Dieology LLC

Art Hedrick

Contributing Writer
Dieology LLC
8730 10 Mile Rd. SE.
Rockford, MI 49341


Phone: 616-894-6855
www.dieology.com
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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.

Know your bending basics—Part II

July 26, 2001

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When trying to make a good 90 degree bend with sheet metal, there's more than on way home. Just make sure your method can accommodate improvisation.

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Draw ratio chart

Key design principles for successful deep drawing

May 30, 2001

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Successful deep drawing depends on many factors. Ignoring even one of them during die design and build can prove disastrous.

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Know your bending basics—Part I

May 15, 2001

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Knowing how metal bends and what factors come into play during bending—especially wipe bending—can make a positive difference in your stamping operation.

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Die design for flat parts: Achieving perfection in a difficult task

February 19, 2001

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Flatness is one of the most difficult part characteristics to achieve in a conventional stamping die.

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Draw bead diagram

Controlling flow and obtaining stretch in deep draw operations

February 19, 2001

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Addressing the difficulties in obtaining a wrinkle-free stamped part requires a good understanding of metal flow and how it is affected by draw beads

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