President David MacHarg III said that the press is intelligent at protecting itself, that “it can stop itself if it feels like something isn’t safe or set up correctly”—even beyond die sensors. This ability is an advantage because presses that can’t stop themselves can result in substantial die crashes and substantial maintenance bills.
In additon, Graham Stamping increased its productivity on a job by 49 percent by moving that job to the new press. The job was automotive, anti-rotation brackets. The bracket is a progressive die part, which includes a coining process at both ends and is stamped from minimum 0.108” thick SAE J2340 grade 340X HSLA material. Graham Stamping moved the job to the new, direct-drive servo press in part because it offered greater precision than the job’s other press.
AIDA-America makes metal stamping presses and metalforming automation equipment.
Snow Wins Resistance Welding Award
Tom Snow, chairman of T. J. Snow Co. (Chattanooga, TN) was recognized with the Elihu Thomson Resistance Welding Award at Fabtech 2021, held in Chicago in September.
Hexagon to Build Ecosystem to Help Overcome Challenges in Additive Manufacturing
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced its plan to build a flexible, open additive manufacturing (AM) ecosystem to help overcome complexities in 3D-printing processes and to support customers in building their product development and manufacturing workflows.
GE Additive and Wichita State Team Up to Help Adoption of Metal Additive Manufacturing by DoD
GE Additive and Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding as the cornerstone of a new, collaborative effort aimed at supporting the U.S. Department of Defense‘s accelerated adoption of metal additive manufacturing technology.