Developing forming dies

Part I, Part II, and Part III


June 12, 2007


Determining the best die geometry to produce multicontoured formed parts can be difficult. A full understanding of the drawing and stretching process is necessary, as well as a good understanding of all tooling factors to make complex geometries.

Editor's Note: "Developing Forming Dies" is a three-part series. See Part I, Part II, and Part III.

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Art Hedrick

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Dieology LLC
8730 10 Mile Rd. SE.
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Phone: 616-894-6855
Author of the "Die Science" column in STAMPING Journal®, Art also has written technical articles on stamping die design and build for a number of trade publications. A recipient of many training awards, he is active in metal stamping training and consulting worldwide.

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