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.
Mazak OPTIPLEX Fiber Laser-Cutting System
Compared to conventional laser processing machines, the OPTIPLEX Fiber significantly increases the productivity of thin worksheet cutting with impressive accuracy and cuts up to 0.875” in CRS. The laser is designed to process reflective materials with greater thicknesses and at greater speeds than its CO2 counterpart.
Tool- and diemakers in short supply ... where does the fault line lie? - by Kate Bachman The tool- and diemaker shortage may be blamed on the educational system's bias toward college preparatory coursework, but it's likely that other factors come into play as well. These include the 2008 near-death knell for the stamping and automotive industries, manufacturing's lingering negative image, and the expense of setting up "shop" classes in today's highly technical industrial age.
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