The stamping process allows us to consistently produce a permanent, new shape thru stretching and work hardening a sheet metal blank over a component’s die geometry. The Bead geometry plays a very important part in maintaining process stability.
The Work order system allows an organization to document, track, prioritize, and schedule all die repair or maintenance activities. The system is best used as a communication tool, identifying the root problem, the steps to correct the problem and a place to detail any unfulfilled basic conditions that were corrected.
Prior to the creation of Computer Die Design, Strain Analysis aided in building robustness into the stamping process. To perform strain analysis, technicians first etch a grid pattern of circles onto a metal blank; when the part shape is formed in the stamping press, the circles deform in the direction of metal flow and the magnitude of the deformation is directly related to metal strain.