Influence of Machine Hammer Peening on the Tribology of Sheet Forming
The recently developed machine hammer peening process is used at the die shop of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfingen in order to replace manual surface finish of deep drawing dies. The goal of the process is surface roughness reduction after milling to ensure the tribological properties, which are necessary for the sheet metal forming process. Using machine hammer peening it is also possible to create defined surface structures that may be employed to influence local friction conditions and therewith overcome current limitations of the forming process. To take advantage of the surface structuring capabilities it is necessary to understand how to create defined surface structures using machine hammer peening and how the created structures affect friction and material flow behavior. In this work an approach is presented to describe the interaction of milling and machine hammer peening parameters on the created topography by wave theory. Especially the influence of tool path parameters of milling and consecutive machine hammer peening is investigated. The results, which are calculated using wave theory, are verified by FEM simulations and real experiments. In addition, suitable process parameters for machine hammer peening are derived from the obtained results, as they are used at the Mercedes-Benz die shop today.
M. Oechsner et al., "Influence of Machine Hammer Peening on the Tribology of Sheet Forming", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 966-967, pp. 397-405, 2014