Metal Forming edition:16 location:Palermo date:21-24 September 2014
Incremental Sheet Forming processes have been characterized by their limited forming speed and accompanying lengthy production time. ISF has therefore been considered a process category suitable for small batch sizes or discrete part production only. The potential for greatly increasing the forming speed of incremental forming processes is studied here by means of axisymmetric incremental forming on a lathe. As an aluminium alloy commonly used in automotive applications, AA5182-O, is of interest for incremental forming at increased speed. In this paper the influence of an increasing feed rate on forming forces, temperature and formability is analyzed.