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Stamping Higher-Strength Steels Seminar – Sept 12/13 in Nashville

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 07:09

Happy to be speaking at PMA’s Stamping Higher-Strength Steels Seminar in Nashville, Sept 12-13.  Learn about high-strength-steels / formability, tool steels & coatings, presses & die design, and effective lubricant strategies.  https://www.pma.org/technical/event.asp?productid=68844416

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FMEA Failure Modes & Effects Analysis in Sheet Metal Forming

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 09:10
Dimensional variability. Random splits. Surface waves. Any of these can cause big production headaches. Scrambling to fix the problems can lead to a host of other issues.  See my article on FMEA Failure Modes & Effects Analysis in the January 2018 issue of @Metalforming from @PMAtalk   http://www.metalformingmagazine.com/magazine/article/?/2018/1/1/See_the_Future_by_Exploring_the_Past

Terms in the Sheet Metal Industry

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 09:40

You might think that you know what you’re asking for, but when talking with your supplier, it’s important that you both use the same language to be sure you’ll get what you need.
See my article on the meanings of terms used in the sheet metals industry in the February 2018 issue of @Metalforming from @PMAtalk   http://www.metalformingmagazine.com/magazine/article/?/2018/2/1/Know_Your_Sheetmetal_Terminology–Part_1

Limitations of Ordering AISI 1008/1010

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 17:27

Not getting what you need from your 1008/1010 #steel? Read about the limitations of ordering AISI 1008/1010, and why you might need to change to something like SAE J2329 for more consistent performance – March 2018 issue of @Metalforming from @PMAtalk
http://www.metalformingmagazine.com/magazine/article/?/2018/3/1/Know_Your_Sheetmetal_Terminology–Part_2

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