Warmforming A Matter of Control

"By controlling the velocity, we can control the thinning and thickening of the material during different portions of the form. And by heating and controlling the velocity together, we naturally eliminate the material's tendency to crack."

Warm forming exotic materials—from titanium to magnesium—may open up new markets for stampers across the country. Years ago, a steering wheel represented a stamped component. Today, like many other automotive parts, they’re made of a magnesium die-cast.

By controlling the velocity, we can control the thinning and thickening of the material during different portions of the form. And by heating and controlling the velocity together, we naturally eliminate the material's tendency to crack.

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