Producing Flat Material-- That Stays Flat-- for Cutting Operations

November 2008
Metal Center News;Fall2008 Cutting Edge, p10
Trade Publication
The article discusses several processes and machines that produce flat materials. Flatness of a certain material refers to its side-to-side length differential. To ensure the production of flat materials, trapped stressed described to be some portions of the sheet being under tension while other portions are relaxed should be considered. The use of machines such as roller levelers, temper mills and stretcher levelers is also hinted, although each of them have their own respective limitations.


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