An Experimental Investigation on Profile Forming of an End Cap Using Al 3003 (O)
The feasibility of using modern computers in manufacturing has evolved an era in the development of several new sheet metal forming process. The concept of profile forming technique has been investigated for production of sheet metal components. Profile forming is a very promising technology to manufacture sheet metal producs by CNC controlled movement with simple forming tool. Profile forming was developed as a flexible, alternative manufacturing method to effectively prototype stampings and produce in small lots. Cylindrical Cup is formed on Aluminium sheet of grade Al 3003 (O) without using punch and die. Formability of material, maximum wall angle, Surface roughness, thinning of sheet and Microstructural characteristics of Aluminium sheet are studied.
Yungang Li, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang and Jinglong Bu
S.P. Shanmuganatan and V.S. Senthil Kumar, "An Experimental Investigation on Profile Forming of an End Cap Using Al 3003 (O)", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 291-294, pp. 549-555, 2011