USA: Ford's New Tool Process Slashes Cost, Development
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) and Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc. have finalized a deal giving Praxair worldwide licensing rights for a parts making process that cuts tool and die development time in half and associated costs by more than 25 percent. Developed by Ford's Scientific Research Lab, the rapid tooling process, called Sprayform Tooling, creates stamping dies by spraying molten steel over ceramic molds.
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