Characterization of Horizontal Loads in the Production of Asymmetrical Parts
The vision of Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 73 of the German Research Foundation (DFG) is the development of a new manufacturing technology, sheet-bulk metal forming. The research activity is focused on the manufacturing of geometrically complex parts with functional elements from thin sheet metal. This paper gives an overview about the challenges in forming of asymmetrical parts with regard to the forming forces and resulting displacements of the press components. Furthermore, it introduces an appropriate approach for consideration of machine characteristics in order to improve the computational accuracy of the process modelling.
J.R. Duflou, R. Clarke, M. Merklein, F. Micari, B. Shirvani and K. Kellens
B. A. Behrens et al., "Characterization of Horizontal Loads in the Production of Asymmetrical Parts", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 473, pp. 223-228, 2011