Press Tools are special tools custom built to produce a particular component mainly out of sheet metal. The principal operations of sheet stampings include cutting operations(Shearing,Blanking,Piercing etc.)and forming operations(bending,drawing,etc.). Sheet metal items such as automobile parts(roofs fenders,caps etc.)components of aircraft, parts of business machines,household appliances,sheet metal parts of electronic equipments,precision parts required for horological industry etc. are manufactured by press tools.


FUNDAMENTAL DESIGN CONCEPTS OF PRESS TOOLS

SHEARING THEORY
TYPES OF PRESS TOOL/OPERATIONS TOPICS
CUTTING CLEARANCE
Land and angular clearance
Guide Plate tool
Cutting force
Stock material
Striplayout
Punches
Buckling of punches
Dies
Stoppers
Stripper
Gauges
Pilots
Sidecutters
Fasteners and Dowels
Shank and shank location
Die Sets
Blanking tool
Piercing tool
Bending
Glossary

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