April 15, 2008
The use of high-strength steels (HSS) and aluminum in automotive and other stamping manufacturing is creating forming challenges for tool and die engineers. Forming simulation software, formerly used to predict conventional failure causes, now also enables the stamping tool and die engineer to simulate secondary operations, including springback to avoid expensive and time-consuming die tryouts.
Here's Jim Colt telling us about a new video contest anyone with a Hypertherm product can easily enter. T-shirts for just entering and nice prizes, too.
Check it out!
Metal fabrication ripe for consolidation, or not? - by Tim Heston
Will the custom metal fabrication business become more consolidated in the years to come? It's hard today, but more than likely, it will depend on the fabricator's customer base.
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