Conventional heat treating process for trim dies involved leaving an extra stock of material on the die, which was then subjected to induction or flame heat treating. After heat treatment, the dies were machined back to the required tolerances. While this approach had been employed for many years, it presented several challenges and limitations. One
Laser heat treatment is indeed a viable alternative for improving the efficiency, safety, and precision of guide rail manufacturing processes. Laser heat treatment offers several advantages over conventional methods such as flame or induction heat treatment. One of the key benefits of laser heat treatment is its ability to provide precise and localized heating. Laser
The automotive industry is constantly seeking new and improved methods for producing high-quality vehicles. Hemming is a critical operation in the production process and has a significant impact on the overall quality and performance of a vehicle. Hemming involves bending the edge of a sheet metal over itself, and it is performed on various
In the automotive industry, trim inserts play a crucial role in the production of sheet metal stampings. Trim steels are used to trim the metal sheets after forming operation. To ensure that the trim inserts are strong and durable, they must be heat treated to withstand high shear and fatigue loads. Traditionally, trim inserts
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Synergy Additive Manufacturing Co-Founder and CTO Aravind Jonnalagadda and Nitin Kumar are presenting with other industry experts at GDIS 2022. Join us Wednesday, May 18 to learn more about Laser Heat Treating on Form, Trim, & Hot Stamping Dies. This is a trending topic that you do not want to miss! #laserheattreating #additivemanufacturing #GDIS #greatdesignsinsteel
Hot stamping dies are typically hardened throughout, which can create issues during the assembly and testing phase. In order to address any distortions, die makers have traditionally needed to disassemble the entire die, send it for heat treatment, and then recut the die once it has hardened. This process can take weeks and result in
In the case of automotive dies, the cost savings that result from switching from conventional heat treating processes to laser heat treating are due to the elimination of the hard milling operations that are typically required following the use of those conventional processes.