MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 190, 20185th International Conference on New Forming Technology (ICNFT 2018)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Sheet metal forming|
|Published online||18 September 2018|
Investigation of a partial, inductive short-time heat treatment of thin metal sheets integrated into the forming process
University of Applied Sciences Stralsund, D-18435 Stralsund, Germany
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flanging is a widespread method in the sheet metal working industry to connect same or different materials by forming. Especially the sealing technology makes high demands on the flanging process: a low sheet thickness of the inner eyelet is necessary for proper sealing. The outer edges of the neck rings are mostly manufactured by shear cutting. The quality of the cut surface and the level of the local strain hardening influence decisively the limit of the flanging process by possible cracking. This paper is focused on the dependencies of these factors regarding thin metal sheets of different materials with a thickness down to 100 μm. It could be shown that strain hardening has a stronger effect on the process limits compared to the notch effect of the sheet edges when using standard values for the clearance of the shear cutting tool. Furthermore, a process is investigated with a partial inductive short-time heat treatment of the most deformed edge area. Due to the low thickness of the material and low heat capacities related thereto, it is possible to integrate a recrystallization annealing as single step into the forming process. As a result, the strain hardening can be removed from the affected zone directly between two forming steps to increase the process limits.
Key words: Sheet metal / Cutting / Heat treatment
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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