There are currently 83 names in this directory
A substance comprised of an elemental metal and other elements that expresses metallic properties.
A press with electrical controls that is mechanically fed the material to be pressed.
CNC LASER Cutting
CNC technology, which stands for ‘computer numerical control’, uses a LASER programmed by a computer to cut materials
A die that is designed to perform several different processes on a part within one stroke of the press machine.
Coordinate Measuring Machine, (CMM)
A machine that is used to measure in the third dimension, gathering coordinates on a part for inspection.
A process used to generate a cylindrical shaped hole with a machining or coining operation.
A type of tooling that is specified to a particular part, also called “hard tooling”.
Using a punch and flat blank of sheet metal, the punch draws out the sheet metal into a die cavity to form a particular shape.
A type of tool that has a cavity specifically designed for a certain shape with a punch to match it.
Marks created by tooling on the sheet metal such as; scratches, indentations or scrub marks.
Using a flat piece of sheet metal to be stretched out to fit a specific, 3-dimensional shape. Also used to refer to the documents an Engineer uses to describe a part.
A process used to reduce a parts’ flange radius which involves retracting the punch a little after the initial stroke without relieving the pressure. Also refers to rolling the metal where the axis of roll is parallel to the area that considered the “thickness”.
A type of process that is used to produce indented designs in a piece of metal. This is done through the use of a die with a cavity and a matching punch or matching die.
Finite Element Analysis
A method used to analyze a deforming metal in areas such as; instantaneous velocity, strain rates, strain, stresses and temperatures.
A process that uses extreme temperatures (hot or cold) and a punch to deform a piece of metal to the shape of a die cavity.
A term used to refer to the process of forming a 3-dimensional part from a flat sheet of metal.
The general orientation of the finish on the surface of a part, often generated by an abrasive method.
The total amount of time from when a customer places an order to the time when the product is available for immediate use.
A forging mechanism that uses mechanical means to operate a ram, such as; a flywheel, a crank and a clutch.
The process of taking multiple sheet metal parts or blanks and welding them together.
An economical manufacturing process that is ideal for customers with short lead times, repetitive low to medium volumes.
A press consisting of individuals often connected into a main slide or main shaft that can be adjusted based on the timing and length of stroke that the current operation calls for.
A metal forming process in which the steel is heated to above its’ critical temperature and then air cooled.
A process where the punch is used to remove material from an edge, corner of a strip or blank.
A term that refers to type of texture of steel that gives the outward appearance of an orange peel, often the result of after forming or a steel mill.
A process in which a sheet of metal or part is uniformly punched numerous times with identical holes. Also referred to as multiple punching.
An operation in which a part or sheet of material is cut, sheared or punched to produce holes and slots. This is a very similar process to that of blanking.
A type of mechanism comprised of a stationary bed and a slide which is used to shape and form metal.
A stationary piece of a press that the lower die assembly is normally mounted to in a metal forming operation.
The total rated force a specific press has the ability to exert to a distance above the lowest point of a stroke.
Quick Change Inserts
A section or part that can be removed or exchanged without removing the whole tool and interrupting the process.
The measure that the diameter decreased when going from blank to a cup. Also refers to the percentage decrease of a cross-sectional area, when discussing forging, extrusion, rolling or drawing. In general the term refers to a percentage decrease from an original shape to the re-shape.
A process that uses striking to improve alignment, surface condition, hardness and tolerances. Only used when parts are misaligned or forged incorrectly.
An operation in which a part is drawn in the opposite direction to which it was originally drawn.
A press that operates under high speeds with a ram that is actuated by a screw assembly connected to a drive mechanism.
A procedure in which a cutting force is applied perpendicular to the surface of a material, forcing the material to its yield point and resulting in a break.
A technique in which a piece of sheet metal is deformed into a 3-dimensional shape without disturbing the sheet thickness.
The term that refers to all pieces produced by a press. Also refers to the impression of a design or letters into a material’s surface.
When a part reaches its maximum yield point, the result is a fracture or stress crack. This is often due to residual stresses from cold forming, heat treating or rapid cooling.
The vertical motion that the ram makes in going from top dead center to bottom dead center or half the cycle.
A ratio that relates the maximum load of a material to the original cross-sectional area.
A smaller or sub die that is combined with others and attached to a transfer press that presses pieces that are then transferred to the next die through the use of a mechanical device.
A complex type of press that has several different dies and a transfer mechanism that moves the piece from one die to the next.
A process that is used to remove burrs off a product, using an acceleration method and an abrasive material enclosed in a container.
Plates that are mounted where the piece or product will receive the most wear and usage. Often made of steel or bronze and provides for easy replacement.