Selected articles from November 2008 issue published on TheFabricator.com:
3-D die design software allows you to build the die on the computer screen, fully assembled and ready to run as if it were built and sitting out on the shop floor. SolidWorks-based Logopress3 software even allows you to then simulate the die running in the press. Even better, it detects crashing and strip feeding interference problems on your computer screen rather than after the die has been built.
Master Mfg. Co. has built a thriving business as a supplier of high-quality small metal stampings and clips to the appliance, automotive, electrical, lighting, and other industry segments using fourslide presses, primarily. The manufacturer decided to increase its capabilities with a press purchase to take on new customer requirements for processes like in-die tapping. Master Mfg. installed an AIDA 150-metric ton NC1 gap frame press equipped with ServoPro to perform in-die tapping on a part for the appliance industry using 0.070 high-carbon steel.
Aluminum's unique metallurgical properties make it suitable for multiple applications. Aluminum has very high corrosion resistance, Aluminum's specific weight is 2.7 kilogram/dm3 compared to 7.8 kg/dm3 for steel and 8.8 kg/dm3 for copper, and is thermally and electrically conductive.
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