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  • App style control for servo press

    January 31st 2019

    Schuler says it has designed the control of its new MSP 400 servo press in the style of a smartphone app…

  • Press lines for EV components

    January 9th 2019

    Schuler says it now offers systems for the economic serial production of components for E-cars…

  • Master piecers

    October 12th 2017

    AMS reports on the techniques used in the typically bespoke but ever larger-scale production of blanks

  • The upward curve of servo

    September 8th 2017

    The recent installation of what is claimed to be the biggest ever servopress machine anywhere in global automotive metalforming sector demonstrates the key advances made in pressing technology

  • New booster lubrication treatment

    August 4th 2017

    Prime Lubrication Treatment (PLT) a booster lubricant, has been launched by Tata Steel. Developed in conjunction with the Netherlands-based Coil Coating Technologies (CCT) the company says PLT offers an improved press performance of GI steels when compared to those treated with standard conventional oil…

  • Behaviour study

    July 8th 2017

    Big data technology has enabled Gestamp to tackle energy consumption at several of its plants and, crucially, closely observe just how equipment behaves in operation

  • VR digital design solutions tool

    May 12th 2017

    Destaco says its Accelerate Vision Virtual Reality (VR) digital design solutions tool has been designed to work in the production of its Accelerate Collection end effector components, which can be assembled into custom solutions for most pressroom stamping applications…

  • Schuler press for Borgward Beijing-Miyun

    March 15th 2017

    China – The German car brand will be able to increase capacity when the five-station servo press line goes into operation from August 2018. The equipment will produce body panels for the BX7, BX5 and BX6 models…

  • Gestamp acquires plant at Pitești

    March 1st 2017

    Romania – The Spanish company has bought a majority stake in the operation through its Turkish subsidiary, Beyçelik Gestamp. It plans to increase turnover by the manufacture of more added-value components for vehicle-makers…

  • New press starts at Nissan Sunderland

    February 24th 2017

    UK – Installation has been completed slightly over 18 months since groundbreaking and at a cost of £37m ($45.6m). At full capacity, the extra-large press will be able to produce 2.5m panels per year for the vehicles built at the plant: the Qashqai, Juke, Leaf, Q30 and QX30…