Facing the “perfect storm” of die design and development—dramatic increases in stamped-part complexity along with compressed customer timelines—led the management team at 3-Dimensional Services Group, in 2015, to invest in new simulation software. The company now regularly calls on the software to help manage blank development, evaluate stamped-part and process feasibility, and generate and simulate alternative die-face designs.
Eliminating that waste led the firm to purchase five seats of AutoForm.
Its team of die designers use three AutoForm modules: StampingAdvisor,
DieDesigner and Compensator.
“We use them constantly,” says Primo Tongko III, CAD room senior tool-design leader. “Before AutoForm, everything was done manually. Merely developing a blank could take weeks and consume a lot of material. Now, every part that comes in we run through AutoForm.”
We understand this and will work closely with you to determine what equipment will best suit your needs. With the broadest range of mechanical and servo presses in the market today, at very competitive prices, Stamtec can certainly provide a viable solution and first-class equipment for you, or point you in the right direction if we are not a good fit. Give us a call today at 931-393-5050, and let’s work together to find your best solution.
solutions for improving productivity, choosing OEM or retrofit
components, and reducing costs with planned maintenance through our
in-depth white paper, case studies, and tools. Since 1995, Torque
Technologies has provided the metalforming industry with OEM and
retrofit solutions while building a reputation for outstanding
performance, product design and quality.
Steel- and aluminum-product provider Superior Die Set Corp., Oak Creek, WI, has aligned with Tool Planners, Inc. to establish Superior Die Set as the exclusive distributor of Tool Planners’ DieEstimator software. The die cost-estimating software promises to provide Superior Die Set customers with greater consistency and more accurate pricing compared to using ballpark estimates when die costs.
is a leading global manufacturer of conventional and servo-mechanical
stamping presses from 28 to 2,750 tons. Press models are designed to
meet all your needs: progressive die, transfer, tandem lines, and
specialty applications. SEYI always has presses in stock up to 660 tons
for quick delivery.
Press, based in Windsor, ON, & Service base in Portland, TN,
provides a complete line of Mechanical, Servo and Hydraulic Presses
including custom bed areas, stroke lengths, shut heights and large
windows as required. The Presses range in capacity from 200 to 3500+
tons, with optional high-tech equipment and stock inventory of Gap Frame
& Straight Sided presses available. Contact Eagle Press for your
Performance Metals (UPM), Hamilton, OH, a distributor of
high-performance metal alloys, has implemented the Stratix metal service
center software from Invera. Stratix features include online production
planning, coil- and sheet-processing functions, shop-floor receipt of
steel coils, shop-floor production recording and online shipment
One feature proving particularly beneficial to UPM is online Order
Status Inquiry, which allows staff to provide and review the status of a
customer's sales order at a single glance, regardless of where the
order is being processed.
Tower connects metal stampers and tool shops with advanced metalworking fluid technology. With hazard-free products and 87 years of experience, you’ll get the best lubricant solution for your process. Let us help you solve your problem or simply make life easier. Isn’t that what we want for 2021?
Products manufactures and sells a patented Slug Retention Machine known
worldwide as SlugKeeper. This portable machine puts SlugKeeper grooves
into the die cavity wall to keep the slug retained in the die cavity and
prevent slugs from pulling back onto the die block surface. This unique
device uses a pneumatically powered grinder coupled with a digital
micrometer to precisely machine a small, angled groove into the die
cavity's sidewall in a stamping die. This groove prevents slugs from
pulling onto the die surface where they can damage the production strip,
the stamped part, or the stamping die itself.
part of a reorganization designed to focus the company on its additive
manufacturing technology and offerings, 3D Systems agreed to sell
Cimatron Ltd. and its related subsidiaries, which operate the Cimatron
integrated CAD/CAM software and GibbsCAM CNC programming software
businesses, to Battery Ventures, a technology-focused investment firm,
for $65 million. Cimatron and GibbsCAM will join a Battery
Ventures-backed manufacturing portfolio that includes SigmaTek Systems, a
CAD/CAM software provider for the metal fabrication industry.
for digital solutions for solving your stamping issues? FST, Forming
Simulation Technologies Inc., is the authorized US distributor of the
market leading stamping simulation solution, J-STAMP from Japan. We
specialize in helping Tool and Die shops solve complex issues of
formability, springback and springback compensation, efficiently and
cost effectively. Michigan based FST has more than 25 years of
experience working with the stamping Industry. For more information,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.formingsimulation.com.
have 40 years of experience in providing line-side and plant-wide
lubrication solutions. Using a comprehensive approach, we assess your
operations to ensure that you get the right combination of equipment and
services for your needs. We will improve your tooling performance and
help create a cleaner safer workspace.
Packaging, Inc. helps companies in the metalforming industry save money
and improve quality by preventing rust on their metal parts using VCI
(Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor) technology. If rust and corrosion on your
metal parts is a never-ending problem, you should contact the rust
prevention experts at Green Packaging, Inc.
software services have made their way into the fabricating and
manufacturing industries, including many commonly used programs related
to ERP, CAD, CAM and even nesting. Users, for the most part, have the
option of perpetual (permanently owned) software licenses, but
subscriptions continue gaining in popularity.
SmartFlow™ enables metal formers to get smart with fluid application. With an intuitive interface, SmartFlow™ allows for simple, guided setup, advanced integration, fluid usage tracking, monitoring, and enhanced diagnostic/maintenance tools. Pair SmartFlow™ with Unist’s precision applicators for lubrication systems that eliminate wasted fluid and mess, reduce scrap, and maximize profit.
Systems engineers controls that increase the performance of every
machine in a unique, integrated stamping press configuration.
Intelligent press and automation controls give manufacturers a real-time
window into their press production systems. These controls are
increasingly important with automation, robotics, IOT connectivity, and
shop floor data collection. Read the whitepaper on how intelligent press
and automation controls can increase production, extend product life,
reduce stress in operations, and provide room to grow.
We asked our best customers to reveal bad habits that were hurting their business. The results were so compelling that we put the 10 most common into this whitepaper. Download the 10 Things Great Manufacturers Won’t Do whitepaper today to see how many you are or are not doing.
Since 1969, Heyco Metalshas rolled out high-precision, light-gauge coil and strip. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary,
the company excels in copper, copper alloys and stainless steel as it
continues a proven commitment to pristine surface quality, short lead
times, exact specifications and unparalleled value for customers.
Economic outlooks issued by many experts late in 2020 project a strong V-shaped recovery from the pandemic-affected global economy, albeit somewhat delayed until the second and third quarters of 2021. So, while we’re not out of the woods yet, it certainly looks like growth and a return to prosperity looms on the horizon—for those companies equipped to meet increased demand, whether through investments in labor and/or new metal forming technology, including automation.
With that, here we break down the outlook for a handful of key sectors for metal formers and fabricators.
Right-Sized Press Anchors Rapid Ramp-Up at Martinrea
A new 1000-ton transfer press, along with 40 new welding cells, have
this Tier One facility primed to take on a heavy dose of new business
awarded recently by several automotive OEMs. The new work encompasses
some 200 new stamping dies for an array of automotive underbody and
February Digital Issue MetalForming provides a comprehensive look at Stamping for Automotive, including EVs.