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The desire of automotive OEMs and their suppliers to protect high-strength and coated-steel stamped parts from corrosion has many switching to neat oils and emulsions. Still using water-based lubes? Follow the tips offered here to forestall corrosion.
...but never ignore the common practices offered here to ensure a failsafe design that provides safe die retention regardless of operating conditions.
...is the safety net die shops use when walking whats become a high-risk high-wire act to design and develop dies for high-strength automotive steel structures. The margin for error is nearly zero.
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