We had the honor to be selected as the computer simulation partner for a recent Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP) study that considered the feasibility of using higher strength and advanced high-strength steels to achieve weight reductions of hemmed closure panels: project…

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There is a long history of people promoting the idea of simultaneous engineering of product and processes. However, in many cases, the term “simultaneous engineering” is generally a euphemism for early hand-off (or outright throwing over the wall) of preliminary…

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Numerical controlled (N/C) cushions have previously been the realm of large OEMs and Tier 0.5 stampers in their newer large presses. Until now, the technology has been out of reach for many Tier 1 and supply chain stampers. In the…

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KTH Parts Industries has a relatively unique position in the automotive stamping industry; they are a tier-1 automotive parts supplier, serving only one customer since their founding in 1984. Their relationship with their OEM partner has developed over the years…

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