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Metalworking: Sheet Forming

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S.L. Semiatin
S.L. Semiatin
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Selection of Materials for Press-Forming Dies

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265 - 275
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August 11, 2006


This article reviews the production variables that influence the selection of various stamping die materials: ferrous, nonferrous, and plastic die materials. It provides a discussion on the specific types of die materials for tool steels, cast irons, plastics, aluminum, bronze, zinc-aluminum, and steel-bonded carbides. The article describes factors to be considered during the selection of materials for press-forming dies.

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2006. "Selection of Materials for Press-Forming Dies", Metalworking: Sheet Forming, S.L. Semiatin

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