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Surefire guidance on modern metal-stamping die design, die construction, cost estimating, and manufacturing methods. As essential on-the-job tool for a wide range of engineers, designers, and technician's, this book provides a modern guide to metal-stamping die design and operations-still the most commonly used manufacturing methodology for the mass production of complex, high-precision parts. Written by an engineer with more than 20 years of experience, this practical reference shows you different approaches to this intricate field, taking you through the "hows" and "whys" of product analysis, strip design, movement of metal during stamping, tooling, and sheet metal materials, while supporting the presented information with an assortment of calculations. You'll find: Numerous illustrations and charts to aid you in die design and die manufacturing; The formulas and calculations needed for various die operations and performance evaluation; Rules of thumb and innovative approaches to the subject; A comparison chart of internationally recognized steel and alloy classifications; Techniques for die cost estimating that will allow you to determine the best method of die manufacturing, production scheduling, and delivery realization; Domestic and international contract-writing vocabulary, with insight into its significance. With the help of this hands-on resource, you'll be able to meet quantitative demands while controlling costs and assuring quality. . .eliminate secondary operations. . .evaluate new designs. . .and improve actual metal-altering operations while preserving the life of your tool.
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