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Select Dayton Lamina Universal Cams now stocked for shipment in 1-2 weeks

We're excited to announce a new stocking program for LamCam® Universal Cams.  This new program offers a reduced lead-time of just one to two weeks on select Universal Cams to better service the just-in-time production requirements of our customers.

Universal Compact Cams offer...

  • Great Delivery
  • Common Footprint with Major Manufacturers
  • 13 series of Aerial and Die Mount Universal Cams
  • Covers all applications from Low Volume Light Duty to High Volume Heavy Duty
  • Cam features: Choice of single or double wear plates for ease of maintenance
  • V guidance for precision guiding
  • Choice of mechanical or nitrogen spring return
  • Available globally
  • Technical support available on all cam products

universal cams

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Reach out to us or an Authorized Dayton Lamina Distributor to find out how quickly we can fulfill your Universal Cam requirement.

Posi-Bend Rotary Bending Solutions

Lamina

Shape optionsAn Ideal Alternative to Wiping Dies

Easily-configured Posi-Bend™ Rotary Bender units are engineered to be less complex and less costly than wipe tooling. Rotary bending provides more consistent metal forming without wasting material on tests and regrinds.

  • Lowers tooling costs
  • Reduces setup time
  • Produces bends over 90°
  • Bends UHS steel
  • Eliminates cam tooling to produce over bends
  • Flexible and interchangeable
  • Reduces down time
  • Requires lower tonnage than traditional wipe tooling

Posi-Bend product image

The self-contained rotary bender gently rolls the material without unwanted distortion, sliding, or marring.

Bending Animation

Features

  • 87° rocker for 90° bends. This allows a 3° overbend for material spring back of cold rolled steel.
  • Rockers and saddles are precision machined for interchangeability.

Bendable Materials

  • Hot Rolled Steel
  • Cold Rolled Steel
  • Dual Phase Steel (DP590, DP780, DP980)
  • High Strength Low Alloy Steel
  • Advanced High Strength Steel
  • Ultra High Strength Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Galvanized Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Pre-painted Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • And Much More!

Posi-Bend components

Custom Orders

  • Requests for custom orders can be made by completing a Special Request Quote Form (included in this catalog), contacting Customer Service, or online.
  • Shorter lengths or segmenting are possible.
  • Pressure pads can be ordered with Posi-Bend™ units.

CAD Data

Ready to place instantly in your design, CAD data for Posi-Bend Rotary Bending Solutions is available here.

Anchor Lamina America Terms and Conditions of Purchase

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These are the Terms and Conditions of Purchase for Anchor Lamina America, Inc. and the vendors from which it purchases products or services.

 

Terms and Conditions of Sale

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These are the Terms and Conditions of Sale for Dayton Lamina Corporation (Seller) and the Purchaser (Buyer) of its products.

 

Easy Selection of Pins & Bushings

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The Dayton Lamina Die Calculator provides quick and easy selection of pins, bushings and cages. Instantly access product information for Danly, Lamina, and Lempco brand die components.

Instantly download CAD data for each product.

This free tool is available to all registered users.

 

 

 

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Choosing the Proper Die Springs

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Springs

Extend operating life with well-chosen Dayton Lamina die springs

Die springs, an essential stamping die component, create the optimal pressure for restraining the sheet material in a fixed position while it is being pierced, formed, flanged, or trimmed. The springs also provide controlled return pressure for the die stripper to permit the punches and other die-mounted tools to evacuate the material during the press' return stroke.

Die springs are most commonly used to actuate strippers, but they can also be found behind form pressure pads and binder rings in draw dies. The goal is to provide adequate die spring pressure within the limited remaining space of the die.

Spring Selection Process

Figure 1

To select a die spring, you first should gather information about three different aspects of the die design: how much pressure is needed; what spring size and how many are needed to produce that pressure; and how far these springs must collapse or travel.

Pressure Requirements

To determine spring pressure for a spring used in a stripper, first calculate the perforating pressure for the entire die. To do this, you need to know the thickness and shear strength of the part material as well as the length of shear or cutting distance. These elements multiplied together will give you the perforating pressure. The formula reads:

Perforating pressure = S × T × L

Where:

  • S = Shear strength of the part material
  • T = Part material thickness
  • L = Total length of shear or cutting distance

 

A pressure equal to 10 to 15% of the total perforating pressure typically is used to actuate the stripper (the range accommodates the potential differences among spring manufacturers). This allows for the downward ram speed to align safely and engage the die shoe components into their guided, mated components before material contact.

Spring Stripper

Figure 2

As the ram moves down, the stripper makes contact with the part material and stops. The spring continues to compress, or travel, until the ram reaches the bottom of its stroke.

Stripping pressure = Perforating pressure × 0.10 to 0.15

Although the formula for determining pad pressure in a form die is different from that of a stripper, it must still contain the same three elements of (1) pressure, (2) quantity and size of springs, and (3) the travel. The pad pressure in a forming operation should be at least 1.5 times greater than the force required for bending the part.

Bending pressure = ((S × 0.166 × T2) / (T + R1/2 + R2/2)) × L

Where:

  • S = Tensile strength
  • T = Material thickness
  • R1 = Radius on form punch
  • R2 = Radius on form die
  • L = Length of form

 

Pad pressure = Bending pressure × 1.5

A forming operation requires more pad pressure than a bending operation because of the need to control sheet material movement over the forms and maintain its new shape. The pad pressure also helps to prevent material from scoring or tearing as it is being formed.

Pressure requirements for binder rings in draw dies tend to be less scientific, determined by trial and error. It is not uncommon to find a note on a draw die design stating the spring requirement as "springs to suit."

As the binder ring holds the material in its locating position, the spring pressure required tends to be adjusted to eliminate the tearing and shearing that may occur while the material is being drawn or stretched. A too-high spring pressure will inhibit the drawing of the material, while too little pressure will draw material up the form and fail to provide a uniform wall thickness.

Spring Size and Quantity

The amount of available space in the die will help determine how many springs to use and what sizes to choose. Whenever possible, try using numerous low-pressure springs rather than a few high-pressure springs. This will reduce stress on the springs.

As long as the tool layout permits the necessary space, more springs of lower pressure allow for more evenly distributed pressure and a more balanced stripper pad. This enhances sheet material control throughout the complete press stroke. Also, if just one die spring becomes fatigued, the die pad will continue to operate with the other springs.

Die spring placement, when applicable, should be nearest the area being pierced, formed, flanged, or trimmed. This enhances the ability to locate the most pressure on the area being worked upon while maintaining sheet material control. The use of spring cams, retainer bolts, or spring pockets serve to guard the springs from debris and protect the tool die details in the event of a fatigued or broken die spring.

Travel Requirements

When springs are installed in a die, they are compressed approximately 0.125 inch. Called preload, this compression is necessary to keep the springs from working their way out of the die. As a side benefit, the preload reduces the shock associated with rapid loading and unloading of the die and increases the spring life.

Figure 3

The bottom of the stripper draws up just short of being flush with the end of the punch. This ensures that the part material strips completely off the end of the punch. When the press cycle starts, the ram begins to move downward. The stripper makes contact with the part material and stops. As the ram continues descending, the springs compress, allowing the punches to extend through the part material and into the die button until the ram reaches the bottom of its stroke. This compression is called stripper travel.

The travel of a spring is determined by the spring preload, thickness of the material, entry of the punch into the die button, and the distance the stripper hangs below the bottom of the punch. Put simply, preload plus the stripper travel equals the total spring travel.

