Tag: stamping

12

Nov2012

TRIPLE TOOL LIFE

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TRIPLE TOOL LifeThere are tooling costs, and then there are tooling costs Historically, running 410 stainless in our fourslide department (more on fourslides here) went something like this; monitoring the produced parts for burrs. As they increase in size, shut down, sharpen the tool, restart / repeat until production run is complete.  In this ... Read More

14

Sep2012

THE ART OF FOURSLIDE

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THE ART OF FOURSLIDESo What is a Fourslide Machine? A fourslide is a machine used to form small stamped components out of wire stock or coils of steel.  Essentially, the machine is a horizontally arranged stamping press.  This horizontal design is really the key to how the machine operates.  Moving slides, that ... Read More

14

Sep2012

DIE BASICS

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DIE BASICSA Beginners Guide To Stamping Dies The art of metal forming is a pretty complex and complicated process. A good working knowledge of the dies used to form sheet metal can be very helpful when discussing your next project.  This article is intended to give a high level overview of metal forming, ... Read More