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An automated production cell tended by a pair of robots blends a 400-ton hydraulic press with a 350-ton 12-ft. press brake. The $1 million cell, which includes manual resistance welding, should pay for itself in less than 3 yr.
If your shop tasks operators with grinding and finishing to remove and blend die marks on stampings, blend and polish welds and fine-tune die surfaces, use the advice here to ensure they select the right abrasive product for the job.
Here are ten frequently asked questions, and their answers, regarding gas-tungsten-arc-welding power-supply selection, fitup tolerances and recommended procedures for thin-gauge sheetmetal welding.
With time being the critical success factor in the world of die design, new features in 3D design software have this Canadian shop shaving days off of lead times, particularly when developing complex dies featuring cam-trim and restrike stations.
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