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                                  nonflammable gas mixtures containing less than 5 percent H2. This contributes to fire safety while optimizing the use of H2 in the process.
for Precision Forming, developing a tool and test method to directly compare stamping-lubricant performance prior to use in production.
metal blanks are used to evaluate lubri- cants to ensure the closest correlation to actual production conditions experienced in the field.
“Uses go beyond annealing,” adds Linde’s Grzegorz Moroz. “The control sys- tem can help optimize process efficiency and enhance productivity of sintering and brazing operations as well.”
Based on the time-tested cup-drawing process, Irmco’s iTool cup-draw process measures and compares frictional forces
Housed in a 300-ton Aida servo press, the iTOOL allows for exceptional repro- ducibility and control of test parameters and data collection, say Irmco officials. Irmco:
and deformation temperatures of one or
Materials & Coatings
more lubricants. Customer-supplied sheet-
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    GM Begins Testing New NanoSteel AHSS Grade
With an approximate tensile strength of 1200 MPa and 50-percent elongation, a new advanced high-strength steel from NanoSteel appears promising for auto- motive lightweighting initiatives. That’s why General Motors recently has initiated testing of the material, produced via a joint development program between NanoSteel and AK Steel Corp.
Here’s a Tool and Process for Performance-Testing of Lubricants
Irmco Stamping Lubricants, Evanston, IL, through a cooperative partnership with Bennett Tool & Die, Nashville, TN, has built upon the legacy of Dr. Taylan Altan at Ohio State University and its Center
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