MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 80, 2016NUMIFORM 2016: The 12th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Industrial Forming Processes
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||MS10: Design, Optimization, Inverse Methods and Uncertainties in Forming Processes|
|Published online||24 October 2016|
Optimization of the single point incremental forming process for titanium sheets by using response surface
1 Université de Technologie de Troyes France-GAMMA3, France
2 Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis-MAI Tunisia
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The single point incremental forming process is well-known to be perfectly suited for prototyping and small series. One of its fields of applicability is the medicine area for the forming of titanium prostheses or titanium medical implants. However this process is not yet very industrialized, mainly due its geometrical inaccuracy, its not homogeneous thickness distribution& Moreover considerable forces can occur. They must be controlled in order to preserve the tooling. In this paper, a numerical approach is proposed in order to minimize the maximum force achieved during the incremental forming of titanium sheets and to maximize the minimal thickness. A surface response methodology is used to find the optimal values of two input parameters of the process, the punch diameter and the vertical step size of the tool path.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2016
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