Die Spotting Press – How Die Spotting Machines Work
The techniques used to shape metal for a die are the product of a complex process, including heat and pressure. For each component that is needed for a die, a range of tools are required. Different types of tools can be designed for different situations. Die spotting presses, which are designed to shape metal for die, are used for simple die forging, plate metal bending, stamping and deburring.
Die spotting machines are known for their speed and accuracy when it comes to measuring and shaping die materials. As the tools work on the material, they not only feel the effect of the pressure but also know how much force they need to apply. Die spotters can perform precision and control in different situations.
Die spotting machines can also be used for industrial purposes. They can fit for all purposes of metalworking. Die spotters need to be trained to get used to the machine and make the most out of it. At times, they can also be manually operated to make even the simplest and smallest pieces. Die spotters’ roles in manufacturing industries include metal bending, sheet metal cutting, cutting and bending, stamping, drilling, mold making, grinding, melting and peening, all of which require the use of metal or dies.
Each press used for die shaping is designed with a specific workstation. A workstation is the area where each press is placed to achieve the best results. Some of the common workstations are worktop, cutting stack and die stack. These workstations have the same purpose for a die spotter and the workstation they are assigned to. In each workstation, the works are performed, measured again in order to achieve the results in a very fast and accurate manner.
While measuring, a set of screed or protrusions is used to separate the workstation to get different workstations for different spots. The die spotting machines come with standard screed used for all works. Screed is a system for separating the working space in the workstation, which allows the individual presses to find the ideal place in a certain workstation.
The type of material is shaped using this combination of screed and cross member. A cross member is the curved part in the structure of the press, which provides support to the die spotter. A screed has a curved structure and is used to make the piece to be shaped.
Then, it is placed in the metalwork, which requires less force. Each press uses different types of dies for different components. When the die is shaped, it gets subjected to different degree of heat. When this happens, it makes the metal to expand or shrink depending on the degree of the heat.
Dies can also be shaped by interlocking or stitching them together to make a whole. The heat applied by the machine can also leave a mark on the metalwork, which is referred to as staining. It can damage the part in the future.