The same is true in form and draw dies. Pressure pads or binder rings will also travel and compress the springs. Preload plus travel of the stripper or comparable component will give you the total travel of the spring.

To reduce stress and allow for maximum spring life, you should keep preload and travel to a minimum. The more rapidly a spring works in compressing and decompressing, the greater the fatigue factor. Slower-spring applications permit longer spring travels, longer spring life, and the ability to operate near maximum spring deflection levels. The faster a die spring cycles, the shorter the spring life expectancy. In such fast cycling applications, you should lower the spring deflection.

Spring Selection

Now that you know the pressure, approximate size, and travel, you can begin the actual spring selection process. This starts by combining the three aspects of the die design. First, divide the total stripping force required by the number of springs to be used.

The selected spring must deliver the desired pressure at preload. To determine the pressure of the spring at a given preload, multiply the amount of preload by the amount of pressure the spring develops over one inch. Most spring catalogs give pressure ratings over one inch as well as various other amounts of compression or travel.

Keep in mind that the spring must offer sufficient travel within its normal operating range. For example, the maximum operating range of a medium-pressure spring is approximately 50% of the free, or static, length. The efficient operating range of this spring is between 10 and 35% of the free length. Higher-pressure springs will have a shorter range of travel.

Although springs will compress beyond the maximum operating range, you should avoid this at all cost. Compressing beyond maximum range will severely hinder spring life and could damage the die. It is also a good idea to choose a spring with extra travel to prevent over-traveling the spring after a tool has been re-sharpened.

Tough Under Pressure

Whatever your application might be, you can be sure that die springs from Dayton Lamina provide rugged, dependable performance. The brands of Dayton, Lamina, Danly-IEM, and Lempco offer a wide selection of NAAMS, ISO, and JIS standard springs.

Addressing the Issues of Conflict Minerals - Anchor Lamina

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What are “Conflict Minerals”?

Conflict minerals are defined as tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries (DRC).  There is concern that armed groups are using the proceeds from the sale of conflict minerals to fund conflicts and worsen the emergency humanitarian crisis in that region.  To address these issues, the United States enacted a rule under the Dodd-Frank Act which requires publicly held companies to disclose their use of conflict minerals and ensure responsibility in their mineral supply chain.

Conflict Minerals Position Statement

Anchor Lamina manufactures and distributes punches, die components, die details, and related metalstamping/forming tools. Anchor Lamina supports the Act’s goal of ending violence, human rights violations, and environmental devastation in the specified countries. We are committed to supporting our customers’ activity to comply with the conflict minerals rule and other requirements under the Act.  Thus, to assist our valued customers that may be engaged in due diligence regarding compliance with the Act, we are sharing this Conflict Minerals Position Statement.

Expectations for Suppliers

In support of Anchor Lamina’s position on conflict minerals, suppliers are expected to supply materials to Anchor Lamina that are "DRC Conflict-Free". Anchor Lamina’s suppliers are expected to support industry requirements to heighten traceability efforts and are expected to exercise responsible practices in conflict mineral supply chains. Anchor Lamina’s suppliers are expected to understand the source of any conflict minerals used in our products, source responsibly, and not knowingly provide Anchor Lamina with any products containing conflict minerals.  Please be advised that the most recent version of the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) can be found, along with training materials, at www.conflictfreesmelter.org.

It has been, and always will be, Anchor Lamina’s goal to be a good corporate citizen and support our valued customers to the best of our ability. We continuously update and enhance our compliance efforts and will continue to share relevant information to our customers.  Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact your local Anchor Lamina Sales Representative or Compliance Specialist.

Component Lubrication

Lamina

Ball Bearing Components

Recommended Lubrication

  • BALL-LUBE™
  • Pint BALL-LUBE™ spray # ARL0161
  • Gallon BALL-LUBE™ # ARL1281

Notes

  • Lubricates assemblies providing protection against wear, oxidation and rust
  • MSDS available upon request
  • Alternative / refined mineral oil of viscosity 290/340 SSU @ 100 degrees F containing "EP" additives and rust inhibitors

Self-Lubricating Style Bushings or Wear Plates with Oil Impregnated Graphite Plugs

Recommended Lubrication

  • Light 20 wt. oil should be applied to pre-lube the wear surface of the bushing.

Notes

  • When bushing reaches 80-90 degrees F° because of friction between the components, oil is drawn from the plug thus lubricating the wear surface.

NEVER USE GREASE with the Self-Lubricating oil impregnated graphite plug products. Grease on the oil impregnated graphite plugs will prevent the self-lubricating process.


Plain Bearing Friction

Recommended Lubrication

  • Quart # 9-01-52
  • Gallon # 9-02-52
  • (15) Gallons # 9-02-522
  • (55) Gallons # 9-02-521

Notes

  • Above die lubricant is specially prepared to provide efficient lubrication for guide post in plain bearing applications.
  • Alternative, lithium complex white grease or multi-purpose grease.

MSDS

MSDS is available here.

Recommendations are based on applications in typical ambient temperatures. For high / low temperature applications, a reputable Lubricant Company or lubrication specialist should be consulted.

One Invoice, One Payment

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In February 2014, Dayton Progress Corporation and Anchor Lamina America announced their merger as Dayton Lamina. Dayton Lamina's full line of tooling includes everything in your bill of materials: punches, die buttons, pins & bushings, wear & guide components, die springs, cams, die details, punch retainers and more.

Effective January 5, 2015, all packing lists and invoices are issued by Dayton Lamina Corporation. A notice on both documents states:

Please note that effective 1/5/2015, Dayton Progress and Anchor Lamina combined to become Dayton Lamina Corporation. Orders previously placed with these two individual companies could be included in this invoice/packing list.

 

What We Need To Do

To ensure a smooth transition, we need your help with a few changes. Please take a moment to do the following, if you purchase from us directly:

  1. Update your records with our payment information
  2. Download our new W-9 form (US customers only)
  3. Supply your tax exempt form with Dayton Lamina as the supplier (US customers only)

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

 

1 – New Payment Information

Payments should be made to Dayton Lamina Corporation with new remit-to addresses.

Please note that a delay in the receipt and processing of your payments may occur if the four digit zip code extension is not used and/or if the remittance address is not printed in black or blue ink.

For standard delivery, please remit to:

Dayton Lamina Corporation
Dept. 771830
P.O. Box 77000
Detroit, MI 48277-1830

For overnight delivery, please remit to:

Dayton Lamina Corporation
JPMorgan Chase
ATTN: Dayton Lamina Corp.
Dept. 771830
9000 Haggerty Road
Belleville, MI 48111-1632

For Wire or ACH transfers:

Dayton Lamina Corporation
c/o Chase Bank
40 North Main Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Wire Routing #021000021
ACH Routing #044000037
Check ABA Routing #044000037
Swift Code #CHASUS33
Account #601962306

If you are transferring funds to our bank, please email a list of invoices being paid to DAYTON LAMINA at ARPay@daytonlamina.com or send via fax (937) 847-5737 to the attention of Tanya Rice so that we may properly credit your account.

 

2 – Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (W-9)

Download our W-9 Form for US customers.

