The effect of multi-point electrical paths on global springback elimination in single point incremental forming

Jacklyn Niebauer, Derek Shaffer, Ihab Ragai, John Timothy Roth

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Abstract

Automotive and aerospace industries are interested in implementing die-less forming processes in order to reduce part costs and the required forming energy. One method of die-less forming is incremental forming, in which a sheet metal part is formed; typically with a hemispherical tool that deforms material as it pushes into the material and passes along the surface to create the desired part geometry. One problem with incremental forming is global springback, which occurs after the part has been formed and is released from the forming fixture. This effect is caused by residual stresses that are created during part deformation and result in geometric inaccuracies after the clamping force has been released. In this paper, the effect of post-deformation applied direct current on the springback of pre-formed sheet metal will be investigated. This is a process is a type of electrically assisted manufacturing (EAM). This paper is a continuation of previous works presented at MSEC 2015-2016. The initial feasibility study described herein already achieves a springback reduction of 26.3% and is dependent on the regions of high stress concentration as well as current density. Future work will extend this reduction through further testing of complex configurations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProcesses
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9780791850725
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
EventASME 2017 12th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2017 collocated with the JSME/ASME 2017 6th International Conference on Materials and Processing - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2017Jun 8 2017

Publication series

NameASME 2017 12th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2017 collocated with the JSME/ASME 2017 6th International Conference on Materials and Processing
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2017 12th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2017 collocated with the JSME/ASME 2017 6th International Conference on Materials and Processing
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period6/4/176/8/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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