The Fabricator’s informative article sheds light on the crucial aspect of stamping die materials. Understanding the distinct behavioral characteristics of the specific material being cut and formed is vital for successful die processing, design, and construction. While steel may excel in deep drawing operations, attempting to use the same process for forming 5000 series aluminum is likely to result in failure.
Each metal possesses unique mechanical properties that influence the selection of appropriate tool steel and the number of required operations. Additionally, different metals necessitate specific lubricants, press speeds, and capacities. This article delves into the selection and comprehension of end-product behavior, focusing on stampers as end users of metals, rather than the metal-making process.
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