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Metalworking: Sheet Forming

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Shearing of Sheet, Strip, and Plate

L. Chen
L. Chen
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Engineered Materials Solutions, Inc.
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39 - 45
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August 07, 2006


Shearing is a method for cutting a material piece into smaller pieces using a shear knife to force the material past an opposition shear knife in a progression form. This article describes the principles, attributes, and defects of straight-knife shearing. The equipment, materials used, and the operating parameters are discussed. The article provides information on the applications of rotary shearing. It concludes with a discussion on devices equipped with shearing machines for protecting personnel from the hazards of shear knives, flywheels, gears, and other moving parts.

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L. Chen, 2006. "Shearing of Sheet, Strip, and Plate", Metalworking: Sheet Forming, S.L. Semiatin

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