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Special Issue "Design and Behavior of Innovative Tools and Devices for Manufacturing Sheet Metal"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Metals and Alloys".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2023 | Viewed by 2055
Special Issue Editor
Interests: planning and optimization of forming processes; rapid production of forming tools—rapid tooling; flexible forming tools; FEM simulations; formability analyses of sheet metals and bulk metals; plasticity analyses of modern metallic materials; sensitivity analysis of forming processes; forming of nonmetal materials; biomimetics in forming; contemporary forming technologies
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Special Issue Information
The modern industry with the paradigm Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0 demands high adaptability of applied production processes. This is reflecting also in the manufacturing of parts made of sheet materials ranging from various types of steels up to polymer processing. Due to this reason, the forming tools need to express increasingly flexibility and the mechatronic concepts are implemented in their use as well. Use of sensors and actuators strongly influence the design of contemporary forming tools and their behavior during the forming processes. Furthermore, the partial heating or cooling of tool or some tool segments is implemented into the tools in order to improve local workpiece formability. This enables increase of part complexity and its production accuracy. The presentation of innovative concepts and design for all types of forming tools and devices for sheet materials with their sensors, actuators and control systems is highly welcome in this special issue.
In the Special Issue, recent advances on the study of innovative tools and devices for forming of sheet materials are highlighted and discussed, including but not limited to the following topics:
- Forming of sheet metal and non-metal plates and foils
- Innovative forming tooling concepts
- Smart tooling
- Adaptable forming devices and tools
- Sensors and actuators in forming tools
- Diagnostic in forming processes
- Computer vision and process control in forming processes
- Temperature-controlled forming tools
- Cryogenic-assisted forming processes
- Innovative tools and devices for incremental forming
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue.
Dr. Tomaž Pepelnjak
Manuscript Submission Information
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- plasticity of modern metallic and polymer materials
- formability analyses of sheet metals and bulk metals
- development and optimization of forming processes
- incremental forming technologies
- rapid production of forming tools
- flexible forming tools
- FEM simulations
- sensitivity analysis of forming processes
- forming of nonmetal materials
- biomimetics in forming