July 12, 2001
By: Leonid Shulkin
The quality of deep drawn sheet metal products is determined largely by the rate at which a sheet is drawn into a die. Varying blank holder force (BHF) as a function of time or the press stroke is of great importance.
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The gap between exact and real world - by Dan Davis
Engineers often know how to design things, but not necessarily how to make them. Fabricators that can give the next generation of engineers an idea as to how metal parts are made are doing everyone in manufacturing a favor.
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