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This Forging program begins by outlining forging's function in refining the metallurgical microstructure of wrought mills forms, and it's use in generating parts to near-net shape from these forms. Featured are segments on the various types of forging processes, including: Open-Die Forging, Impression-Die Forging, and Related Forging Processes.

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Rapid Injection Mold Tooling

This Rapid Injection Mold Tooling program shows three different methods of producing injection molds using various rapid prototyping techniques. The first example is epoxy tooling made from a stereolithography pattern that is used to mold 15 prototype parts in actual production material. The second example used the DTM process called RapidTool to make mold inserts capable of thousands of injection cycles. These RapidTool inserts were formed using powder metal in a Sinterstation. The powder metal inserts are infiltrated with copper to give the tool strength. The last example shows how the 3D Keltool process can be used to make mold inserts capable of being used as the final production tool for an injection molded part. This program also contains a demonstration of the PROMETAL machine that can make metal tooling directly from CAD data.

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Sheet Metal Coil Processing

Sheet Metal Coil Processing introduces the primary methods of processing sheet metal coils and featurs segments on coil slitting, coil blanking, and coil processing lines.

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Workholding includes any device used to grip and present a workpiece to a cutting tool on a machine tool. To provide an understanding of workholding as a fundamental issue in the machining process, this Workholding program examines the principles of workholding, milling & machining center workholding, and lathe workholding. The Principles of Workholding segment covers datums, part location, the six degrees of freedom, the 3-2-1 locational method, and issues of reclamping or rechucking workpieces. The Milling & Machining Center Workholding segment looks at small-lot, medium-lot, and mass-production workholding options while detailing the use of clamps, vises, multi-vises, cubes, columns, tombstones, indexers, rotary tables, modular fixturing, pallets, pneumatic clamping, hydraulic clamping, vacuum workholding, and application-dedicated fixtures. The Lathe Workholding segment explores the use of 3-jaw chucks, 6-jaw chucks, 4-jaw chucks, 2-jaw chucks, indexing chucks, collets, collet chucks, between centers turning, drive dogs, face drivers, steady rests, and magnetic chucks and fixtures.

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Plating and Surface Coatings

Plating and surface coating processes are used throughout manufacturing to provide protection, durability and decoration to parts. This program explains and highlights the use of electroplating, electroless plating, conversion coating, hot dipping, and porcelain enameling.

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Cutting Tool Geometries

Efficient metalcutting requires using the properly shaped tool for the task. These cutting tools are all described by their angles or geometries. To better understand these angles, this Cutting Tool Geometries program examines single-point turning tool and toolholder geometries, and milling and multi-point tool geometries. The Turning & Single Point Tools segment explores the various aspects of tool/toolholder geometry, such as insert shape, angle of inclination, lead angle, tool nose radius, and the various cutting tool rake angles. Insert chipbreaker designs and chip formation are also covered. The Milling & Multi-Point Cutting Tools segment focuses on the various milling cutter/milling insert rake angles, as well as, lead angle, cutter pitch, hand of cutter, effective diameter and more.

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Deburring Processes

Deburring processes are used to finish sharp, undesirable part edges that are produced during cutting and stamping operations. This program includes information on an array of deburring processes including cutting processes, power brushing, bonded abrasive finishing, mass finishing, abrasive blasting, abrasive-flow deburring, thermal deburring, and electro-chemical deburring.

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Painting and Powder Coating

This program begins with an introduction to the basic elements of all paint formulations including pigments, additives, solvents, and resins. Viscosity and volatile organic compounds (VOC) are also explained. The two types of resin polymer structures, enamels and lacquers, are explained with an emphasis on the crosslinking aspect of enamels.

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Roll Forming

Roll forming is a high-volume production process used to produce an unlimited variety of formable cross-sections. Part of the Fundamental Manufacturing Processes Video Series, this program provides detailed information on roll forming dimensional tolerances, material straightness, camber, curve, bow and twist, roll form tooling, and roll forming machines.

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Industrial Robotics

This program covers the array of robot configurations and features segments on robot anatomy and types, robotic programming, and sensors.

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