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Sheet Metal Forming Processes and Die Design, 2nd Edition

  • Vukota Boljanovic
  • ISBN-10: 0831134925
  • ISBN-13: 9780831134921
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2004
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

Written by an engineer with decades of practical manufacturing experience, this new edition has been thoroughly revised and is a complete modern guide to sheet metal forming processes and die design – still the most commonly used methodology for the mass-production manufacture of aircraft, automobiles, and complex high-precision parts. Included are the “hows” and “whys” of product analysis, as well as the techniques for blanking, punching, bending, deep drawing, stretching, material economy, strip design, movement of metal during stamping, and tooling. Its focus is on simple, applicable engineering methods rather than complex numerical techniques.


  • Emphasizes the influence of materials as an aid to understanding manufacturing processes and operations.

  • Features the essential mathematical formulas and calculations needed for various die operations and performance evaluation.

  • Shows the comparative advantages and liabilities for each manufacturing process and operation.

  • Offers a complete picture of the knowledge and skills needed for the effective design of dies for sheet-metal forming processes highlighted with illustrative examples.

  • Provides properties and typical applications of selected tool and die materials for various die parts.

Table of Contents

Part One - Theoretical Fundamentals
Chapter 1: The Structure of Materials
Chapter 2: Mechanical Behavior of Metals

Part Two - Manufacturing Processes
Chapter 3: Searing Process
Chapter 4: Blanking and Punching
Chapter 5: Bending
Chapter 6: Deep Drawing
Chapter 7: Various Forming Processes

Part Three - Die Design
Chapter 8: Basic Die Classifications and Components
Chapter 9: Blanking and Punching Dies
Chapter 10: Bending Dies
Chapter 11: Deep Drawing Dies
Chapter 12: Various Forming Dies
Chapter 13: Tool and Die Materials
Chapter 14: Quick Die Change Systems and Die Design

Appendix 1: Blank Diameter of Drawn Shells
Appendix 2: Metric System Tolerances
Appendix 3: Miscellaneous Information
Appendix 4: Technical Specifications of the Helical and Belleville Springs.