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Vehicles of the future will not be shaped and assembled like they are today--that's the message that rang through the halls of the Great Designs in Steel conference held in June, where automotive engineers learned how rollforming, hot stamping and other forming processes will make their presence felt sooner rather than later.
...thanks to new press controls installed on 10 coil-fed progressive-die presses. Production efficiency: Up 30 percent. Die crashes: Slashed by 75 percent. Die-repair costs: Down 60 percent.
Die coaters Richter Precision and Teikuro approach the metalforming market from somewhat different angles, with both committed to enhancing their die-coating practices and products to ensure the 100,000th hit looks just like the first.