MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 190, 20185th International Conference on New Forming Technology (ICNFT 2018)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Sheet metal forming|
|Published online||18 September 2018|
Electrohydraulic sheet metal forming with flexible tools
bime, Bremen Institute for Mechanical Engineering, Badgasteiner Str. 1, 28359 Bremen
2 MAPEX Center for Materials and Processing
3 University of Bremen
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In cold metal forming usually a die and a punch are required to form sheet metal in the desired shape. These two parts of the tool need to be produced of hardened materials in high precision. In this paper it is shown, that by using electrohydraulic forming the punch is replaced by a hydraulic punch and the die can be made easily out of softer materials that seem absolutely not suited at first sight. This allows for rapid and cheap manufacturing of sheet metal parts.
Key words: Metal Forming / Die / Rapid tooling
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