The incremental sheet metal forming technology is a flexible forming technology without dedicated forming dies. The locus of the forming tool can be adjusted by correcting the numerical model of the product. The effect of forming half-apex angle on forming process with all kind of sheet material, sheet thickness and ironing ratio is researched. The limit half-apex angle is different for all kind of sheet material and thickness. The limit half-apex angle is smaller for the larger thickness of sheet metal. It will succeed in square conical box incremental forming in a single tool-path if the forming is carried out with an angle which is larger than the forming limit half-apex angle θ. The ironing ratio ψt is decided by the forming half-apex angle θ. The ironing ratio ψt varies with θ. The ironing ratio ψt is smaller when is larger.