March/April 2000

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Selected articles from the March/April 2000 issue available online:

Experimenting with flexible blank holder force control

July 12, 2001


The quality of deep drawn sheet metal products is determined largely by the rate at which a sheet is drawn into a die. Varying blank holder force (BHF) as a function of time or the press stroke is of great importance.

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Controlling flow and obtaining stretch in deep draw operations

February 19, 2001


Addressing the difficulties in obtaining a wrinkle-free stamped part requires a good understanding of metal flow and how it is affected by draw beads

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