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Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

The Chrysler Stamping Unit

The recent economic slow down has been witnessing quite a number of take-over’s and mergers in the auto industry, sending so may workers and employees into a state of tizzy.

Many big giants in the auto industry are showing signs of closing down are pruning the staff strength.

Twinsburg, Ohio, which had proudly housed Chrysler’s stamping unit for the last 50 years, which was one the important landmarks of Summit County, saw the company’s plans to move ahead with its merger partner Fiat.

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

A Few Guidelines For Metal Stamping

One of the most popular art forms of the past century is stamping. Stamping is the art of pressing designs into sheet metal, thus creating bold relief sculptures. Due to the decline in individual metalworking over the past twenty years, fewer and fewer people know how to stamp metal. But, fortunately, you can learn stamping at the Mount Olive Library on May 27.

Susan Lee, one of the staff demonstrators, will show visitors how to stamp metal artistically. Before you see her presentation, though, there are a few important stamping principles that you should keep in mind.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Danger of Precision Metal Stamping Applications

Have you ever stopped to think about the danger involved in precision metal stamping? Sure, the majority of the work is automated. But, if you have ever seen the huge machinery that flanks the feeding system for the sheet metal which will undergo the precision metal stamping, the odds are good you are sure to be awed.

The foregoing notwithstanding, the human element is very real and necessary. In fact, at times it is needed to make up for machinery errors or lack of follow through. Perhaps the greatest danger is that of cuts (sometimes all the way to the bone) from partially removed scraps of metal. Although plentiful safety gear is in place, human error and the speed of the feed line can undo a lot of the safety precautions.