On the Effect of Curvature Radius on the Spif-Ability
Single Point Incremental Forming (SPIF) is a novel sheet metal forming process. The formability (i.e. spif-ability) in this process is determined through Varying Wall Angle Conical Frustum (VWACF) test. In this paper, the effect of variation in the curvature radius, a geometrical parameter of test, on the test results is investigated. A series of VWACF tests with a variety of curvature radii is performed to quantify the said effect. It is found that the spif-ability increases with increasing of curvature radius. However, any variation in the curvature radius does not affect the spif-ability when the normalized curvature radius (i.e. curvature radius/tool radius) becomes higher than 9.
Xie Yi and Li Mi
G. Hussain et al., "On the Effect of Curvature Radius on the Spif-Ability", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 129-131, pp. 1222-1227, 2010