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April 22, 2013
The growth of the servo-driven press
A metal part from NUCAP, a global stamping supplier of automotive brake components, looks like a classic example of fineblanking, which produces blanks with machined-level precision. Thing is, the Toronto-based stamper didn’t make the... Read more...

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August 31, 2012
Developing a servo press knowledge base
This summer, fire displaced several staff members at Qualtek Manufacturing, a Colorado Springs, Colo., stamper nestled safely in a valley east of the fire line. It didn’t immediately threaten the building, but workers having lunch... Read more...

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April 19, 2012
AIDA-America expands distribution network for Michigan
AIDA-America, Dayton, Ohio, has added Midwest Press and Automation, Grand Ledge, Mich., as its exclusive distributor for Michigan. AIDA designs, manufactures, and refurbishes metal stamping presses and metal forming automation equipment. Read more...

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August 29, 2011
Straight-side press accommodates capacities from 315 to 1,250 tons
AIDA-America Corp. has introduced the MCX series of straight-side stamping presses. The modular presses provide stampers with a variety of press configurations and specifications. Options include single or double gear; 0.25- or 0.5-in.... Read more...

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January 3, 2011
AIDA-America launches new Web site
AIDA-America, Dayton, Ohio, has launched an updated and redesigned Web site at www.aida-global.com. The new site features intuitive navigation, information on the company's products and services, contact information for the company's global... Read more...

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June 30, 2010
Challenges, solutions for forming HSLA steel
Over the last several years a trend in automotive design has been more use of high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) steel in key structural components of the chassis, internal doors, and seating. The goal has been simply to reduce the... Read more...

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May 24, 2010
AIDA-America expands distribution network for Tennessee
AIDA-America, Dayton, Ohio, has named Productive Stamping Solutions Inc. as the exclusive distributor for Tennessee. AIDA designs, manufactures, and services metal stamping presses and metal forming automation equipment. Read more...

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February 9, 2010
AIDA-America expands distributor network
AIDA-America, Dayton, Ohio, has added three distributors to its North American sales network. PTW Sales LLC, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, is distributor for Ohio; AMP Machinery Systems Inc., Carol Stream, Ill., covers northern Illinois; and M-Tech,... Read more...

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August 11, 2009
AIDA-Mexico opens in Monterrey
AIDA Engineering de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (AIDA-Mexico) has been established in Monterrey, Mexico, to provide direct sales, service, and technical support to the Mexican metal forming industry. The company provides full service and parts... Read more...

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November 25, 2008
Servo helps stamper expand capabilities, hold down costs
Evansville, Ind.-based Master Mfg. Co. has built a thriving business as a supplier of high-quality, small metal stampings and clips to the appliance, automotive, electrical, lighting, and other industry segments using primarily four-slide... Read more...

Product

June 16, 2008
AIDA-America marks milestones in technology developments
Press manufacturer AIDA invests five percent of its annual revenue into research and development. This allows the company to provide continuous improvement initiatives to produce new designs and technologies capable of solving customer problems.... Read more...

Product

June 16, 2008
Presses meet industry requirements for parts production from high-strength materials
AIDA's single-press transfer systems and press-to-press transfer lines are designed to provide total solutions for stampers with requirements to produce parts from high strength steel. Use of automation with these transfer systems, including the... Read more...

News

June 16, 2008
AIDA names president, managing director of its Western Hemisphere operations
AIDA has named Troy Roberts as president and managing director of the Western Hemisphere portion of its global organization. The core of the press builder's custom products group, AIDA Engineering Ltd., AIDA-Europe, and AIDA-America Corp.,... Read more...

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June 16, 2008
AIDA unveils new Web site
AIDA, a mechanical stamping press manufacturer, has unveiled a new website www.aida-america.com designed to give stampers a comprehensive resource for metal forming. Streamlined navigation allows visitors to easily access and look at the press... Read more...

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January 15, 2008
The science behind the servo press
In stamping, when you get right down to it, it's not about tonnage. It's about maximizing energy, or the machine's ability to deliver tonnage, where it's needed most: between the die and workpiece. And until recently the only way to increase... Read more...

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November 6, 2007
Metalforming lessons learned abroad
The U.S. taught the world about mass production, but now it may be time for the teacher to take some notes on flexible approaches to metal forming. After World War II, consumerism in the U.S. required that domestic manufacturers produce large... Read more...

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October 10, 2007
AIDA expands North American facility
AIDA-America Corp, the AIDA Global Group's North American manufacturing facility for mechanical stamping presses, held a special event Oct. 2 to recognize three events. Community business leaders, customers, and other guests gathered for a... Read more...

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August 8, 2007
Choose a metalforming solutions partner that can help you increase profits in a lean market
AIDA understands that stampers must respond to market demands or most likely they will not survive. For North American stampers, the need to maintain a competitive profile continues to dictate the necessity for flexible metalforming equipment... Read more...

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July 10, 2007
Mechanical presses primed for powerful performances
Metal stampers are using more high-strength steel, which is more difficult to form than mild steel and requires more tooling stations and press tonnage to produce parts. As a result, stampers are moving away from traditional production methods... Read more...

