die cushion

die cushion

[′dī ‚ku̇sh·ən]
(engineering)
A device located in or under a die block or bolster to provide additional pressure or motion for stamping.
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A key part of the forming process is the die cushion that helps to control the flow of the metal around the die.
"Integrated pressure reveals the total work done by the die cushion in units of psi-s.
Besides the shear and laser, the company also has five Cincinnati press brakes and an OBS press with die cushion which is used for blanking and drawing work.
Pre-acceleration means that the die cushion operating as blankholder accelerates shortly before the upper die contacts the blank.
With a maximum stamping force of 2,000 tonnes and extremely precise die cushions operated by hydraulic servos, the stamping line produces, among other things, the bodyside inner panel of the new Fiesta.