Title: Innovative sheet metal-forming processes

Authors: A. Erman Tekkaya, Michael Trompeter, Jorg Witulski

Addresses: Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction, University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany. ' Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction, University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany. ' Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction, University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany

Abstract: The paper gives an overview about current research activities at the Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction in the field of innovative sheet metal-forming processes – hot sheet metal, electromagnetic, sheet metal hydro- and incremental forming – regarding to realise lightweight constructions of modern sheet metal parts and flexible forming processes.

Keywords: sheet metal forming; finite element method; FEM; hot stamping; high-speed forming; hydroforming; incremental forming; flexible manufacturing systems; FMS; electromagnetic forming; flexible forming; lightweight components.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMS.2008.020502

International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, 2008 Vol.1 No.2/3, pp.157 - 170

Published online: 28 Sep 2008 *

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