Dayton Lamina's new Tax ID Number (FEIN - Federal Employer Identification Number) is 26-2353103

 

3 – Tax Exemption

If you are a US customer, please provide a current executed Tax Exempt Certificate, Direct Pay Permit or Resale Certificate for your organization stating a statutory reason for the exemption for Dayton Lamina Corporation to honor the same. If we ship to multiple states on your behalf please provide a multi-jurisdictional certificate as applicable.

This information can be emailed to ARPay@daytonlamina.com or faxed/mailed to:

Dayton Lamina Corporation
ATTN: Gayla Powell
500 Progress Road
Dayton, OH 45449

FAX: 937-847-5793

 

Other Important Documents

 

Questions?

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500 Progress Rd.
P.O. Box 39
Dayton, OH 45449-0039 USA
Phone: (937) 859-5111
Fax: (937) 859-5353

LamCam Universal Cams

Lamina

Universal Cams

A New Style of Compact Cams

  • Great Delivery
  • Common Footprint with Major Manufacturers
  • 13 series of Aerial and Die Mount Universal Cams
  • Covers all applications from Low Volume Light Duty to High Volume Heavy Duty
  • Cam features: Choice of single or double wear plates for ease of maintenance
  • V guidance for precision guiding
  • Choice of mechanical or nitrogen spring return
  • Available globally
  • Technical support available on all cam products

 

Hydraulics

Lamina

Hydraulic Die Setters and Separators
Hydraulic Drills
Hydraulic Power Units
Hydraulic Motors

Portable Electronic Die Setter - 4 Cylinders

One compact, low profile wheeled cabinet contains all the equipment you need for all the punch spotting, die setting and die separation jobs in your shop. This die setter is completely portable with self-retracting hose reels and pendant.

Each Die Setter has two modes of operation:

  1. Unify Mode - Cylinders will extend until each makes contact with the die; cylinders will subsequently lift uniformly, creating a synchronous lifting system.
  2. Parallel Mode - Cylinders will extend uniformly, at the same rate, and act as a synchronous jacking system. To initiate this mode, cylinders must be fully extended or fully retracted.

Portable Electronic Die Setter - 4 cylinders

See the Lamina Hydraulic Equipment catalog for specifications.

Portable Electronic Die Setter - 6 Cylinders

The 6 cylinder Electronic Die Setter is best suited for larger, heavier stamping dies that require extra lift at the center to keep the die level during separation. It is ideal for dies that have six safety pad areas. The 6 cylinder die setter offers additional flexibility as it can be used with 4 cylinders or 6 cylinders for a lift capacity of 30 or 45 tons respectively. The unit can also act as a synchronous jacking system.

Portable Electronic Die Setter - 6 cylinders

See the Lamina Hydraulic Equipment catalog for specifications.

 

Portable Hydraulic Die Separator

The Lamina die separator offers a portable die separation solution for dies weighing 2,500 lbs. and up. Two die separator models are available: a 15 ton maximum lift capacity and a 30 ton maximum lift capacity die separator. The die separator is completely portable with self-retracting hose reels and pendant. The hydraulic die separator can be used for any lifting application where a synchronous lifting or synchronous jacking system is required. The compact, wheeled cabinet contains all the equipment you need for any die separation job.

Portable Hydraulic Die Separator

See the Lamina Hydraulic Equipment catalog for specifications.

Hydraulic Cylinders for Die Separator and Die Setter

Lamina hydraulic cylinders include three stock sizes of 4", 6" and 9" (closed) with a stroke range of 1½" to 6¼". Capacity per cylinder is 15,000 lbs. Other hydraulic cylinder sizes and strokes available by special order. Cribbing rings, pads, and accessories are available for all hydraulic cylinders.

Hydraulic Cylinders

See the Lamina Hydraulic Equipment catalog for cylinder specifications and cribbing ring safety guide.

Portable Heavy Duty Hydraulic Drill, Tapping and Drilling Equipment

Portable Hydraulic Drill, Drill Heads, and Drilling Equipment

Lamina manufactures a durable, high-power Portable Hydraulic Drill. By combining power and portability in a single drill, this hydraulic drilling equipment effectively functions in a broad spectrum of applications. The hydraulic drill delivers remarkable power in openings as narrow as 9¼ inches.

Because of its power and versatility, Lamina's portable heavy duty hydraulic drill and tapping equipment is used in many industry sectors including metal stamping, nuclear power, ship building, mining, construction, oil pipelines, oil rigging, and bridge building. The portable hydraulic units are available with your choice of 3-phase voltage rating.

Six hydraulic drill heads are available

Six hydraulic drill heads are available as optional equipment. Drill heads are fully interchangeable with the hydraulic power unit and feature quick disconnect fittings so you can use the drill head most suited to your application. Drill heads can be fixtured for special applications and can be ordered without a magnetic base. Manual and manual/automatic power feed drill head models are available.

Hydraulic Drill Heads

Six Hydraulic Drill Heads Available

See the Lamina Hydraulic Equipment catalog for specifications and drill head equipment options.

Hydraulic Equipment Rental Program:

Lamina offers several programs that make it easier to purchase, rent or lease-to-own Lamina Hydraulic Equipment. More details are available about our rental programs in the Hydraulic Equipment Rental Agreement.

Portable Hydraulic Power Unit

The Lamina portable hydraulic power unit is suitable for outdoor and indoor use. The hydraulic power unit is mounted on casters and is easily moved right to the job site. The hydraulic power unit is equipped with 15 feet of hydraulic pressure hoses with quick disconnect fittings. The hydraulic power unit is 44.5 inches long x 24.5 inches wide x 54.5 inches high. The Lamina portable hydraulic power unit can be supplied ready for your hydraulic attachments.

Hydraulic Power Units

Please see the Lamina Hydraulic Equipment catalog for more details.

Hydraulic Motor - Pedestal Foot Mount GerotorLamina has been manufacturing quality hydraulic motors and portable hydraulic equipment for over 45 years. Lamina hydraulic motors can be found in many industry sectors.

Hydraulic Motors: Short Shaft Flange Mount, Long Shaft Mount and Pedestal Foot Mount

High power in a compact design, these hydraulic motors lend themselves to a host of potential applications. Lamina's gerotor hydraulic motors are available in 6 sizes, with different torques ranging from 0 to 656 in-lbs. and speeds from 0 to 2255 RPM. Hydraulic motors are available with steel or aluminium body.

Hydraulic motors manufactured by Lamina have a main shaft that can be adapted, with a chuck or collet, to hold tools for rotary machining operations, such as drilling, boring, reaming and the like. Motor shaft options include Woodruff key, one or two flats, tapped hole on end of shaft, and larger key on shaft.

Hydraulic Motor Flange Options

Lamina Hydraulic motors are available with your choice of six flange options for direct bolt mounting. Other than the standard round flange, motors can be specified with a square (USA4F17 style), oval (SAE "AA" style), and smaller turned down flange. All flange styles are available in aluminum. The pedestal foot mount motor uses the standard round flange for mounting.

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The unusually small size of Anchor Lamina's gerotor hydraulic motor makes it a natural choice for many applications.

