A numerical analysis on forming limits during spiral and concentric single point incremental forming

M. L. Gipiela, V. Amauri, C. Nikhare, P. V.P. Marcondes

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Sheet metal forming is one of the major manufacturing industries, which are building numerous parts for aerospace, automotive and medical industry. Due to the high demand in vehicle industry and environmental regulations on less fuel consumption on other hand, researchers are innovating new methods to build these parts with energy efficient sheet metal forming process instead of conventionally used punch and die to form the parts to achieve the lightweight parts. One of the most recognized manufacturing process in this category is Single Point Incremental Forming (SPIF). SPIF is the die-less sheet metal forming process in which the single point tool incrementally forces any single point of sheet metal at any process time to plastic deformation zone. In the present work, finite element method (FEM) is applied to analyze the forming limits of high strength low alloy steel formed by single point incremental forming (SPIF) by spiral and concentric tool path. SPIF numerical simulations were model with 24 and 29 mm cup depth, and the results were compare with Nakajima results obtained by experiments and FEM. It was found that the cup formed with Nakajima tool failed at 24 mm while cups formed by SPIF surpassed the limit for both depths with both profiles. It was also notice that the strain achieved in concentric profile are lower than that in spiral profile.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012009
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 23 2017
Event5th Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering, CMSE 2016 - Taichung City, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Nov 8 2016Nov 11 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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