Control of Uncertainties in Metal Forming by Applications of Higher Flexibility Dimensions
It is widely accepted that fluctuations in market demands and product life cycles are often unpredictable. Based on these uncertainties, companies cannot calculate with constant demands. Manufacturers are also confronted with quality fluctuations in semi-finished parts that lead to various product qualities. This paper identifies the most relevant uncertainties for companies and gives answers how manufacturers can deal with these problems. It also shows recent developments in the field of flexible forming using servo press technology. Hereby the focus is set on 3D Servo Presses, providing various options for accomplishing uncertainties.
Holger Hanselka, Peter Groche and Roland Platz
P. Groche et al., "Control of Uncertainties in Metal Forming by Applications of Higher Flexibility Dimensions", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 104, pp. 83-93, 2012