A New Incremental Sheet Forming Process Based on Layer Manufacture
Sheet dieless digital forming is a new sheet metal dieless forming technology. This paper introduced the fundamentals of the Sheet dieless digital forming process. Based on the principle of “layered manufacture” in rapid prototype technology, this process resolves the intricate three-dimensional geometry information of the workpiece into a series of two-dimensional data, which can be used by an NC system to control a forming tool to make a curvilinear movement over the raw sheet metal layer by layer until the component wanted is formed. This paper introduced the Sheet dieless digital forming system and metal digital forming technology.
J. Liu "A New Incremental Sheet Forming Process Based on Layer Manufacture", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 607, pp. 124-127, 2014