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Abstract

This article discusses the advantages and limitations of drop hammer forming and presents the key factors for determining a process plan. It describes the characteristics of hammers and presents information on tool materials. It explains the use of lubricants and preparation of blanks for forming. The article also details the drop hammer forming process of steels, aluminum alloys, magnesium alloys, and titanium alloys.

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2006. "Drop Hammer Forming", Metalworking: Sheet Forming, S.L. Semiatin

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