Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Doing a Deep Draw with little Hassle

If you’ve been working the rounds of the industrial plant circuit for a long time, you may be familiar with the process of deep drawing, which is shaping a precut metal sheet with a specially-made die. The sheet is then reworked into tapered, straight, or curved sides. However, given the sheer force used in hammering the sheet with the die, which requires a hefty amount of sudden movement that may stress the die machine itself, this will entail securing a supply of industrial lubricants to ensure the machine keeps on going. 

There are normally three industrial lubricant types for a deep drawing operation. 

Deep Drawing Oil – The lubricant is applied to the metal sheet to act as buffer between it and the dye. The objective is to preserve the metal’s material composition and save it from potential precursors of rust. 

Oil-Solid – There are deep drawing lubricants that carry a mixture of solid content and oil. They are meant to be used when there’s much machining to be carried out on the drawn sheet metal itself. Applying them can help ease the friction and heat that comes with frequent machining work. 

Emulsions – Emulsions are special lubricants that carry a modest amount of solid content, but smaller oily material against water-based substances. They are sparingly used in deep drawing due to the water content.


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