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Metals/Materials | Articles | STAMPING Journal

Improve HSS part quality before die tryout

April 15, 2008 | By Dr. Markus Thomma, Thomas Brenne

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.

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