Title: Finite element investigation of some aspects affecting the depth and wall thickness of a part formed by single point incremental forming process

Authors: Salah B.M. Echrif; Meftah Hrairi

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, P.O. Box 10, 50728, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, P.O. Box 10, 50728, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract: Single point incremental forming (SPIF) is an emerging sheet-metal-forming technology, capable of manufacturing complex parts at low cost for small to medium-batch production. The present paper is focused on using finite element analysis to study the phenomenon of overstretch the wall thickness along depth and the effect of the tool path on the distribution of the wall thickness.

Keywords: complex components; incremental sheet metal forming; ISF; finite element method; FEM; aluminium; thickness distribution; wall thickness; tool path; part depth.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESMS.2012.050001

International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation, 2012 Vol.4 No.4, pp.169 - 173

Published online: 30 Aug 2014 *

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