Experimental Evidences Concerning Geometrical Accuracy after Unclamping and Trimming Incrementally Formed Components
It is well known that the geometrical accuracy is a very relevant problem in Incremental Forming operations, since the material is not well sustained and, then, the elastic springback plays a significant role during the process. A number of researches are involved in the study of geometrical precision after the forming stage but considering the sheet clamped to the equipment. However, it is well known that material coupling is carried out after trimming, when it could change its shape after the new equilibrium. In the paper here addressed the above concept is kept in touch and a wide experimental campaign has been set-up in order to acquire experimental information on the effect of unclamping and trimming after incremental forming processes. The obtained results are able to suggest to the process designer some best practices which are accurately discussed in the paper.
F. Micari, M. Geiger, J. Duflou, B. Shirvani, R. Clarke, R. Di Lorenzo and L. Fratini
G. Ambrogio et al., "Experimental Evidences Concerning Geometrical Accuracy after Unclamping and Trimming Incrementally Formed Components", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 344, pp. 535-542, 2007