March/April 1999

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Selected articles from the March/April 1999 issue available online:

Rising expectations spark new approach to draw die development: Reconciling demands for increased quality at lower costs

June 13, 2001


A recently formulated approach to draw die development incorporates simultaneous engineering to identify and address potential problems before dies are built.

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Draw ratio chart

Key design principles for successful deep drawing

May 30, 2001


Successful deep drawing depends on many factors. Ignoring even one of them during die design and build can prove disastrous.

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How to draw round cups deeper

January 15, 2001


Draw depth is limited by the onset of wrinkling and fracture. Controlling blank holder force plays a major role in achieving the amount of draw you want from blank material.

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