Tube Forming Using a Reuleaux Triangle
AbstractTube forming is a manufacturing process in which a circular tube is deformed into various shapes. This paper details a novel process in which tubular steel was formed into a square tube using a Reuleaux triangle tool. This triangular section tool translates on its section and rotates on its longitudinal axis to prepare a square geometry. It is hypothesized that the sliding action increases the formability of the part. After comparison with the square tool tube flaring, which only longitudinally translates to form a square tube, it is found that only 11% of the force is required to achieve the shape. View Full-Text
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Seibert, H.; Petrut, L.; Nikhare, C.P. Tube Forming Using a Reuleaux Triangle. J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2017, 1, 16.
Seibert H, Petrut L, Nikhare CP. Tube Forming Using a Reuleaux Triangle. Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing. 2017; 1(2):16.Chicago/Turabian Style
Seibert, Hayden; Petrut, Laurentiu; Nikhare, Chetan P. 2017. "Tube Forming Using a Reuleaux Triangle." J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 1, no. 2: 16.
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