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RJC Drawing Service

Drawing is a metalworking process that uses tensile forces to stretch (extend) glass, steel, or plastic. As the metal is attracted (drawn), it extends to end up being thinner, to achieve a desired shape and also density. Attracting is identified right into 2 kinds: sheet steel drawing and tube, wire, as well as bar drawing. Sheet steel drawing is specified as plastic contortion over a curved axis. For wire, bar, as well as tube illustration, the starting stock is attracted with a die to lower its diameter as well as enhance its size. Attracting is normally executed at area temperature, therefore categorized a chilly functioning process, nevertheless, drawing may likewise be done at elevated temperature levels to hot work huge cords, rods or hollow sections in order to decrease pressures.

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Sheet Metal Drawing

The success of forming remains in relationship to two points, the flow and stretch of material. As a die develops a shape from a level sheet of steel, there is a demand for the product to move into the form of the die. The circulation of material is controlled through stress applied to the empty and also lubrication put on the space or the die. If the type moves too easily, creases will certainly take place in the part. Tore or less lubrication is applied to the empty to restrict the flow of material and create the product to stretch or establish thin. If too much stress is used, the component will certainly end up being also thin and also break. Attracting metal requires finding the proper balance between creases and also breaking to achieve an effective component.

RJC Deep Drawing

Deep drawing is one of the most prominent metal forming methods available to manufacturers– it includes making use of steel passes away to create empty sheets of metal into a wanted form. Especially, if the deepness of the product developed is equal to or greater than its distance, then the steel developing process can be called deep drawing.

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Advantages of Deep Drawing

Deep drawing has been around for centuries, and for good reason. The process is accurate and repeatable with many advantages:

  • No Seams: Deep drawing produces shapes that are uniform and seamless, reducing potential weak points in the finished part.
  • Strength: In some cases, material hardening during deformation can increase the strength of parts.
  • Uniformity: Deep drawn parts have a high degree of consistency from the start of a production run to the end.
  • Rapid Cycle Time: Presses set up for deep drawing can be cycled quickly, making this a very efficient way to produce large quantities of parts.
  • Reduced Technical Labor: Deep drawing can be automated, reducing labor costs significantly.
  • Low Maintenance: Deep draw setups require less ongoing maintenance than competing processes.
  • Faster Assembly: Deep drawing can create shapes with a closed end, reducing or eliminating the need for fabrication or welding as secondary processes.

Deep Drawing Design Guidelines

Design strategies  that many defects can be avoided in deep drwaing

Minimizing complexity and also asymmetry

Preparation blank geometry to reduce excess material

Changing grain orientation to reduce stress and anxieties in uneven designs

Utilizing CAD and also limited element modelling to enhance progression and tooling layouts prior to manufacturing of tools. Simulations can save substantial labor and device prices by preventing pricey trial-and-error procedure alterations.

Factors cause defects in most deep drawing

Inappropriate force circulation

Failing to take into consideration blank material properties

An incorrect draw ratio

Improper management of friction

Get Your Seet Metal Deep Drawing Project Started Today

Our engineers are ready to work with you to make sure you get great parts fast. When you submit your 3D design files, we will consult with you to ensure design for manufacturability in order to get parts that meet and exceed your expectations. Contact us for your free quote and design review today.

Deep Drawing Process Considerations

When it comes time to design a deep drawn part, the following considerations should be taken into account:

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  • Annual production volume
  • Target production rates
  • Target pricing
  • Finished part shape and tolerances
  • Forming progression and number of stages
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Material type and mechanical properties
  • Material grade, heat treat condition
  • Drawability: Plastic strain ratio and strain hardening
  • Anisotropy
  • Blank size, shape, and thickness
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  • Multi-station or single station
  • Transfer or progressive
  • Single-action or double-action
  • Cushioning capabilities
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  • Quick change tooling capability
  • Single action dies
  • Double action dies
  • Compound dies
  • Progressive dies
  • Multiple dies with transfer mechanisms

Request Your Sheet Metal Deeep Drawing Quote Today

Most quotes are delivered within 24 hrs. and usually much less, depending on project details.

Your customer support partner will contact you directly to ensure you’ve received and understand all aspects of your quotation and to answer any questions you may have.

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