Serhat Kaya

Graduate Research Assistant, ERC/NSM
The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-292-9267

Blanking developments - Part III

September 11, 2007

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During high-speed blanking, press stroking rate and punch speeds, are higher than in conventional blanking. As a result, the shear zone has a higher strain rate, which affects a workpiece's sheared surface temperature and the tool surface.

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Fastblanking cycle diagram

Blanking developments - Part II

August 8, 2007

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Fineblanking in various forms is increasingly becoming accepted by the automotive industry for producing sheet metal components with smooth edges that don't require additional finishing operations.

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Ejector counter punch

Blanking developments - Part I

July 10, 2007

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Fineblanking allows the production of sheet metal components with smooth edges in a single press stroke. This column discusses basic terminology and the principles of this process.

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Hydroforming tapered engineered tubes

June 8, 2004

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Hydroforming often results in localized thinning. Using engineered tubes—tubes that have a thicker wall where the tube is most prone to thinning—can result in a stronger finished component.

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Automobile fuel tanks

Hydroforming of passenger car fuel tanks

October 24, 2002


Passenger car fuel tanks have for many years been made out of plastic. To reduce MTBE leaks in the groundwater, the Department of Energy, The State of California, and the Western States Petroleum Association are studying material alternatives such as high-strength steel, stainless steel and aluminum gas tanks.

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