Manufacturing Tailor Welded Blanks

1-Day Course

Learn the fundamental principals of how to manufacture parts using laser and mash tailor welded blanks. Emphasis will placed on understanding the issues involved from product design to part manufacture. Examples will illustrate how to ensure quality and consistent tailor welded blank production.


All types of Engineers, Product Designers, Tool and Die Makers and anyone interested in an overall understanding of the tailor welded blank process.


1.0 Overview of Tailor Welded Blanks

1.1 Industry Applications

1.2 Benefits for Using Tailor Welded Blanks

1.3 Tailor Welded Blank Terminology

1.4 Methods and Limitations of Tailor Welded Blanks

1.5 Material Utilization and Sourcing Considerations

2.0 Weldline Placement Considerations

2.1 Weldline Placement Guidelines

2.2 Weldline Placement Confirmation

3.0 Die Design, Build, Manufacturing and Production Considerations

3.1 Die Design for TWB

3.2 Clearance of Drawing, Trimming and Flanging Steels

3.3 Gaging Requirements

3.4 Blank Stacking Requirements

3.5 Material Thickness Variation

3.6 Countermeasures for Splitting and Wrinkling Issues