  • Plastic injection molding, thread core remover
  • Reactor repair
  • Oil pipeline inspection equipment
  • Chicken processing machinery
  • Box sealing equipment
  • Tool manipulator, undersea, oil well
  • Camera manipulator, under sea
  • Camera manipulator, nuclear reactor
  • Drill and tap machine tool motor, also reactor repair
  • Gang (multiple) drilling, wood
  • Electric motor coil winder
  • Electrical discharge (E.D.M.) machines
  • Plywood machines (brushes)
  • Jumbo jet maintenance jacks
  • C.N.C, D.N.C., T.C. tool changer drive motors
  • Orange peeling machines
  • Sewing machines, automatic X Y control
  • Diamond wheel dresser
  • Milling, sawing applications
  • Fan drive motor
  • Agricultural applications
  • Conveyor drive motor
  • Automatic clamping
  • Drill pointer machines
  • Textile washing agitator motor
  • Pipe valve openers
  • Dynamite blast hole pump drive motor
  • Index mechanism drive motor
  • Hose reel retraction

Hydraulic Motor Performance

The rotor gear of these low-weight hydraulic motors rolls through four complete "cycles" for each revolution of the output shaft. Four-times greater torque at one-fourth of the conventional speed is delivered by these hydraulic motors without the use of gear reducers. Lamina hydraulic gerotor motors deliver the same amount of torque as larger hydraulic motors that are often considerably more expensive.

Gerotor Hydraulic Motor

The smooth rotation and long life of Lamina's small hydraulic motor is considered an important plus by application design engineers. Because the hydraulic motor has five fluid chambers, the inherent four-to-one ratio provides twenty fluid power cycles for each revolution of the output shaft. A distinct feature of Lamina hydraulic motors is that these motors have only three moving parts; the motor shaft, the spline drive, and the gerotor star. Fewer moving parts in Lamina's gerotor hydraulic motor greatly extends the motor's service life.

Within the broad range of each gerotor, any torque or speed can be readily secured. Also, the various sizes of gerotors available provide a torque range from 0 to 656 in-lbs. and RPM ranging from 0 to 2255. High selectivity to exactly meet requirements is inherent in these hydraulic motors.

See the Hydraulic Motors catalog for specifications, applications and motor selection guide.

NAAMS Automotive Pins

Lamina

NAAMS guide posts are manufactured in accordance with the North American Automotive Metric Standards. They are manufactured from high quality hardened steel and finish ground for a high precision finish. Hardness is RC 57-62 with a minimum depth of 0.8 min. These posts are ideally suited for the self-lubricating NAAMS bushings.

To reduce tooling weight, the 100mm and 125mm diameter posts, NPH series, are manufactured with a through hole.

Guide Blocks and Keeper Blocks

Lamina

Keeper blocks help keep the load aligned for a smooth running die operation. Over 300 metric (NAAMS) and inch guide and keeper block items are available. Seven standard lengths are available in metric and inch sizes up to 12 inches or 300 mm. All guide and keeper blocks are chromium steel (AISI 4150 or 6150) with self-lubricating graphite plugs.

Keeper Block

Guide and keeper blocks are precision ground with wear areas surface hardened to Rc 56-62. Our catalog includes specifications for corner guide blocks, inch guide blocks, metric guide blocks, light duty inch keeper blocks, medium duty inch keeper blocks, heavy duty inch keeper blocks, 6mm keeper blocks, 13mm keeper blocks, metric center keys and guides and metric U & V blocks.

Guide Blocks

See the Flat Products catalog for specifications and applications.

Automotive Wear Plates

Lamina

These durable, precision wear plates are available from stock in all standard sizes and styles. Available wear plates include imperial and metric (NAAMS) sizes. Materials include steel, steel with graphite plugs, and bronze with graphite plugs. Evenly distributed graphite plugs cover 25-30% of the area requiring lubrication.

Automotive Wear Plates

See the Flat Products catalog for complete automotive wear plate specifications.

Sliding Mold Components

Lamina

Wear Strips, Wear Plates, Gibs, Keeper Blocks

L-gibs, V-gibs, square gibs, and wear strips are available in solid bronze, self lubricated and bronze plated steel. Gib assemblies are available in both imperial and metric sizes. Lamina is the only manufacturer of bronze plated wear strips. Bronze plated wear strips are available in lengths up to 96 inches (2438 mm).

See the Flat Products catalog for specifications.

Plain Bearing Components

Lamina

LamGlide® Bushings

The LamGlide® bushing is a premium bushing designed for the most demanding applications. Its unique patented liner provides superior wear resistance over bronze and steel. The LamGlide® bushing is maintenance free and operates burr and wear filing free. It can be used anywhere linear or vertical motion is required.

LamGlide® Bushings have outstanding physical, mechanical and chemical properties that include self-aligning, dimensional stability, is tolerant to edge loading, chemical resistance, and lightweight material.

Stress Test Comparison LamGlide® vs other bushings

Description: Various bushing makes were field tested on the same Lift Mechanism within a Progressive Die. Operators did not lubricate the bushings.

 

Bushing Types Field Test Life Cycle
NO LUBRICATION after installation
Hardened Steel Drill Bushing * failure after 10,000-20,000 cycles
Bronze Self-Lubricating Bushing * failure after 50,000-60,000 cycles
LamGlide®   greater than 1.8 million cycles
(no failure yet)

*Note - with regular lubrication maintenance, life of bushing is significantly increased.

Conclusion: LamGlide® Bushings are ideal for high production environments where operators do not lubricate the bushings at regular intervals or where lubricant contamination, debris or byproducts are undesirable.

Applications

  • Aerospace
  • Medical Equipment
  • Automation
  • Tool & Die
  • Metal Stamping
  • Production Machinery
  • Farm Equipment
  • Consumer Goods
  • Sports and Fitness Equipment

The LamGlide® bushing is available in standard sizes from 3/4 to 3 inch and metric sizes (from 18 mm to 80 mm). Custom sizes are available. Internal diameters will be manufactured in accordance with Lamina's Class 3 tolerance grade unless otherwise specified.

D1 Nominal
Pin Diameter
Class 3
Bushing I.D.
3/4 0.7510
0.7506
7/8 0.8760
0.8756
1 1.0010
1.0006
1-1/4 1.2510
1.2506
1-1/2 1.5010
1.5006
1-3/4 1.7512
1.7507
2 2.0012
2.0007
2-1/2 2.5018
2.5012
3 3.0023
3.0014
3-3/4 3.7528
3.7518
4-1/2 4.5035
4.5025

Die Components

A complete line of die pins and die bushings with over 1,000 product items are available. Bushings are available in the following material choices: bronze plated steel , bronze, bronze self-lubricating and steel. Class 1, class 2 and class 3 fit tolerances are available. Bushings are available in sizes to accommodate pins of up to 5 inch (125 mm) diameter and 60 inches (1470 mm) in length.

Die Components include shoulder bushings, guide bar bushings, precision bearings, running fit bushings, straight type guide pins, shoulder type guide pins, removable type guide pins, stripper guide pins and bushings, NAAMS guide bushings, NAAMS pad bushings, NAAMS guide posts, demountable guide pins, and metric short/standard/long/extra long guide pins.

See the Round Die Products catalog for complete specifications.

Mold Pins and Bushings

Self Lubricating Die and Mold Bushings

Lamina's mold pins and bushings catalog features shoulder bushings, straight bushings, ejector bushings and leader pins. Bushings are available in bronze plated, hardened steel, self lubricated styles in both metric and imperial sizes. Precision-ground steel leader pins are available in both imperial and metric sizes.

See the Round Mold Components catalog for specifications.

Special Pins and Bushings

Manufactured Special Pins, Posts and Bushings

If one of Anchor Lamina's standard pins or bushings is not suited to your application, we can manufacture a special to meet your exact needs. We offer a two-week turnaround on made-to-order special pins and bushings. Our ball-bearing retainers and flat wear and guide components can also be supplied as specials. See our Specials Capabilities flyer for more details.

