Metal Stamping

September 1, 2016

Quick-Die-Change Strategy – Q&A with an Expert

Making quick, efficient transitions from stamping the last part of one run to first-part approval of the next run continues to take on a growing level of importance, as stampers strive to squeeze every vestige of productivity from their equipment. Here, Klimowicz shares his perspectives on QDC strategies with MetalForming, September 2016, page 34.

Metal Stamping
November 16, 2015

How to Implement Quick Die Change: 8 Easy steps to increased stamping productivity & profits

Few lean manufacturing methods increase press uptime, lower per-part costs, and provide an immediate return on investment (ROI) as readily as quick die change (QDC) does. Although the merits of QDC likely are well understood within the stamping field, tailoring a program to a company’s current equipment and operational requirements can be challenging. Generally, implementing […]

Metal Stamping
December 1, 2009

Trio of New Presses Gets SMED Upgrades

Hydraulic die clamps and die lifters installed on three new mechanical presses boosts press uptime by nearly an hour per shift per press, resulting in an 18-month payback. Read the article published in MetalForming Magazine.

Metal Stamping