January 15, 2008
By: Wilson J Cubides
Diemakers have several options for slug-pulling problems, such as knockout pins, vacuums, punch or die dulling, oil viscosity, wire EDM hole slots, punch/die clearance changes, edge shearing, mechanical grippers, air jets, and cuped-shaped punches. Another method to help stop slug pulling is bell- mouthing the die, which essentially involves cutting a funnel shape around the hole.
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From the Web: Bicycle of the future; chocolate + welding; fabricator’s creative boom; and jobs - by Vicki Bell
Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Handlebars become a lock; an unlikely twosome—chocolate and welding; fabricator gets creative; who’s hiring, maybe; and small business’s thoughts on hiring.
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