Forming Hinges in a Turret Press Just Got SimplerOctober 1, 2012
Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, MN, now can form several different types, lengths and diameters of hinges for a variety of applications using Mate Hinge Tooling. Use the tooling to form hinges from mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel in thicknesses ranging from 0.030 to 0.060 in., incorporating pin diameters from 0.062 to 0.188 in.
Hinge Tooling operation in the press is simple. Knuckles are formed from a pre-punched flat sheet containing the tabs for the forming operations. Two tools are used to make three hits:
• Hit one with Tool 1 produces the radius at the end of the knuckle.
• Hit two with Tool 1 produces the radius at the beginning of the knuckle.
• Hit three with Tool 2 curls the form to complete the knuckle.
Available in all tooling styles and station sizes, Mate Hinge Tooling is made from high-speed tool steel.Mate Precision Tooling: 800/328-4492; www.mate.com
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