Stamper Says "So Long" to Lubricant Waste

March 10, 2021

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Stamper Says "So Long" to Lubricant Waste
A dozen new Unist programmable roll-coater lubrication systems installed on most of the presses at Tier Two automotive stamper Clover Tool Manufacturing Ltd., Concord, Ontario, Canada, have put a dramatic halt to the significant amount of wasted lubricant that once plagued its pressroom. Gone, too, are related downstream costs resulting from applying excess lubricant—items such as waste disposal and added die-change time spent setting up sprayers.




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Wiegel Tool Works Expands Operations to New Facility
In January, Wiegel Tool Works expanded its metal stamping operations to an additional facility located in Elk Grove Village, IL. Wiegel Tool Works acquired the new 62,000-sq.-ft. location under a sublease agreement with CTL Global, Inc., and plans to use it for warehousing and distribution. It plans to convert its current 25,000-sq.-ft. warehouse, located next to its headquarters facility in Wood Dale, IL, into added production space for metal stamping and assembly operations.


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Five Reasons to Consider a Press Retrofit Right Now
With most presses designed for years of service, retrofitting an older machine often brings cost-effective benefits that can add another decade or more to its service life. A retrofit in the right situation provides optimized machine functionality and additional safety features that increase throughput and OEE. And this lesser known retrofit plus: the ability to bring an aging machine into our Industry 4.0 world.



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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.
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WATCH: Vulcan Spring Contributes to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Mission
 
 
Vulcan Spring & Mfg. Co., Telford, PA, played an important role in NASA’s recent and historic OSIRIS-REx mission. The company’s Conforce springs, as this video shows, function within the robotic arm of the spacecraft, which is responsible for retrieving samples from Asteroid Bennu.


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SEYI 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.





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New Servo Press at Quality Metal Stamping Nets Nearly 50-Percent Efficiency Gain
Quality Metal Stamping, a metal stamping and fabrication facility in Henderson, TN, recently installed a 200-ton Aida direct-drive gap-frame servo press that already has achieved nearly a 50-percent efficiency improvement on parts moved over from a conventional mechanical press. The efficiency gains result, according to company officials, from the servo press’ programmability and its ability to optimize production of high-volume parts by running in pendulum mode.


GM Extends Vehicle-Production Cuts Due to Semiconductor-Chip Shortage
General Motors Co. said on March 3, 2021, that it was further extending production cuts at three North American plants and adding a fourth to the list of factories hit by the global semiconductor-chip shortage. This Reuters report provides details. For more on the chip shortage, and other industry challenges as well as a comprehensive look at automotive forecasts, read this February MetalForming article.

Manufacturing Strategies For a Post-COVID World
The world we knew a year ago differs drastically from the one we see today. From daily commutes to family outings, life looks much different. Brand manufacturers and retailers also have seen drastic changes in the past year and have been forced to adapt and evolve their business strategies because of COVID-19. With vaccine distribution in full force, many have begun to see a light at the end of the tunnel. However, it’s critical for companies to think ahead to best position themselves for when we get back to “normal.”

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March 2021
From the March Issue of MetalForming
Custom Spring Coiler Delivers a Benefit Bonanza
Collaborating to customize a standard dual-point spring coiler, machine supplier Fenn-Torin and spring manufacturer Winamac Coil Spring developed a heavy-duty machine designed to quicken setups, form thick wire for the most demanding applications, and provide left- and right-hand coiling.

Punch-Laser Machines Pump Life into Cellular  Manufacturing  System
A quartet of punch-laser combination machines forms the foundation of MPE Inc.’s metal fabrication business, as the firm has evolved successfully from batch and queue processing to cellular manufacturing. Its latest venture: a quick-turn prototype cell, adding to its menu of vertically integrated offerings.




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