Metal Fabricating Glossary

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putting shear on die



  1. A technical expression for grinding the die steels in such a way as to minimize the tonnage that is required for blanking a part. In this process, an angle is ground on either the upper or lower die cutting steels to make the steel cut or slice the material like scissors, thereby reducing the maximum tonnage required to blank or cut a part.

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