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September 25, 2014
AP&T collaborating with Diversified Tooling Group
AP&T, Monroe, N.C., is intensifying its collaboration with Diversified Tooling Group (DTG), a manufacturer of press tools. “The cooperation between AP&T and DTG will offer a full-service hot-stamping tool and die process for forming and... Read more...

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July 8, 2014
AP&T opens R&D center in Sweden
AP&T has opened a center for R&D at its newly constructed facility in Ulricehamn, Sweden. The facility is used to develop, test, and demonstrate tools, presses, automation equipment, and control systems. It also is used for testing different... Read more...

Product

April 2, 2014
Start/stop technology reduces hydraulic press energy consumption
AP&T has introduced a frequency drive system in its hydraulic presses to help save energy — similar to the start/stop function found in modern vehicles. The system controls the speed of the electrical engines, which then control the... Read more...

Product

February 13, 2014
Multilayer feeder furnace provides energy-efficient press hardening
AP&T has introduced an energy-efficient, multilayer feeder furnace with automation for press hardening. According to the manufacturer, the furnace reduces heat loss by two-thirds compared to conventional roller hearth furnaces. The unit has... Read more...

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August 28, 2013
AP&T names new CEO
Sweden-based AP&T, a supplier of automation, presses, tools, and complete production lines to the international sheet metal and tube forming industry, has named Magnus Baarman as its new CEO, succeeding Tord Andersson, who is stepping down... Read more...

Product

February 2, 2009
Multipress line provides flexibility
AP&T, a supplier of automation, hydraulic presses, tools, and production lines to the sheet metal industry, has provided an automotive industry supplier with a three-press line that offers enhanced production flexibility. The press line... Read more...

Product

February 2, 2009
Press hardening system makes material up to three times stronger than standard steel
AP&T, a supplier of automation, hydraulic presses, tools, and production lines to the sheet metal industry, has delivered a press hardening system to China's Baosteel. According to the company, the system makes the material up to three times... Read more...

News

February 2, 2009
AP&T announces personnel changes
Monroe, N.C.-based AP&T, a supplier of automation, hydraulic presses, tools, and production lines to the sheet metal industry, has announced personnel changes. After a six-month interim term, Adam Allansson has been appointed the new managing... Read more...

Article

October 28, 2008
Hydraulic presses for hot stamping meet weight, safety mandates
Press hardening, or hot stamping, of automotive structural safety components is a relatively new process that the metal forming industry has developed in response to mandates issued by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration... Read more...

Article

August 8, 2007
Turning it around (fast)
As offshore suppliers become fierce low-price competitors, many U.S. stampers are facing stark choices. To avoid further market share erosion, some are differentiating their offerings by creating a niche market or offering value-added services.... Read more...

Article

December 12, 2006
Viking's range of choices
Viking Range Corp., Greenwood, Miss., was the first appliance-maker to popularize commercial-grade stainless steel appliances for residential kitchens with the introduction of its original range in 1987. According to the appliance-maker, it has... Read more...

Product

October 10, 2006
Press designed for drawing, embossing, pressing, hydroforming
The ODEN multipurpose press from AP&T North America Inc. is a new modular system that the company says provides short lead-times and high flexibility. The press is available from 112- to 354-ton capacities and is designed for drawing, embossing,... Read more...

Article

October 10, 2006
Transfer technology
As with profit margins, the margin for error in the metal forming industry is becoming tighter and tighter—choosing the wrong equipment or delaying new technology investments can quickly make a pressroom uncompetitive. And these... Read more...

Article

March 7, 2006
Stamping complex parts
Wisconsin-based Tools Inc. is proud of its deep-drawing expertise for highly complex parts. In the past, however, producing highly stylized shapes posed a continual challenge. "Our in-house stamping capabilities consisted entirely of... Read more...

Article

December 13, 2005
A need for speed
Located in 28 countries, Dana Corporation, Toledo, Ohio, is a supplier of axles, driveshafts, engines, frames, chassis, and transmissions. The automotive supplier, which delivers to major car manufacturers around the world, reported 2004... Read more...

Article

May 10, 2005
Reinventing the wheel - Automated line reduces in-process inventory, increases production flexibility
Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. in Lincoln, Neb., produces a variety of vehicles, such as motorcycles, Jet Ski®s, ATVs (all-terrain vehicles), industrial robots, and MULE™ utility vehicles, and is the largest manufacturer and... Read more...

Article

January 13, 2004
Hydroforming heats up
Hydroforming at Higher Temperatures The majority of hydroforming knowledge is based on steel. Steel's characteristics make it a favorable choice for many products, and steel has been the dominant material in many industries, especially... Read more...

Article

July 25, 2002
Reinventing the wheel - Chrome plater develops automated wheel polishing process
The subsequent chrome plating operation requires that the finish on the wheels be of exceptionally high quality, because even the slightest imperfections stand out once the plating is complete. Next imagine how difficult it is for your... Read more...