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  Stamping Technology
Introducing basic tool making nowledge to toolmakers, technicians and deisgners.
  Steel heat treatment
Tool steels are groups into six types: high speed, hot work, cold work, shock resisting, special purpose and water hardening
 

 

 

Tool Die Basic
This article is intended to introduce basic tool making knowledge to beginner toolmakers, die maintenance technicians and press technicians. We will first define what is a stamping die and difference types of stamping dies exists in the market. One of the best tool die article online.
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Matrix High-Speed Steels--Economical Alternative to Powders
If fracturing, chipping and microchipping plague your tooling, consider using a new breed of tool steel. This technical article tells you all you need to know.
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Capitalizing on Heavy-Gauge Precision Blanking
The addition of a multi-blanking line during tough manufacturing times helped this service center position itself for better times. This article was written by an technical consultant.
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Punching Aluminum
Turret-press tools coated with a proprietary TiCN coating deliver big benefits to Time-O-Matic's aluminum sheetmetal-fabrication shop. read this technical article.
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Magnetic Tools Boost Blanking Output
Magnetic sheet-handling devices have a successful track record contributing to the efficiency, safety and productivity of blanking operations. Great technical article from consultant in metal stamping.
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Mechanical Presses on the Move--Part 1
Here we present several recent case studies, covering a variety of applications for mechanical presses.
PART 1 OF 2
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Mechanical Presses on the Move--Part 2
Here we present several recent case studies, covering a variety of applications for mechanical presses.
PART 2 OF 2 More tool die related articles on mechanical presses..
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Benefit from Breakthroughs in Wire-EDM Technology
Technical articles on faster material removal, tighter inside-corner radii and slashed spark-to-spark times between cuts make newly introduced wire-EDM technology worth looking into.
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Selecting, heat treating and Maintaining Cold-Work Tooling
The secret to improving the performance of cold-work tooling boils down to applying the same metallurgical discipline that has served tool-and-die shops for generations.
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Powder-Metallurgy Tool Steels--An Overview
These steels have been in use for some 30 years, improving tool life in a multitude of applications. Red on to this technical article. Search this article to learn more.
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Advanced Ceramics Excel in High-Speed Metalforming Tools
Although traditional ceramics are known for being brittle in nature, newly developed advanced ceramics can be very useful in precision metalforming applications.
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Die Design and Validation Software: Seeing is Believing
Christy Industries relies on finite-element-analysis software for automotive draw-die development.
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Matrix High-Speed Steels--Economical Alternative to Powders
If fracturing, chipping and microchipping plague your tooling, consider using a new breed of tool steel.
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Part-Eject Problem Solved: Gas Spring to the Rescue
Faced with unruly die-maintenance procedures needed to keep tools stamping small-diameter dawn automotive parts, Jena Tool finds success with a new nitrogen-gas spring.
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3D Design for Complex Prog Dies
Wiegel Tool Works recently made the switch from 2D to solid modeling, cutting design time by a third. Highly recommenced technical paper for metal stamper.
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Simulation Confirms Deep-Draw Die Design
Research shows how finite-element modeling can improve progressive-die design for deep-drawing applications without time-consuming and costly trial and error.
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Punching Aluminum
Turret-press tools coated with a proprietary TiCN coating deliver big benefits to Time-O-Matic's aluminum sheetmetal-fabrication shop.
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In-Die Tapping Inside and Out
In-die tapping jobs can be the most profitable jobs in any stamping shop. Here we review options available to stampers in this technical tool die article / paper.
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New CrN Tool Coatings Keep Going and Going and Going...
PVD-applied chromium-nitride coatings on form tools and cutting-tool edges last longer than other coatings and go on with minimal heating of the tool. Technical paper
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