The Analysis of Forming Forces in Single Point Incremental Forming
1 Division of Mechanical Engineering, Kyungnam University, Changwon, R. Korea
2 School of Industrial Engineering and Naval Architecture, Changwon National University, Changwon, R. Korea
Incremental forming is a process to produce sheet metal parts in quick. Because there is no need for dedicated dies and molds, this process is less cost and time spent. The purpose of this study is to investigate forming forces in single point incremental forming. Producing a cone frustum of aluminum is tested for forming forces. A dynamometer is used to collect forming forces and analyze them. These forces are compared with cutting forces upon producing same geometrical shapes of experimental parts. The forming forces in Z direction are 40 times larger than the machining forces. A spindle and its axis of a forming machine should be designed enough to withstand the forming forces.
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