Sheet Metal Stamping Fundamentals: Dies And Processes

This video from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers takes us through the fundamentals of dies and processes used in the sheet metal stamping operations. The video looks at single and multiple station stamping operations. Single Station Stamping Processes Compound Dies – used for only shearing operations such as cutting and hole punching. Combination Dies – combines shearing operations with forming or shaping operations in a …

Has Ford Developed The Most Flexible Sheet Metal Forming Process?

Just when you thought that sheet metal forming technology couldn’t progress much further Ford Motor Company has managed to almost re-invent the wheel. The machine shown in their video below is called ‘Ford Freeform Fabrication Technology’ (F3T) and is a cross between a sheet metal press tool and a 3D printer. The machine uses a pair of opposed delta robots where the upper robot …