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ISO 9001:2015 Certified

We recently completed our updating from ISO 9001:2008 to 9001:2015.  It required a significant amount of work but provided our quality people with a chance to review all of our procedures and develop time saving techniques. Please download our latest cert for your records The 2 Big changes we noticed were the greater emphasis on […]

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Heat Treating Always Changes The Part

This truism is one of the reasons there is still a lot of art in metal part production.  We see this from bends/angles relaxing, to threads changing sizes, to general distortion of flat areas.  In helping our customer to design parts we often have to mitigate the changes that happen in heat treatment or plan […]

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Hole Diameter vs. Material Thickness

One driving factor when it comes to the cost of metal parts is the diameter of a hole required to be punch in its relation to the thickness of the material.  In order to be able to stamp most cost effectively the hole diameter should be at least 1.5 times the thickness of the material […]

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Explaining the Pinch Trim

When looking at the edge of a drawn cup or can there are really 3 options: 1. You can leave the edge as is from the forming or drawing operation 2. You can machine it square or with some other geometry 3. You can use a pinch trim in the die A regular formed edge […]

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Explaining the “Mismatch”

A Frequent topic of conversation with our customers is regarding what is know as a “mismatch” in the stamping industry. Simply put it is a small Cut-In or Bump-Out on a part that is required for where the part is cut off a progressive strip.  It is not needed when using compound Dies or Multiple […]

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More Draw Work

Acro has always been know for its quality work drawing discs, drums and cups for transmission and brake housings.  Recently we have seen a huge increase in deeper drawing work with more exotic materials; especially stainless steel.  Deep Drawing as we define it (drawing deeper than the radius) is especially difficult with hard materials. For […]

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ISO 9001:2008 Re-Certified

We are proud to announce that we have just completed our audit for re-certification for ISO-9001:2008.  Our previous certification was to expire in October 2014; and we have now renewed until September 2017.  Please feel free to download a copy of the certificate for your records. ACRO ISO 9001:2008 Certificate Thank you to everyone that […]

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