Proceedings of the 11th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming
11th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming
23-25 avril 2008
LaMCoS (CNRS UMR 5259 - Laboratoire de mécanique des Contacts et des Structures) of INSA-Lyon
[en] SPIF ; Incremental forming ; Process limits
[en] Although Incremental Forming offers distinct advantages over traditional forming processes,
such as short lead times and low setup costs, the process still has some drawbacks. Besides the obtainable accuracy, one of the main challenges of the process are the process limits. Many workpiece geometries cannot be manufactured due to the fact that the maximum wall angle that can be formed is limited for a certain sheet material and thickness to a given angle. Different solutions to this approach have been proposed and this paper further investigates one of those solutions, the multi step approach for single point incremental forming. Experiments were performed and compared with simulations to better understand the phenomena underlying the improved process performance.