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On the Influence of the Tool Path and Intrusion Depth on the Geometrical Accuracy in Incremental Sheet Forming

Institute of Metal Forming, RWTH Aachen University, Intzestr. 10, 52072 Aachen, Germany
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Metals 2020, 10(5), 661; https://doi.org/10.3390/met10050661
Received: 7 April 2020 / Revised: 30 April 2020 / Accepted: 15 May 2020 / Published: 19 May 2020
Incremental sheet forming (ISF) is a flexible sheet metal forming process to realize products within short time from design to the first produced part. Although fundamental research on ISF has been carried out around the world, ISF still misses commonly required tolerances for industrial application. In this study, the influences of tool path as well as intrusion depth of the forming tool into the sheet material on the geometrical accuracy were investigated. In the conducted experiments, both flat and stretch-formed sheet metal blanks with different tool paths and intrusion depths were examined. Experimental and numerical investigations showed that changes in the range of a tenth millimeter of the intrusion depth with a consistent tool path lead to different resulting part geometries. A better understanding of the sensitive influence of the tool path and the intrusion depth on the resulting geometry might lead to more accurate parts in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: incremental sheet forming; tool path direction; intrusion depth incremental sheet forming; tool path direction; intrusion depth
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Schmitz, R.U.C.; Bremen, T.; Bailly, D.B.; Hirt, G.K.P. On the Influence of the Tool Path and Intrusion Depth on the Geometrical Accuracy in Incremental Sheet Forming. Metals 2020, 10, 661.

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