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Is There A Difference With Cold Formed Parts?

Is There A Difference With Cold Formed Parts?
Making shapes of metal, of the formation of parts and components, can be accomplished by at least three different methods. These four include hot forging, cold forming, and machining. Machining is the one option that creates the most waste and often is the most expensive and time-consuming. With machining, a solid workpiece is shaped, typically with CNC (computer numerical control) software to remove part of the solid form to create the shape. While highly precise, this method is not always the best option for all parts and all alloys and metals. Hot forging can include extrusions or working with metal that is heated to the point where it can be easily worked. This involves more energy expenditure than cold forming, plus it also requires additional time and equipment. Hot forging also can change the internal structure and physical properties of specific alloys, which needs to be carefully considered. Cold Forming Cold formed parts are made in a similar process to hot forging and extrusion, just without the need to heat the metal or alloy. Without the need for heating, this is a faster and less costly method and offers a waste-free option for creating simple to complex shapes for all types of applications. The benefit to choosing cold formed parts is that the system is fully automated and can produce high volumes of parts in a short period of time, keeping production costs down. As with hot forging through extrusion, the cold metal is forced through a die by using high-pressure rams. There are limitations as to the size of the component that can be formed based on the resistance of the metal or the alloy to the process. With cold formed parts, there is no change in the physical and internal properties of the metal. This means that parts don’t have to be stress relieved or further treated after fabrication, which is another important factor to consider for small or large volume production. Be the first to like. Like...
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Where To Find Quality Anchor Studs

Where To Find Quality Anchor Studs
One of the best things about today’s global marketplace and the ability for small companies to order materials from suppliers around the country or around the world is getting exactly what you need. The flip side of this is the lack of consistency between production in different countries. For example, different countries have quality control measures in place and use standards and certifications in the production of all types of products, including mild steel or stainless steel anchor studs. Finding a quality supplier for your anchor studs is going to be an important part of any job or project. Not all suppliers will have the same quality or in-stock quantity of inventory, which can potentially cause problems for your construction project. Sizing and Availability Depending on the specific application, there will be different requirements for sizes of anchor studs. This includes both the length of the stud as well as the diameter. General contractors or fastener suppliers will typically only stock the most common body diameters and lengths. They may not have actual in-store supplies for large construction projects even with the standard sizes of studs and ferrules. Working with a specialized weld stud supplier is the best option. Make sure the company has a focus on quality and customer support and also discuss orders and inventory before deciding if they are the right match. Options in Studs Most jobs will call for the use of unthreaded stud anchors. It is possible to have a partially threaded or fully threaded option as well, usually with the head just slightly larger than the diameter of the shaft. These studs can be quickly and easily welded in place, with each taking just a few seconds to perform the welding processing. With quality studs and reliable stud weld guns, this can be a very fast and efficient anchoring option. Be the first to like. Like...
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The Importance Of Shear Studs

The Importance Of Shear Studs
Shear connectors, which are sometimes called shear studs, are used in construction, particularly to connect load bearing girders or structural elements with a concrete slab. Without the use of these connectors, the shear transfer between the two materials would not be possible. The connectors are a simple yet efficient way to affix the two different materials to each other. This is essential as once they are attached or connected to each other, they behave as if they are one solid, single unit. The result of this composite action through the use of shear studs is that the entire weight of the concrete slab is not fully transferred to the beam. This prevents long spans of a bridge deck, or even in a large building, from bending in the middle to create a U shape instead of a level deck or floor. In turn, the steel beam is not just there for supporting the weight of the concrete slab; it also makes the slab stronger. The composite action allows for greater weight bearing and strength than would be possible by simply placing concrete over the steel beams without the connection. Considerations The shear studs are welded to the bridge girders. The distance between the shear connectors and the distance from the edge of the connector and the flange plate is important to consider. This information is provided in the standards and is regulated to ensure safety in all composite types of construction. The length and diameter of the shear connector will be determined by factors such as tensile stress, fatigue loading, the thickness of the plate and the thickness of the concrete. There are standard sizes of shear connectors used for specific types of construction projects. It will be crucial to verify the connectors selected for the specific building, bridge or project are correct and to all required specifications before ordering. Be the first to like. Like...
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