Special Issue "Innovative and Flexible Sheet Forming Technologies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2023) | Viewed by 7976
Interests: incremental sheet forming; ultrasonic-assisted forming; deformation analysis; green manufacturing; remanufacturing
Interests: aerospace manufacturing; metal forming
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Innovative and flexible sheet forming processes that do not require time consuming set-up operations and/or do not impose the use of expensive conventional equipment have become a rather promising research topic. They enable the economical production of prototypes and small batch production and allow for the adaptation and modification of the product geometry with little effort.
Incremental sheet-forming (ISF) technology is an emerging sheet-forming process, during which a flat metal sheet is gradually formed into the designed 3D shape using computer numerical control (CNC)-controlled generic forming tool. The process features the benefits of reduced forming forces, enhanced formability and greater process flexibility. Recently, to further improve the formability and formed part quality, various energy-assisted forming strategies for ISF have been proposed. Although substantial research has been performed in the past decades on ISF, a research gap still exists between experimental results towards industrial requirements.
This Special Issue warmly welcomes submissions, including regular research papers, short communications, and reviews, describing current research trends and future perspectives in innovative and flexible sheet/tube forming processes. Articles that focus on the deformation mechanism, analytical modeling, finite element modeling, process optimization, microstructure control, and industrial applications remain especially of interest.
Dr. Yanle Li
Dr. Xiaoqiang Li
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- flexible forming processes
- incremental sheet/tube forming
- auxiliary energy-assisted forming
- hybrid forming processes
- deformation mechanism
- analytical modeling
- finite element modeling
- process optimization
- microstructure control