Hydromechanical Deep Drawing of Funerary Vases: A Suitable Alternative to the Traditional Forming Processes
In the present paper a feasibility study of a funerary vase, made of stainless steel, using the Hydromechanical Deep Drawing process, is presented. The component is currently made of bronze and manufactured by die casting technology in a low volume production environment. To investigate the part feasibility, several FE simulations were implemented using the Aquadraw tool of the explicit FE code Pam Stamp 2G 2005®. The FE simulations showed that HDD process can produce the part in one single step without the requirement of finishing operations such as painting or polishing. Furthermore experimental tests were conducted and the first prototypes were successfully produced.
F. Micari, M. Geiger, J. Duflou, B. Shirvani, R. Clarke, R. Di Lorenzo and L. Fratini
P. Bortot et al., "Hydromechanical Deep Drawing of Funerary Vases: A Suitable Alternative to the Traditional Forming Processes", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 344, pp. 485-492, 2007