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Simplifying the Complexity of Hard Materials

A new 3D printing technology and new steel powder give a preview of the tool steel forming technologies that are just ahead

Die forging seems so simple: just force the raw material to conform to the desired shape. And when this is demonstrated it looks simple, too, but what looks simple is the result of numerous considerations, calculations, and decisions, many of these concerning the materials used in the process, meaning the materials forming the molds as well as the workpieces.

It’s only when the simplicity is revealed as complexity, or even inefficiency, that the challenges of impression-die forg

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