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Manor is Punching Up Production with Acquisition of Turret Press

Manor’s metal stamping and deep draw services encompass a wide range of metals. And since we offer custom tooling and fabricating services for such a diverse array of customers, all in need of specific requirements, we are always on the lookout for the latest machinery to help us serve customers’ needs the best way possible.  In modern, flexible manufacturing, jobs vary, and so should machine tools.

November’s blog mentioned “Freddy” – our robotic work cell that has proven to drastically reduce cycle times for a number of clients. It’s certainly been an innovative use of automation for metal stamping at Manor. Now we’ve added a high-tech press to our arsenal of equipment: a new turret press from Finn-Power, the twenty-year pioneer in hydraulic turret punch presses.

Our new C5 Express Press is a unique combination of reliability, versatility and high performance, as well as ease of operation and maintenance. As a lower cost option for initial low-volume, development volume, or prototyping, the new press offers customers the ability to develop parts before investing in hard tooling for large volume runs.

Manor’s new Finn-Power C5 Express features an auto loader, robotic pick up sheets and loads, and remote programming, all designed to increase production time. Fully networked, the machine allows engineers to develop processes from drawings, using sophisticated NC Express Cam software that generates the G-code for tool paths that are sent to the machine for manufacturing.

The new press adds full networking capabilities, faster processes, lower noise levels, more energy efficiency, and a safer operation. The Finn-Power C5 Express features 20 main tool stations and three multi-tool stations, utilizing one station with 24 tools up to ½” in diameter, and two 6-tool stations with up to ¾” diameter. The result is 53 total tool stations, and a maximum punch diameter of 3.5”.

Additional features include multiple tool-holder sizes that can be switched from station to station, the option for additional index stations, multiple shaping capabilities, multiple job runs from one setup, and an automatic built-in scrap conveyor for fast scrap removal. The machine also offers fast loading and unloading with a smaller footprint.

Manor notes that this new press will allow for immediate tool availability in a short amount of time. The new press, along with Manor’s relationship with suppliers, allows them to have tools delivered to clients within two days.

Two days:  That’s good news for company and clients alike. 

Learn how tools like our new Turret Press allow us to help customers reduce the cost of Metal Stamped parts in our eBook:

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Deep Drawn Stamping: How to Select an Edge Type


Often in the industrial world, customers can have a hard time deciding the proper edge to use for their deep drawn stamping. There are six types of edges when performing this process; blank and draw with un-trimmed flange; blank and draw with trimmed flange diameter; pinch trim cut; shimmy die cut; flush trim cut; and blank and draw with no flange.

describe the imageWhen dealing with the blank and draw with untrimmed edge and trimmed flange edge; the choice all depends on whether the flange is important or not.

  • Blank and draw with untrimmed flange:  Used when the flange diameter is not important because the edge causes the diameter to become irregular.
  • Trimmed flange edge:  More expensive, produces ready to assemble pieces.
  • Blank and draw edge with no flange:  Used when side wall edges are not important. The burr side is to the inside of the draw and no secondary tooling required. In addition, it is also used when side wall edges are not important.

When dealing with the pinch trim cut edge or shimmy die cut edge, the difference is that one is used when no flange is needed and the other is used when there is need for a clean bottom cut.

  • Pinch trim cut edge: Leaves a slight flare edge around the draw diameter and secondary equipment might not be required depending on diameter, depth, and burr direction.
  • Shimmy die cut edge: Ideal if notches or shapes are required on the open end of the draw and when secondary tooling is required because the burr side is to the inside of the draw.
  • Alternate is the flush trim cut:  A cost effective edge to the shimmy cut, secondary tooling will be required in order to obtain a small set radius. In addition, the burr side is to the cup side of the draw.

The edge types can also play a major role in the cost effectiveness of the company as well as the time to assemble the part. To learn more and to get a copy of our eBook on the subject, click the button below.

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