Surface Mount Ball Bearing Assemblies

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Surface Mount Ball Bearing Assemblies

Surface Mount Ball Bearing Assemblies are a low cost alternative ball bearing component assembly and offer you another option in your die build procedure. These assemblies are available in 32 mm, 38 mm, 50 mm and 60 mm diameters, with lengths ranging from 100 mm to 350 mm, depending on diameter.

See the Surface Mount Ball Bearing Assemblies catalog for specifications, product selection, and operating data.

Utility Springs and Lamina Spring Kits

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A wide assortment of round wire, compression, extension, square wire springs, and steel fixture springs are available.

Utility Springs

See the Utility Springs catalog for spring specifications.

Utility springs are also available in Utility Spring Assortment Kits.

Utility Spring Assortment 020-819-1Compression Springs Assortment 020-802

Lamina spring kits are in demand by tool makers, machine builders and machine service technicians.

Marsh Mellow Die Springs by Firestone

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The Marsh Mellow® Die Spring is a proven cost saver for the metal stamping industry. These springs can be used as a maintenance free replacement for costly self contained nitrogen gas cylinders. The unique construction elements are the secret of the spring's design flexibility. The spring's solid rubber core with hollow center and bias-ply fabric wrap are combined to meet special load and performance requirements. When designed into proper applications, these springs can give greater than 1 million cycles.

See the Marsh Mellow® Die Springs catalog for specifications and technical guide.

Disc Springs by Schnorr

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Schnorr disc springs can be used singly or combined. For one of many possible applications, Schnorr disc springs are ideal for small spaces where high spring forces are required.

Disc Springs by Schnorr

See the Utility Springs catalog for complete Schnorr Disc Spring specifications and spring application guide.

Formathane Urethane

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Formathane® Urethane is specially engineered to withstand the rigors of metalforming. It has superior cut, puncture, and abrasion resistance and will not break down leaving particulate debris. Formathane® is corrosion resistant and is unaffected by oil, chemicals, and solvents. Formathane® is available in industry standard shapes and sizes.

Formathane® Urethane Die-Cover film

Formathane® Die-Cover film prevents die-marks on decorative and pre-painted metals while using your existing dies. Die-cover film is ideal for use in press-brake forming. Die-cover film is available in thicknesses of 0.020” and 0.031” and roll widths of 4, 6, 8, 12 and 36 inch.

NAAMS headed strippers and closed-end strippers allow for custom matching of the stripper face to punch shape. Formathane® strippers provide high blank-holding pressure on the downward press stroke and stripping pressure on upstroke; this results in less jamming of blanks. The NAAMS headed strippers are available with backing plate sets.

Formathane® Urethane barsFormathane® Urethane rodsFormathane® Urethane sheets

Formathane® Urethane is also available as light, medium and heavy duty springs, solid bars, solid rods, sheets, and slabs. Sheets and slabs are ideal for V forming, embossing and for use as pressure pads.

See the Formathane® Urethane catalog for product specifications and engineering data.

Die Spring Cages

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Lamina die spring cages are a natural addition to the Lamina spring collection. Die spring cage sizes are available for die spring sizes up to a 2 inch diameter and 12 inches long. Die spring cages enhance die spring life by providing a flat, hardened die pocket for spring operation. Spring cages are case hardened cold rolled steel with a black oxide finish. Lamina die spring cages conform to NAAMS standards. Die spring cages are in stock and ready to ship.

See the DieMax™ L Die Springs catalog for complete Die Spring Cage specifications.

JIS Die Springs

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JIS Die Springs - color coded

JIS Die springs are available in metric sizes from 10 to 60 mm in diameter up to 305 mm in length. Our JIS Die Springs meet the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) for die springs. JIS die springs are stocked in all 5 standard color load ratings and sizes.

The JIS Die Springs are manufactured to industry standard colors of yellow, blue, red, brown, and green. Five load ratings are available from extra light load to extra heavy load. The JIS Die Springs are available in small boxed quantities for your convenience. A complete selection is available in stock.

See the JIS Springs catalog for die spring specifications.

Heavy Duty Compression Springs

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Our heavy duty compression springs can be made custom to your requirements. Compression springs can be made to unique physical characteristics such as shaped wire, special material, and with critical tolerances. Our springs can be manufactured to military specs and can include special inspections and certified testing. Springs can be produced plain, coated, plated, and painted to your specifications.

  Minimum Maximum
Outside Diameter 3/8" (9.5mm) 3" (76mm)
Free Length ½" (12.7mm) 36" (914.4mm)
Round Wire Diameter 0.043" (1.1mm) 0.5" (12.7mm)
Rectangular Wire 0.040"x0.070" (1x1.8mm) 0.375"x0.469" (9.5x11.9mm)

See our Special Heavy Duty Compression Springs flyer for more details.

NAAMS Spool Type Pad Retainers

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Locking, reversed and metric spool type pad retainers are available. Lamina spool type pad retainers feature black oxide treatment and load ratings up to 10,000 lbs. Metric spool type pad retainers are made to the North American Automotive Metric Standard (NAAMS).

Spool Type Pad Retainers

Spool Type Pad Retainers are also available with Flats. Now an open end wrench can be used for the installation and the removal of the Spool Type Pad Retainers with Flats. Ideal for reduced access applications.

See the Round Die Products catalog for specifications.

NAAMS Automotive Wear Plates

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These durable, precision wear plates are available from stock in all standard sizes and styles. Available wear plates include imperial and metric (NAAMS) sizes. Materials include steel, steel with graphite plugs, and bronze with graphite plugs.

Automotive NAAMS Wear Plates

See the Flat Products catalog for complete NAAMS wear plate specifications.

NAAMS Guide Blocks and Keeper Blocks

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Keeper blocks help keep the load aligned for a smooth running die operation. Over 300 metric (NAAMS) and inch guide and keeper block items are available. Seven standard lengths are available in metric and inch sizes up to 12 inches or 300 mm. All guide and keeper blocks are chromium steel (AISI 4150 or 6150) with self-lubricating graphite plugs. Guide and keeper blocks are precision ground with wear areas surface hardened to Rc 56-62. Our catalog includes specifications for corner guide blocks, inch guide blocks, metric guide blocks, light duty inch keeper blocks, medium duty inch keeper blocks, heavy duty inch keeper blocks, 6mm keeper blocks, 13mm keeper blocks, metric center keys and guides and metric U & V blocks.

NAAMS Guide Block

See the Flat Products catalog for specifications and applications.

NAAMS Automotive Bushings

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Demountable NAAMS bushings are self-lubricating and are available in guide post and pad styles. These bushings fully conform to the NAAMS, GM, Chrysler and Ford standards.

Self-lubricating bushings contain graphite plugs which are impregnated with oil. When the bushings reach 80-90°F as a result of friction between the bushing and guide post, oil is drawn from the plug, thus lubricating the wear surface. A dark smear pattern is created on the wear surface as the oil and graphite are embedded into the bronze or steel grain. This provides the lubrication necessary for continuous performance of the tool.

 

Die Components

See the Round Die Products catalog for complete specifications.

In-Die Tapping

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In-die tapping units make secondary tapping operations unnecessary. You can form parts and tap holes from 0-1/4" (MO to M6) in the same die and reduce the cost of tapped holes up to 90%!

