Analytical prediction of formed geometry in multi-stage single point incremental forming

Lingam, R and Bansal, A and Reddy, N Venkata (2016) Analytical prediction of formed geometry in multi-stage single point incremental forming. International Journal of Material Forming, 9 (3). pp. 395-404. ISSN 1960-6206

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Single Point Incremental Forming (SPIF) is a die-less forming process that can be economically used for low volume production of sheet metal components. One of the limitations of SPIF is the maximum wall angle that can be formed in a single stage. To overcome this limitation, Multi-stage Single Point Incremental Forming (MSPIF) is used to form components with large wall angles. When the tool is moved from out-to-in during any stage, material present ahead of it (towards the centre of the component) moves down rigidly. If this rigid body displacement is not considered during tool path generation for MSPIF, it leads to stepped/unwanted features. Predicting the component geometry after each stage helps in monitoring the shape being developed and in turn is useful in designing intermediate stages to form required final geometry with desired accuracy. In the present work, a simple methodology is proposed to predict rigid body displacement based on tool path and process parameters (tool diameter, incremental depth, sheet thickness) used. Tool and sheet deflections due to forming force are also considered to predict final geometry of the component. Proposed methodology is validated by comparing predicted profiles with experimentally measured profiles of high wall angle axisymmetric components formed using different materials and sheet thicknesses. Predicted profiles are in good agreement with experimental results.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Incremental sheet metal forming; Multi-stage forming; Rigid body displacement;
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Divisions: Department of Physics
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Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2015 05:32
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