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New to Hot Stamping?

Mike Austin of Diversified Tooling Group writes about Hot Stamping in the latest issue of the Stamping Journal, He highlights the many ways that hot forming is so much more complex than conventional cold stamping. Just one: Problems from friction … Continue reading

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​Body Structure Part Strength on the 2019 Chevy Silverado

​An article containing information about advanced high strength steel content in 2019/2020 vehicles also has photos taken at I-CAR’s booth at SEMA 2018. These photos highlight sections of the 2019 Silverado body, with several of the parts labeled with strength … Continue reading


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​Mazda Uses 1300 MPa (190 ksi) Cold Stamped Steel

​The 2019 Mazda 3 uses 1300 MPa (190,000 psi) steel for the front pillar and roof rail inners; the hinge pillar, roof rail, and side sill inner reinforcements, and the No. 2 crossmember. This cold-stampable steel was jointly developed by … Continue reading

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​Made it to the “Top 5 in 365” list at TheFabricator.com!

The “Top 5 in 365” list of the five most-popular stamping related articles on http://www.thefabricator.com is out, and 4M is on it! From Bill Frahm’s article, Statistics and Probability for Better Decisions in Manufacturing, “If you manage the manufacture of high-volume … Continue reading

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Hardness Testing: Rockwell / Brinell / Vickers Scales and Applicability to Stamped Sheet Steel Parts

You’ve probably noticed that hardness is sometimes reported on your sheet metal certs (and if you see it, you are likely paying for it, probably a few dollars a ton). If you are using mild steel that’s about 1.5 mm … Continue reading

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