This project seems quite large for a hobby, but I am determined, I don’t know how elaborate I am going to get but, I was wondering, when drawing 1018 how often does the steel have to be annealed? I was thinking about combining all of the operations in one press stroke
Blanking, cupping and two stages of drawing might be accomplished by having a short stroke cylinder pushing a longer stroke cylinder when the blanking pin cuts the blank it has a pin in the center of it that would be the cupping pin. Then if the pin is allowed to pass the cup further into the die, it could go through more drawing dies before finally being stripped off of the pin and dropped. I was thinking of ganging 5 at a time.