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Metalworking: Sheet Forming

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S.L. Semiatin
S.L. Semiatin
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Selection and Use of Lubricants in Forming of Sheet Metal

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248 - 264
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August 14, 2006


This article provides an overview of the interfacial interactions with a lubricant film between a die and a metal, lubricant mechanisms, chemistry, qualification testing, application methods, and property test methods. It focuses on sheet metal-forming operations, although the discussions are relevant to metal-forming operations in general. The article also deals with lubricant selection as influenced by the metal to be formed and particular sheet-metal forming operations. The article also discusses some aspects of microbiology and toxicity in lubricants.

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2006. "Selection and Use of Lubricants in Forming of Sheet Metal", Metalworking: Sheet Forming, S.L. Semiatin

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