Pressure Points, Modern Metals
Patricia Miller, Bohler-Uddeholm Corporation
Patricia Miller, senior technical manager at Bohler-Uddeholm Corp., discusses how to evaluate tooling issues that arise when forming AHSS.
PVD Coatings and Tool Steel Selection, Moldmaking Technology
Mark falkingham, eifeler Coatings Technology & Jereme Bohlhing, Bohler-Uddeholm Corporation
Mold users are driving an increased use of physical vapor deposition (PVD) coatings, and this has generated questions and concerns from mold builders as they select materials from which to manufacture their molds.
Improving the performance of transfer dies - Selecting the optimum tool steel, coating synergy, Stamping Journal
James Kaszynski, Bohler-Uddeholm Corporation
The use of high-strength work materials has dramatically increased the performance requirements on the stamping and forming tools. The selection of the proper tool steel grade at each transfer die station plays a large role in optimizing productivity. The tooling’s performance may be enhanced further with the addition of a coating.
Put a check on heat checking, Die Casting Engineer
Joseph Price, Bohler-Uddeholm Corporation
Heat checking is a common die casting problem, reducing the longevity and performance of the dies. Modifications to alloy compositions and advanced manufacturing methods produce cleaner, more homogenous steels which increases the heat checking resistance.