Engineering Quality Solutions Inc.

Daniel J. Schaeffler

President
Engineering Quality Solutions Inc.
P.O. Box 187
Southfield, Michigan 48037


Phone: 248-539-0162
www.eqsgroup.com
Contact via email
Engineering Quality Solutions Inc. is a provider of practical solutions for sheet metal forming challenges.

Stamping | Articles

Stretch flanging and hole expansion with AHSS

October 25, 2016 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

New, stronger steels have forced metal formers to rethink what they have always done in the pressroom. Traditional rules are no longer applicable across the board. The case of punching holes in these new steel alloys is a good example.

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Grade designations for sheet metals

September 12, 2016 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

If you are involved in the metal fabricating or forming business, you need sheet metal to get the job done. Do you know the specifics related to what the sheet metal is called? This guide helps fabricators to understand just what they are working with.

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A review of steel microstructures

August 1, 2016 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

This primer provides metal fabricators and formers with a quick lesson on how one type of steel differs from another. As “impurities” are added to the element in its natural state, the atomic structure grows more complicated and gains more strength.

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Getting to know more about the metal you are forming

May 25, 2016 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

An estimated 3,500 different grades of steel currently exist, with about 75 percent of them developed in the past 20 years. And more than 500 sheet aluminum alloys are registered with the Aluminum Association. Each of these materials grades has a different chemistry and different tensile properties...

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Troubleshooting sheet metal defects: Part II

March 8, 2016 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

Part II of this series about sheet metal defects focuses on the common problems that can be caused during various stages of the material's production.

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Troubleshooting sheet metal defects: Part I

January 20, 2016 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

Before a manufacturer can figure out what’s wrong with metal that keeps splitting during a forming process, it needs to understand just why one batch of sheet metal differs from another. The first step is learning the lingo associated with metal creation.

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The differences between stiffness and strength in metal

December 1, 2015 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

Many in the metals industry think that stiffness and strength are the same thing. That's not the case, especially when you are talking about metals used in automotive designs.

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Sheet aluminum alloys for cans and cars

September 14, 2015 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

Not all aluminum sheet is created equal. It pays to know your grades before selecting the type for your job.

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A closer look at low-carbon sheet steels

July 20, 2015 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

Ever wonder what makes up low-carbon steel? Material expert Daniel Schaeffler provides a quick overview.

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The unique characteristics of dual-phase steels

May 7, 2015 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

The microstructure of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) can be tailored to produce specific properties that are engineered for each application. This is why usage of AHSS grades is growing in the automotive industry, and dual-phase (DP) steels are leading the way.

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WorldAutoSteel Guidelines for AHSS shed light on lightweighting

March 25, 2015 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

Advanced high-strength steels are made differently in the steel mill, and they need to be processed differently in part manufacturing. WorldAutoSteel released forming and welding guidelines intended to help the users of these products work through the differences.

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Understanding steelmaking for better forming ... - TheFabricator

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Understanding steelmaking for better forming ...

June 30, 2010 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

Challenges faced by stampers in the quest to produce a robust part are magnified when they form high strength steels. As materials increase in strength, the inherent tensile property variability increases. Using products from the family of grades known as the advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) complicate matters even more, since what is supplied from one mill may not be produced in the same way as that from another mill. Understanding how steel is made sets the stage for a more profitable relationship between the steel supplier and the steel consumer. The certified steel properties that come with the coil are useful, but more information about the sheet metal increases the likelihood of success.

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Stamping 101: Material guidelines

January 15, 2008 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

Each metals has its own blend of physical, chemical, and surface properties and characteristics. Knowing about the major work metals (not tool steels), their properties, grades, and characteristics helps to achieve the best results in stamping and forming best results.

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Introduction to advanced high-strength steels

September 13, 2005 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

Part I of this two-part series presented an overview of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS). This article addresses issues encountered when processing these grades.Using AHSS in appropriate applications offers opportunities for reduced product weight, enhanced crash performance, manufacturing...

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Introduction to advanced high-strength steels - Part II

September 13, 2005 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

Understanding and compensating for the challenges associated with processing advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) can help you minimize springback, edge cracking, trimming, wrinkling, and die wear.

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