In the world of stamping parts, from the inception of a request for quote (RFQ) to tooling design and production, there’s often a significant gap between design and manufacturability. A part that takes manufacturability into account can navigate this journey more smoothly, with minimal downtime due to tooling design and production misalignments. While many parts… Continue reading Dynamic Die: Elevating Stamping Efficiency Through Design

Dynamic Die Supply: Explores Mechanical and Servo Options for Metal Stampers

The Fabricator offers valuable insights into the ongoing search for improved efficiency and effectiveness among stamping manufacturers in the 21st century. When considering the purchase of a new press, the decision between an eccentric-gear or link-drive mechanical press and a servo mechanical press requires careful consideration. Factors such as the materials being stamped, run times,… Continue reading Dynamic Die Supply: Explores Mechanical and Servo Options for Metal Stampers

Die Science: What makes a Class A die a Class A die?

Class A – Type 1The first type of class A die typically is a larger drawing and stretching die for producing parts that require a completely smooth and defect-free surface. Exterior automobile body panels such as outer doors, hoods, roofs, fenders, and trunk lids are classic examples of parts made with this tooling. The forming… Continue reading Die Science: What makes a Class A die a Class A die?

Die Science: Finding the root cause of stamping failures

If you work in a sheet metal stamping operation or in a die building shop, you probably hear this frequently. Yes, die design is critical, but it’s only one element essential for manufacturing quality stamped parts. Variables such as the material’s mechanical properties, press speed and accuracy, lubricant type and application method, tool temperature, drawing… Continue reading Die Science: Finding the root cause of stamping failures

Design tips, techniques for stamping BIW

How do you design a sheet metal part to deliver good body structures performance? If you are looking for a single and magical response, sorry; it doesn’t exist. But some design best practices often help to achieve the expected body structures performance and prevent potential problems. Some attribute problems can be managed by using different… Continue reading Design tips, techniques for stamping BIW

Stamping Press and Press Type, Introduce You The Type of These Presses Function and Machining

What are punches and presses?This machine has a frame, which is equipped with a bed, ram moving equipment, a mechanism that drives the movement of the stamping column, and dies and punches designed for a certain stamping work. Among them, dies and punches are the tools needed to complete the shaping, ironing, punching, lowering, slotting… Continue reading Stamping Press and Press Type, Introduce You The Type of These Presses Function and Machining

The Principle and Difference Between Punching and Blanking Die Processing Technology

What is Punching?The punching process refers to punching various graphics on steel, leather, cloth, wood, and other materials to meet different needs. Compared with sheet punching, pipe punching has many similarities in terms of deformation properties and deformation characteristics, but because the pipe is a hollow cylindrical blank, the wall of the pipe is in… Continue reading The Principle and Difference Between Punching and Blanking Die Processing Technology

Designing progressive dies

The decision to produce a part progressively is usually determined by two factors: the volume of production and the complexity of the part. These two factors are instrumental in the design and construction of the tooling. It is important to address all factors that will contribute to the desired level of part quality, tool maintenance,… Continue reading Designing progressive dies