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Quick Die Change Second Edition

Author(s)/Editor(s): David A Smith LSME
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Pages in Print Edition: 432PP
Hard Cover

Published: 09/01/2004
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SME Members: $ 55.00
Non members: $ 60.00


Quick Die Change Second Edition pulls together various manufacturing concepts to demonstrate how to achieve dramatic setup time reductions. The book covers not only the basics of changing dies quickly but many fundamental concepts of pressworking that affect the correct changeover of dies.

The book includes chapters on: economic order quantity and just-in-time, training, acceptance, involvement, and support from the workforce, diesetting practice, die clamping methods, die parallels and die locating methods, quick die change strategy, setting progressive dies quickly and accurately, setup of tandem line dies, operating dies at a common shut height, decoiling, straightening, and feeding coil stock, transfer press and die operations, press force monitors, press safeguarding, ergonomics, training for emergencies and preparedness, unsticking presses, and die maintenance documentation and tracking.