Joining by Forming of Lightweight Frame Structures
Joining of lightweight frame structures in small quantities is subject to specific conditions, which are exemplarily determined for joining by forming processes. Experimental investigations have been carried out to evaluate both feasibility and capability of joining by forming processes. Joining has been accomplished by compressing or expanding cylindrical profiles using rigid tools for rolling-in processes, fluid active medium for hydro-forming as well as active energy for electromagnetic forming.
Matthias Kleiner, Jürgen Fleischer, Michael Zäh and Marco Schikorra
W. Homberg et al., "Joining by Forming of Lightweight Frame Structures", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 10, pp. 89-100, 2006