Sheet metal

Residual stresses: challenges or opportunities?

Residual stresses are simply stresses retained within a stationary body and at equilibrium with its surroundings. There are three primary mechanisms in which residual stresses enter into a body namely thermal, chemical and…

A trailblazing investment to promote additive manufacturing

3D printing is developing at an increasingly rapid pace. To improve its additive manufacturing processes, toolcraft has invested in new laser melting machines from Trumpf. While plastic parts can already be 3D printed…

How 3D CAD for sheet metal design unfolds better productivity

In a digital era, leading manufacturers are eying to automate factories, capitalize on big data, drive predictive maintenance and collaborate efficiently with suppliers and partners on part designs with 3D tools. It is…

F.lli Nava

F.lli Nava: deep-drawing for very deep parts

F.lli Nava makes use of all the technologies currently available, in the field of production presses following standard production processes and production processes for customised presses – for deep-drawing, moulding, thermoforming, hydroforming –…

New members joining to Trumpf’s group management

Trumpf is expanding its Group Management increasing the number of group managing directors from five to six. Heinz-Jürgen Prokop (58) and Christian Schmitz (57) are going to join the company’s most important managing board. Both…

ESI launches Pam-Stamp 2017

Innovator in Virtual Prototyping software and services for manufacturing industries ESI Group, announces the latest release of ESI Pam-Stamp; simulation software dedicated to sheet metal forming. An end-to-end solution, Pam-Stamp covers cold, warm…

Finite Element Modelling of combined plate process

  Some researchers have presented the results of the Finite Element Modelling of a new combined process (Plate Rolling and Stamping). This process has been used to produce big-size bodies, for instance like…

Bending, a process in constant evolution

Always in search of technological evolutions aimed at providing excellent bending, geometrically precise and repeatable, press brake manufacturers propose more and more efficient and performing machines on the market, glancing at industry 4.0….

Hydroforming of extruded and fully annealed tubes: FEM analysis and experiments

The tube hydroforming allows the manufacture of thin-walled structural components of varying cross-section along their length. This allows components to be optimized in weight and strength. As a consequence of that, the hydroformed…

MG: Section and tube bending machines

MG supplies innovative hydraulic plate banding and section bending machines, for the production of big ferrules for the oil industry and for the generation of wind power. In these applications of large tube…

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