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Die Maker's Handbook

By Jerry Arnold
2000, 4-5/8" X 7" illustrated softcover
224 pages

An expert in his field, Jerry Arnold provides invaluable lessons learned from decades of trial and error as a die maker, die designer, and die engineer.
Written in an easy-to-read manner and heavily illustrated,
Die Makers Handbook is the only book of its kind expressly intended to help avoid the pitfalls associated with stamping designs, die designs, and stamping die function.
A half-dozen die makers with nearly 200 years of combined experience have edited this compact and practical reference.
The Die Makers Handbook is a must-have for your toolbox, desk, or briefcase.

Developed from more than 30 years of practical shop-learned information.
Chock full of all the stamping design pitfalls you do not need.
Includes a full chapter on exotic measuring methods, providing unique aids and hard-to-find-data.
Devotes an entire chapter of illustrated step-by-step process for designing progressive dies.
Especially designed for apprentices, young journeymen, and students of die design.

What a Die Can or Cannot Control
Formulas for Stamping Dies
Basic Die Component Function and Design
Techniques for Shop Sketching Die Designs
Die Makers Data and Miscellaneous Information
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$29.60 BK-DMH
BOOK- Die Makers Handbook

Die Design Fundamentals

Die Design Fundamentals, Third Edition
Vukota Boljanovic, J.R. Paquin and R.E. Crowley
320 pages, Illustrated, 8 x 10
Published: October, 2005

Retaining its unique and much praised organization, this leading text has been revised to reflect the most recent
developments in design tools. It provides balanced coverage of relevant fundamentals and real-world practices so that
students, apprentices and on-the-job professionals can understand the important and often complex interrelationships
between die design and the economic factors involved in manufacturing sheet-metal forming products. Following introductory
material and a discussion of 20 types of dies in Chapter 2, the design process of a representative die is separated into
seventeen distinct chapters. Each chapter is one step which is illustrated in two ways; first, as a portion of an engineering
drawing, that is, as the component is actually drawn on the design. Second, the die design is shown pictorially in order to
improve the users visualization. In successive sections each step is detailed as it is applied to the design of the various types
of dies listed in Chapter 2.

* Includes English and Metric systems.
* Covers new methods of producing blanks, such as waterjet cutting and laser cutting.
* Contains a glossary of terms for the first time.
* Illustrates each step in pictorial view and as a portion of an engineering drawing.
* Offers a completely revised chapter on presses and quick die-changing systems and includes the addition of Quick
Die Change Systems.

* Introduction to Die Design
* Classifications and Types of Dies
* The Material Strips
* The Blank
* Fourteen Steps to Design a Die
* How to Lay Out a Scrap Strip
* How to Design Die Blocks
* How to Design Blanking Punches
* How to Design Piercing Punches
* How to Design Punch Plates
* How to Design Pilots
* How to Design Gages
* How to Design Finger Stops
* How to Design Automatic Stops
* How to Design Strippers
* How to Apply Fasteners
* How to Select a Die Set
* Dimensions and Notes
* The Bill of Material
* Presses and Quick Die-Changing Systems
* Glossary
* Index
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$49.40 BK-DDF3
BOOK- Die Design Fundamentals, 3rd Edition

Sheet Metal Forming Processes and Die Design

Sheet Metal Forming Processes and Die Design, 2nd Ed.
Vukota Boljanovic
295 pages, Illustrated, 8 x 10
Published 2014

This long-awaited new edition of a best-selling text and reference provides an expanded and more comprehensive treatment of sheet metal forming processes, while placing forming processes and die design in the broader context of the techniques of press-working sheet metal.
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.
While concentrating on simple, applicable engineering methods rather than complex numerical techniques, the author uses many illustrations, tables, and charts to enhance comprehension and learning.

Presents topics with a balanced coverage of relevant fundamentals and real-world practices.
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.
Includes a brand new chapter (Chapter 14, on quick die-change systems and die design) and a brand new appendix (Appendix 4, on technical specifications of Helical and Belleville springs).
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$62.90 BK-SHEET
BOOK- Sheet Metal Forming Processes 2nd Edition