Eren Billur

Research Assistant, Center for Precision Forming
The Ohio State University's ERC/NSM
339 Baker Systems
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Die materials and wear in stamping AHSS, Part III -

Die materials and wear in stamping AHSS, Part III

December 12, 2013


Editor’s Note: This article is Part III of a three-part series that reviews the die materials and die coatings used in forming AHSS. Part I, which appeared in the January/February issue, discussed the relationship between process conditions and tool failure mechanisms. Part II appeared in...

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R&D Update: Warm forming of alloys in the auto industry

June 28, 2013

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While stampers struggle with traditional forming of aluminum alloys, particularly in the automotive industry, they should know that research is currently underway to make this tough job easier. Warm forming of certain aluminum alloys is a real possibility when it comes to stamping parts from these difficult-to-work-with materials.

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scratching test

Continuing the look at die materials and wear in stamping AHSS

March 9, 2010


Stampers use tests to evaluate tool materials and coatings for wear issues. The main tests are scratching tests, twist compression test, strip-reduction tests, and forming tests.

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tool failure mechanisms

Die materials and wear in stamping AHSS

January 9, 2010


Advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) are used extensively in the automotive industry to help improve crash safety and reduce weight. With the increased strength of AHSS, however, come dramatically increased springback and forming load (and, therefore, contact pressure) compared to milder steel grades.

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