In-die tapping provides the following advantages and benefits:

  • Off-the-shelf ordering
  • Eliminates secondary or off-line tapping operations; form and tap in the same operation
  • Cam-operated ME tapping units designed to optimize performance in most mechanical presses
  • Compact, low profile LP tapping units with no limitations on tapping angle; tap upwards, downwards or at any angle in between
  • Provides misfeed protection against a no-hole condition
  • Cold formed tapping results in high-strength threads without chip formation
  • Easy to move from one die set to another
  • No limitation with open die height or press stroke

Learn about Rapid T.A.P. In-Die Tapping and Cam Driver Design Software.

Accu-Bend Rotary Benders

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Accu-Bend™ Rotary Bender

The Accu-Bend™ Rotary Bender transfers the vertical motion of the press into a smooth one-motion rotation. The smooth rotation provides a rotary bend process which requires less tonnage and less strain on the material. The Accu-Bend™ Rotary Bender can also include optional pre-configured mounting hole patterns. The saddle liner is a bronze alloy chosen for the ability to hold up to a bearing load with little to no wear while the graphite plugs are included in the bronze liner to provide lubrication. Both rockers and saddles are machined for precision. Compact benders fit in tight places and are ideal for bending small tabs within a larger part.

Accu-Bend™ Rotary Benders are available for simple or modified bends including 90° bends, square, over square, channel, hat bends, zee bends, short leg, under square, and "J" bends.

Accu-Bend™ Construction

The Accu-Bend™ Rotary Benders feature a one-piece saddle and hardened tool steel rocker. The one-piece saddle provides support to the rocker along its entire length. For benders with a rocker diameter greater than 25mm, the saddle includes a bronze liner with self-lubricating graphite plugs.

IEM Accu-Bend™ Rotary Bender

Rockers and saddles are machined for precision and interchangeability. Smooth operation is due, in part, to the natural lubricity of its bronze saddle. In addition, superior life and accuracy is derived from the hardened steel bending lobes that resist wear during repetitive part contact.

Accu-Bend™ Rotary Benders come in standard and compact sizes. Custom sizes and shapes are available. See the IEM Accu-Bend™ catalog for part specifications.

Standard Rotary Bender

For larger diameter rockers (35, 50, 65, and 80 mm), a saddle liner of bronze alloy has been chosen for the ability to hold up to a bearing load with little to no wear. Self-lubricating graphite plugs provide lubrication. A solid bronze saddle is used for Rotary Benders with the 20 and 25 mm rockers.

  • Bend material thickness up to 7.5mm (0.30")
  • 6 standard rocker diameters - 20, 25, 35, 50, 65, and 80mm
  • 8 to 10 standard lengths ranging from 50 mm to 900 mm (2.0" to 35")
  • Self lubricating graphic plugs are used in the bronze saddle liners
  • Holds +/- ½ degree angle tolerance
  • Able to overbend up to 120 degrees
  • Decreases forming tonnage by 40-80%
  • Optional counter bored mounting holes

Compact Rotary Bender

Accu-Bend™ Compact Rotary Benders offer designers a small-footprint bending tool. The saddle width perpendicular to the rocker is at least 40 percent smaller than our standard Rotary Benders.

  • Bend material thickness up to 6mm (0.24")
  • 5 standard rocker diameters - 20, 25, 35, 50 and 65mm
  • 3 standard lengths - 50, 100 and 150mm - available for every rocker diameter
  • Solid bronze saddle
  • Holds +/- ½ degree angle tolerance
  • Able to overbend up to 120 degrees
  • Decreases forming tonnage by 40-80%
  • Optional threaded mounting holes

Accu-Bend™ Rotary Bender Applications

The Accu-Bend™ Rotary Bender is versatile enough to be used in press brakes, forming stations, air presses or progressive die sets at speeds up to 250spm.

Special Products

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Special Products custom manufactured to your specifications

Lamina has made special components for as long as it has manufactured a standard product line. For over 50 years, Lamina specials have been made with precision and delivered with consistent quality.

Special Die Springs and Heavy Duty Compression Springs

Special die springs and compression springs can be manufactured to your specifications. Our special compression springs can be manufactured to your choice of material, size, tolerances, and coatings. We can manufacture to military specifications. We will provide special inspections, certifications, and testing as required.

See our Heavy Duty Compression Springs flyer for more details.

Special Wear and Guide Components

Our ball-bearing retainers and flat wear and guide components can also be supplied as specials. See our Specials Capabilities flyer for more details.

If one of Anchor Lamina's standard components is not suited to your application, we can manufacture a special to meet your exact needs. Our standard components can be modified to suit or we can create a new part to your exact requirements.

Specials can be manufactured outside the diameter and length size range normally found on our standard products. Our special components can include any standard product feature. Additional options can include surface finish, coatings, special materials and welding processes.

We offer a two-week turnaround on made-to-order special pins and bushings. Please give us an opportunity to quote to your requirements.

LamCam Aerial and Diemount Cams Approved by NAAMS

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Through a joint development effort between automotive and Lamina engineers, we are pleased to offer top quality aerial and diemount cams. Our aerial and diemount cams have been designed, engineered and manufactured to meet or exceed NAAMS cam requirements. These high performance cams are available in sizes from 50 mm to 300 mm from stock. Engineering support for cam applications is available for die builders and die designers.

Aerial and Diemount NAAMS Cams and Cam Accessories

See the Aerial Cams and Diemount Cams catalogs for specifications and installation guidelines.

Miscellaneous Die Components

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Die Components including Spool Type Pad Retainers

Spool Type Pad Retainers

Locking, reversed and metric spool type pad retainers are available. Lamina spool type pad retainers feature black oxide treatment and load ratings up to 10,000 lbs. Metric spool type pad retainers are made to the North American Automotive Metric Standard (NAAMS).

Spool Type Pad Retainers are also available with Flats. Now an open end wrench can be used for the installation and the removal of the Spool Type Pad Retainers with Flats. Ideal for reduced access applications.

See the Round Die Products catalog for specifications.

Stock Lifters

Heavy-duty rail stock lifter pins and mini stock lifters are immediately available from inventory. Use heavy-duty stock lifters for stock up to 0.1562 inches thick. All stock lifters are hardened, ground and vented. Standard stock lifters are packaged in complete kits with socket head cap screw, dog point screw and retaining washers.

Stock Lifter

See the Round Die Products catalog for specifications and installation/design guide.

DieMax L Die Springs

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DieMax™ L Die springs are available in sizes from 3/8 to 2 inch diameter up to 12 inches in length. The DieMax™ L Die Springs are manufactured to industry standard colors, are made from high tensile strength chrome silicon material, and manufactured in an optimal rectangular wire design. Medium, medium heavy, heavy, and extra heavy duty die springs are available. The Lamina manufactured DieMax™ L Die Springs are available in small boxed quantities for your convenience. A complete selection is available in stock.

See the DieMax™ L Die Springs catalog for die spring specifications.

LamCam Roller Cams

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Anchor Lamina Roller Cams are now available for your stamping die applications. The LamCam™ Roller Cams can be used for piercing, flanging, and trimming operations.

Anchor Lamina Roller Cams are designed to function at one million hits plus. These can be specified in four face widths of 63mm, 100mm, 150mm, and 200mm, with a maximum force of 150 kN (16.9 tons), and work stroke of 50, 75, or 95 mm. LamCam™ Roller Cams are adaptable to any mounting angle.

