Direct Punching in Inclined Ultra-High Strength Steel Sheets
A direct punching of inclined ultra-high strength steel sheets having low ductility was carried out to improve the quality of the sheared edge. In the direct punching of an inclined sheet, the contact between the sheet and punch became gradual because of touch from the bottom edge of the punch, and thus the sheared portion tended to bend in the latter half of punching. As the strength of the sheet increased, defects such as burr and secondary burnished surface were occurred around the sheared edge due to the low ductility. The range of direct punching for sheared edge without defects was shown for the high strength steel sheets. To prevent the occurrence of defects, a punch having inclined bottom was used. In this punch, the contact with the sheet was changed, the uniform contact with the inclined bottom was given. In the punch having the inclined bottom, the secondary burnished surface in the edge of 980 MPa grade steel sheet was prevented.
Fabrizio Micari and Livan Fratini
Y. Abe et al., "Direct Punching in Inclined Ultra-High Strength Steel Sheets", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 622-623, pp. 1051-1057, 2014