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July 11, 2006
The modern mechanical press
Photo courtesy of Norlen Inc. A hydraulic press manufacturer made this statement at a recent trade event: "Most mechanical presses function via flywheel motion with a top dead center (TDC) and a bottom dead center (BDC). Full ram... Read more...

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December 13, 2005
AIDA opens service center in Brazil (AP)
AIDA has announced the opening of a new service and support center in Brazil. The announcement follows last year's acquisition of the Manzoni and Rovetta divisions. AIDA Brazil offers Manzoni, Rovetta, and AIDA 30- to 4,000-ton straight-side,... Read more...

Product

November 8, 2005
Straight-side presses introduced
AIDA-America has developed the NST tie-rod straight-side press and the unitized frame straight-side NSU. The NST provides an option to select long or short strokes for transfer or progressive-die operations and is compatible with third-party... Read more...

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November 8, 2005
AIDA names national sales director
AIDA-America has named Robert Southwell as national sales director. Southwell previously served AIDA's North American headquarters as appliance market manager. Southwell brings 17 years of experience to his new position, in which he oversees... Read more...

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October 11, 2005
Total transfer knowledge
Figure 1 A transfer press can produce large, complex parts or support JIT manufacturing. Historically when a stamping job shop required an automated press system, its choices were limited to progressive-die operations equipped with... Read more...

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July 12, 2005
Delphi names AIDA Pinnacle Award winner
Delphi, Troy, Mich., has announced that AIDA-America Corp. has received its 2005 Pinnacle Award. Delphi created the award to recognize suppliers for outstanding quality, service, technology, and value performance. "AIDA's innovative DEL-300... Read more...

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February 8, 2005
AIDA appoints two presidents
Following its recent acquisitions of Manzoni and Rovetta, AIDA has announced that Troy Roberts was named president of AIDA-America and Masaharu Sakaki was named president of AIDA-Europe. Both men bring a broad range of experience to their new... Read more...

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January 11, 2005
AIDA announces new northern Ohio distributor
AIDA-America has announced a new distribution partnership in northern Ohio. Midwest Machinery Sales LLP now represents AIDA's full line of mechanical press products and turnkey packages, as well as independent lines for press automation, coil and... Read more...

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December 7, 2004
AIDA acquires Manzoni and Rovetta
AIDA has acquired Manzoni and Rovetta. Dr. Guido Puccio, commissario of Manzoni Group S.p.A. in Amministrazione Straordinaria, and Kimikazu Aida, president of AIDA Engineering Ltd., the parent company of AIDA's global operations, signed the final... Read more...

Product

October 12, 2004
Transfer system line offers flexibility
AIDA provides a range of transfer lines designed to give stampers the flexibility to tailor their transfer needs to fit the job. For production runs requiring large parts and corresponding stroke lengths, the company's SMX series presses offer... Read more...

News

October 12, 2004
AIDA Dayton Technologies announces name change
AIDA Dayton Technologies Corp. has changed its name to AIDA-America."The new name is more descriptive of the region we service," said Troy Roberts, executive vice president of AIDA-America. The company's manufacturing facility was built in 1997.... Read more...

Product

June 8, 2004
Press line includes models from 30 to 4,000 tons
AIDA offers a line of stamping presses ranging in capacity from 30 to 4,000 tons. The line includes gap, straight-side, progressive-die, high-speed, transfer, and cold forming presses, as well as press automation and turnkey packages. For... Read more...

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November 20, 2003
High-tech presses
Figure 1 Complex drive system Stampers are looking to achieve higher productivity, better component quality, longer die life, and increased flexibility. While these capabilities are essential to maintaining an edge in today's... Read more...

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April 10, 2003
Improving perforating die performance
To perforate the part material, the material must fail. The harder the part material, the greater the forces on the punch and matrix become, resulting in sudden shock, excessive wear, high compressive loading, and fatigue-related failures.... Read more...

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January 16, 2003
Tier 1 supplier turns auto industry requirement into opportunity
Parts produced range from window trim, grilles, hubcaps, exterior body side moldings, air bag doors, and mirror sashes to its most recent additions of bus, coach, and lighting components. One of its biggest challenges is to meet the auto... Read more...

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June 27, 2002
Evolution of the beast
Described as a big hammer, a beast, and a cookie cutter, mechanical presses have been the underappreciated workhorses of stamping operations. While the physics of the presses haven't changed—they produce energy needed to force the tooling to... Read more...

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June 13, 2002
Automating reciprocating saw blade production
For more than 75 years Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation ( www.mil-electric-tool.com/site.nsf ), based in Brookfield, Wis., has manufactured and supplied heavy-duty power tools to professional end users. It was the first company to... Read more...

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January 10, 2002
How link motion affects blanking, feeding, and inertia on mechanical presses
Figure 1: Timing Chart for Crank Motion Press, 60 SPM. With a crank motion drive, the crank rotation from 270 to 90 degrees (top half of the press stroke) takes 500 milliseconds, the same amount of time it takes for the crank to rotate... Read more...