Selected articles from January/February 1999 issue published on TheFabricator.com:
The need for die protection has existed ever since the first die was produced. The most elementary form of protection has always been an alert, dependable operator. However, an operator cannot always react to a problem before it damages a die.
Decisions and compromises must be made when designing progressive dies to produce a part. Knowing ahead of time what this process entails just might help you.
Want to know how powder metallurgical tool steels are produced and how their properties provide the material's toughness and wear resistance? Read on.
Designing progressive dies has increasingly become a high-tech process. The more able an operation is to use computer technology, the more able it is to use the latest advances in the field in its own designs.
The article explains how EDM has been used to simplify die making as well as some design considerations for minimizing deflection during production.
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