Development of Manufacturing Process Using Cold Incremental Forming Technique for Micro-Alloyed Non-Heat-Treated Material
A micro-alloyed non-heat-treated material does not need post heat treatment processes such as quenching and tempering after the forming process in production stages. This material can be called a green material since it can reduce industrial costs and harmful pollutants generated from post heat treatments. In this paper, near-net-shape forming processes were studied in order to make an automotive part using a micro-alloyed material. The cold forging technique using a former was utilized for the main shaping, and the cold incremental forming technique using a cross wedge rolling machine was adopted for the enhancement of strength and the final shaping of the part. In order to get more adequate process, the cross wedge rolling process is compared to the swaging process for the micro-alloyed steel and general carbon steels through experiments.
Hyung Sun Kim, Yu Bao Li and Soo Wohn Lee
H. W. Lee et al., "Development of Manufacturing Process Using Cold Incremental Forming Technique for Micro-Alloyed Non-Heat-Treated Material", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 510-511, pp. 254-257, 2006