LamCam™ Roller Cams have a unique design and construction with total interchangeability of components. Additional features include:

  • Maintenance-free, aluminum-bronze alloy wear surfaces
  • Maximum mounting surface on slide face
  • Increased slide surfaces
  • Interlocking safety systems
  • Easy access to Return Spring

The LamCam™ Roller Cam tooling mount plate is readily accessible from the back. No disassembly of cam slide is required.

LamCam™ Roller Cams is available in two configurations:

  • LamCam™ Roller Cam
  • LamCam™ Roller Cam with fully assembled driver and positive return

Please see the LamCam™ Roller Cam Catalog for detailed specifications.

Roller Cam Sizes

  WORK STROKE
Face Width 50mm 75mm 95mm
63mm yes yes no
100mm yes yes yes
150mm yes yes yes
200mm yes yes yes

Drivers for work angles from -15° to +50° are available in 5 degree increments.

Note: Drivers for negative or uphill work angles are only available with a 50mm work stroke.

Please see the LamCam™ Roller Cam Catalog for detailed specifications.

Solid Model Files

Engineering Solid model files are available for download. Files for LamCam™ Roller Cams are available in STEP format.

Component Interchangeability: Unique to Lamina Die Cams

Lamina aerial and die mount cams feature total interchangeability of components, ease of service, and off-the-shelf component availability. NAAMS cams share common slide, driver, base, and wear components that are interchangeable between aerial and die mounted cam styles. As a result, you benefit from a dramatically reduced parts inventory.

LamCam Aerial and Die Mount Cams SlimCam 50 mm NAAMS Cams

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NAAMS SlimCam 50mm Aerial Cam

With a true 50 mm width and a dynamic load rating of 4 tons(35.6kN), this robust cam is ideal for light and medium duty stamping die applications.

The new 50 mm design has already proven its robustness and durability in an automotive fender application. The compact cam design is ideal for arraying cams in an arc or circle pattern for piercing or trimming operations.

NAAMS SlimCam 50mm Die Mount Cam

The LamCam™ SlimCam™ 50 mm Die cams are available in Aerial and Die mount styles. Available work angles are 0 to 30 degrees for Die mount cams, and 0 to 75 degrees for Aerial cams. The shut height is 225 mm on both Aerial cams and Die mount cams. The LamCam™ SlimCam™ 50 mm features a compact footprint and a mechanically interlocked slide. The 4 ton rating is the highest in the field for 50 mm cams.

Anchor Lamina's LamCam™ SlimCam™ 50 mm cams meet NAAMS requirements.

For more information about the LamCam™ 50 mm cam, please see the LamCam™ Aerial Cams Catalog and the LamCam™ Diemount Cams Catalog.

LamCam™ Options

LamCam™ SlimCam™ aerial and diemount cams are now available with these Standard Cam Options:

  • Contour/Machining Cam Face
  • Extra Travel
  • Larger or Smaller Cam Face
  • Optional Fastening Flange/Smaller Footprint
  • Angles Specific to Application
  • Return Spring Kit Options
  • Shock Absorber/Accelerator Option
  • Adapter Plates
  • Higher Spring/Stripping Forces
  • Standard Cams without Drivers
  • Options for High Strength Steel

Solid Model Files

Engineering Solid model files are available for download. Files for SlimCams™ are available in STEP format.

Component Interchangeability: Unique to Lamina Die Cams

Lamina aerial and die mount cams feature total interchangeability of components, ease of service, and off-the-shelf component availability. NAAMS cams share common slide, driver, base, and wear components that are interchangeable between aerial and die mounted cam styles. As a result, you benefit from a dramatically reduced parts inventory.

LamCam Aerial and Die Mount Cams NAAMS Cams

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NAAMS Aerial CamNAAMS Die Mount Cam

Anchor Lamina NAAMS aerial and die mount cams are a joint development effort between automotive and Lamina Engineers. Our aerial cams and die mount cams have been manufactured to meet or exceed all the NAAMS heavy duty cam requirements. These high performance, high volume production cams are available in 8 sizes, from 50 mm to 300 mm from stock. Install LamCam™ NAAMS die cams for a number of stamping die cam applications. Engineering support for cam applications is available for die builders and die designers.

Heavy Duty / High Volume NAAMS Approved LamCam™ Aerial Cam and Die Mount Cam Sizes

Slide width (mm) 50 75 125 150 175 200 250 300
Aerial Cams Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Die Mount Cams Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

See the Aerial Cams and DieMount Cams catalogs for detailed specifications and installation guidelines.

Heavy Duty / High Volume Cams Features:

  • Ease of spring replacement from back of cam; the cam base incorporates a safety restraint system to retain the slide during spring removal
  • High quality materials used throughout, including high-strength steel castings for major components
  • All wear areas are double-plated with self-lubricated wear plates to reduce maintenance and accommodate high production volumes
  • Four Return Spring Kit options are available; mechanical ISO spring, combination mechanical/nitrogen springs, nitrogen spring, and higher force nitrogen
  • Pentahedron design ensures smooth and stable slide movement on 125 through 300 Series Cams
  • Urethane bumper cushion on slide return; Optional hydraulic shock absorber available
  • Mounting/locating provisions include square keys and dowel holes
  • Meets or exceeds "NAAMS" cam requirements
  • Lockout kit installed, ready for cam installation and set up
  • Safety backup provisions for retaining keeper plates
  • Improved, super-duty accelerator system standard on 0 through 25 degree angles
  • Dual external positive return system

Return Spring Kit Options

Recognizing that different cam applications have different requirements, Lamina offers four Return Spring Kit Options:

Mechanical - Employs conventional ISO Die Spring - used in cam applications where additional stripping force is not required.

Combination Mechanical/Nitrogen - This unique Lamina design employs an ISO Die Spring in series combination with a Nitrogen Spring. This return system utilizes the mechanical spring for pre-load, keeping the initial contact forces low, while providing high final loads from the nitrogen spring for stripping.

Nitrogen - This return system provides high return spring forces for stripping. By nature of the nitrogen spring, it also has higher initial contact force than other return spring options. This higher initial contact load may result in higher wear on the cam and its accelerator system (where applicable).

Higher Force Nitrogen - Fits the standard gas spring envelope and delivers more force for stripping.

Aerial Cam Installation Tool

Be sure to order your Aerial Cam installation tool when you order your Aerial cams. The kit simplifies the installation of LamCam™ aerial cams potentially saving you time as well as effort.

See the LamCam™ Installation Tool flyer for more details.

CAD and Solid Model Files

Engineering CAD and Solid model files are available for download. Files for NAAMS Aerial and Diemount Cams are available in DXF, and STEP formats.

Component Interchangeability: Unique to Lamina Die Cams

Lamina aerial and die mount cams feature total interchangeability of components, ease of service, and off-the-shelf component availability. NAAMS cams share common slide, driver, base, and wear components that are interchangeable between aerial and die mounted cam styles. As a result, you benefit from a dramatically reduced parts inventory.

Lamina

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Anchor Lamina America is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of tool, die, and mold components for the metal working and plastics industries. As a customer focused, world-class supplier of choice, we provide the brands, product breadth, distribution network and technical support for all your metal forming needs.

We will help our customers to compete globally by providing innovative and value added products and services.

