Title: Recent development of ring rolling theory and technique

Authors: Lin Hua; Jiadong Deng; Dongsheng Qian

Addresses: School of Automotive Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, 430070, China; Hubei Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Automotive Components, Wuhan, 430070, China ' School of Automotive Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, 430070, China; Hubei Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Automotive Components, Wuhan, 430070, China ' School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, 430070, China; Hubei Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Automotive Components, Wuhan, 430070, China

Abstract: Rings are basic mechanical components. Ring rolling is a well-known advanced plastic forming technique to manufacture high-performance seamless rings. Since the 21st century, the fast development of global manufacturing has raised an urgent request to high-performance rings, thus, comprehensive and in-depth studies on ring rolling technique were carried out. Based on long-term investigations and attentions on ring rolling, important developments of ring rolling theory and technique in recent 15 years were simply summarised, including the traditional radial ring rolling and radial-axial ring rolling, as well as the novel combined ring rolling. It is expected to give a valuable reference to the research and application of ring rolling.

Keywords: ring rolling theory; ring rolling technology; ring rolling equipment; plastic forming; ring manufacturing; seamless rings; high-performance rings.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.2017.080566

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 2017 Vol.54 No.1/2/3, pp.65 - 87

Received: 16 Jul 2015
Accepted: 14 Oct 2015

Published online: 31 Oct 2016 *

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