January 21, 2011
The forming behavior of a tailor-welded blank (TWB) is influenced by many factors. Predicting these factors can help a fabricator determine the TWB's formability. Researchers have been developing an expert system for TWBs that can predict their tensile, deep drawing, and forming behaviors.
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Safety in the hands of the next generation - by Dan Davis
One fabricator suggests that younger workers in a metal fabricating setting are more likely to follow safety rules and regulations because they don't want to cut corners. That may bode well for boosting manufacturing's image in the eyes of others who may associate death and dismemberment with manufacturing.
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