Selected articles from January/February 2011 issue published on TheFabricator.com:
Modern press lines are very integrated, combining coil feeds and press capabilities from a single control area and using commonality of components to optimize results.
The forming behavior of a tailor-welded blank (TWB) is influenced by many factors. Predicting these factors can help a fabricator determine the TWB's formability. Researchers have been developing an expert system for TWBs that can predict their tensile, deep drawing, and forming behaviors.
A Midwestern stamper installed a new press with an unusually high drop from the passline of the press to the scrap removal conveyor. The stamper determined that a magnetic conveyor could handle the challenges presented.
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