Mold ComponentsOur Products

  • Die and Mold Components
  • Pins and Bushings
  • Guide and Wear Components
  • Die Cams
  • Die Springs
  • Punches and Accessories
  • Hydraulic Motors
  • Hydraulic Equipment

Our Services

  • Engineering design
  • Specials manufacturing
  • Bronze Plating

Our investment in people, R & D, engineering, state-of-the-art computer controlled manufacturing equipment, high quality materials and world class manufacturing methods, equip us to provide our customers with high quality value added products and services on time and at competitive prices.

Our technical resources and manufacturing capabilities allow us to custom build products to your specifications. Our expertise and experience in manufacturing die components ensure stringent quality standards and controls for our customers.

We are committed to helping our customers get a competitive edge by building long term relationships and partnerships.

Anchor Lamina was founded in 1975. Since then, we have experienced significant growth and diversification within the metal working and plastic forming industries through acquisitions and investment in manufacturing technologies. Our comprehensive product lines continue to support wide use and acceptance of our products and services.

We are located in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Farmington Hills, Michigan, and Bellaire, Michigan, USA.

Products

Bronze, Steel and Self Lubricating Products

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Lamina Bronze Components

Sliding Mold ComponentsBronze electroplating on steel gives Lamina products exceptional strength plus the lubricity and other desirable qualities of bronze. Advanced in design, each product is measured to precise standards and is distortion-free for reliable performance and excellent wearability.

 

Ball Bearing Guiding Systems: Inch and Metric

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Ball-Bearing Components

Standard Ball-Bearing Components

Ball Bearing Components Pins and BushingsA complete line of ball-bearing components in both imperial and metric sizes is available. Stock bushing and retainer sizes are available to accommodate pins of up to 3 inch diameter and 20 inches in length. Lamina ball-bearing retainers are made from a heat treated aluminum alloy that combines lightness and strength. Ball-bearings are placed in retainers in an off-line radial pattern that offers optimum life in high or low speed presses.

Lamina has over 750 ball-bearing components to choose from in inch and metric sizes. The Ball-Bearing Products catalog includes ball-bearing retainers, straight sleeve bushings, demountable shoulder bushings, straight guide posts, and demountable guide posts.

See the Ball-Bearing Products catalog for specifications and operating data.

Ball Scrub for Pins and Bushings

Try Lamina Ball-Lube™ and Ball-Scrubb™. Lamina Ball-Lube™ and Ball-Scrubb™ will keep your ball-bearing guide pin assemblies operating efficiently. Lamina Ball-Scrubb™ removes heavy soils, dirt and grease from ball-bearing guide pin assemblies. Ball-Lube lubricates assemblies and gives them longtime protection against wear, oxidation and heat. Lamina Ball-Lube and Ball-Scrubb™ are available in 1 pint spray bottles, 1 gallon and 5 gallon quantities.

See the Ball-Bearing Products catalog for part numbers.

Bronze Plating Services

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Lamina has been bronze plating precision die and mold components for over 50 years. Because of their standard high quality, Lamina Bronze plated components have long been known for their excellent wearability. Anchor Lamina has recently expanded its services to include bronze plating.

Today, Lamina's bronze plating facility in Bellaire, Michigan is one of the largest dedicated bronze plating facilities in North America.

Bronze Plating Facilities

Lamina's modern bronze plating facility uses automated rack plating. Our bronze plating operation provides a complete metal finishing service. We offer process services for chemical cleaning, aqueous washing, degreasing, and regular sand blasting.

Lamina specializes in the bronze plating of wear surfaces on low and high carbon steel. Our bronze plating line can accommodate single part weights up to 400 lbs. (180 kg) and a part size envelope of 36" x 36" x 96 " (900 x 900 x 2400 mm). Our bronze plating (80% copper 15% tin, 5% trace elements) process can attain a controlled plating thickness in the range of 0.001 to 0.025 inch (0.025 to 0.64 mm). Bronze plating hardness of 70 Rb can be achieved.

Lamina's Bronze Plating operations provides complete process control, quality, testing and chemistry for our in-house metal finishing and electroplating. Complete automotive, aerospace, military and commercial testing and approvals are available.

Bronze Plating Experience

Lamina has specific commercial bronze plating experience with the following part types and finishes.

  • Wear surface or sliding surface specialty
  • Protection against adhesive wear
  • Bronze plating on low and high carbon steel (ANSI 1018, 1026, 4140, 141, A36HR, 1117, etc.)
  • Bronze plating of hardened or soft steel
  • Bronze (80% Cu, 15% Sn, 5% trace elements)
  • Plating of bushing and bearing internal diameters from 5/8 inch (15.8mm) ID
  • Unfinished plating thickness 0.001 to 0.025 inch (0.025 to 0.64 mm)
  • Coefficient of friction 0.2518 on finished bronze plated surfaces
  • ID oil grooves and grease holes

Lamina Bronze Plating Benefits

Lamina bronze plated components meet or exceed industry requirements for bronze plating. Our team of industrial bronze plating specialists can provide know-how in the complete finishing process. Support is available for pre-treatment, cleaning, surface preparation and finishing. For new parts requiring bronze plating, our assistance is available.

Bronze Plating at a Glance

  • Wear surfaces
  • Protection against adhesive wear
  • Commercial Bronze (80% copper, 15% tin, 5% trace elements)
  • Bushing and bearing internal diameters
  • Rack plating
  • Automated line and small quantity specials
  • Part weight up to 400 lbs. (180 kg)
  • Part size envelope to 36" x 36" x 96" (900mm x 900mm x 2400 mm)
  • Bronze on low and high carbon steel
  • Yellow bronze (Cu-Sn)
  • Electroplating
  • Bronze ASTM standards
  • Non decorative, industrial plating
  • Bronze wear surfaces on steel
  • Masking and select masking
  • Engineered metal finishing
  • Hardness of up to 70 Rb available
  • Unfinished thickness 0.001 inch to 0.025 inch (0.025mm to 0.64 mm)
  • Bronze Plating Process control
  • Improved wear resistance to extend useful component life
  • Impart special properties such as lubricity enhancement, non-stick surfaces, etc
  • Protection against adhesive wear
  • Flash Bronze Plating 0.0001 inch thick (0.0025 mm thick)

Specials Capabilities

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  • Finished outside diameters from 58" to 10"; lengths from 5" ID to 60"
  • Finished inside diameters
    • Hardened Steel — ½" ID to 4" length; from 358" ID to 14" length
    • Bronze Plated Steel — ½" ID to 4" length; from 4½" ID to 9" length
    • Solid Bronze (w/wo graphite plugs) — 5/8" ID to 4" length; from 618" ID to 778" length
  • Heat treating and hardening up to 62 HRC
  • Options can include surface finishing, coatings, special materials, and welding processes

Die Accessories

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A complete line of pressroom accessories and supplies including Gold Bond pressroom die accessories, hoist rings, stripper bolts, punch holder shanks, roller stock guides, pry bars, and ball-bearing and die lubricant.

  • Gold Bond Fasteners
    • Bolts
    • Clamps
    • Nuts
    • Washers
  • Hoist Rings
    • Center Pull
    • Side Pull
  • Socket Head Stripper Bolts
  • Punch Holder Shanks
  • Roller Stock Guides
  • Stock Pusher
  • Pry Bars
  • BALL-LUBE™ & BALL-SCRUBB™ Ball Bearing Lubrication
  • Die Lubrication
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