Reflecting hands-on experience of materials, equipment, tooling and processes used in the industry, this work provides up-to-date information on flat-rolled sheet metal products. It addresses the processing and forming of light-to-medium-gauge flat-rolled sheet metal, illustrating the versatility and myriad uses of this material.
Mechanical metallurgy: mechanical metallurgy of flat-rolled metal products. Coil processing equipment: intermediate and heavy-gauge slitting; precision light-gauge and narrow slitting lines; slitting knives and setups; cut-to-length lines; multiblanking lines; flatteners, levelers, and tension leveling; nesting programs for slit coils and sheets; shear knives. Stamping systems: coil feeding equipment; straightening and leveling for strip-shape control; mechanical presses - OBI/Gap and straight sided; hydraulic presses and their applications; mechanical press repair and maintenance; bending prepainted metals; quick die change; electronic sensors for die protection; in-die force monitoring; fineblanking presses; slide forming systems; metal spinning systems. Rollforming: straighteners and levelers for shape control; wide-panel rollformers; profile rollformers; rollforming dies. Nontraditional cutting and forming: turret punch presses, manual, CNC, and flexible manufacturing systems; laser cutting systems. Traditional bending and shearing systems: squaring shears/right angle shears; sheet feeders/stackers; press brakes; fabricating layout for bending and forming; press brake gauging. Machine vibration control: machine vibration control through proper installation. ISO 9000: ISO 9000 for sheet metal fabricators. Safety: safety programs for the fabricating shop.