IJMTES – DEVELOPMENT OF UNIVERSAL TOOL & FIXTURE AND DESIGN OF SEMI ADJUSTABLE FIXTURE FOR INCREMENTAL SHEET FORMING PROCESS

Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Paper Title : DEVELOPMENT OF UNIVERSAL TOOL & FIXTURE AND DESIGN OF SEMI ADJUSTABLE FIXTURE FOR INCREMENTAL SHEET FORMING PROCESS

Author’s Name : Hardik Shah  unnamed

Volume 03 Issue 09 2016

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 101-104

Abstract – For beginners of incremental forming process, one need to develop basic process components and need to understand technical terms involved in process. As this process is independent from die and punch press, it reduces higher cost of setup forming process in industries, especially in automotive and sheet metal industries to achieve desired product output. To come over this cost factor, there is need of unique process structure for forming of sheet metal. Process can be experimented using simple blank holding component and universal round-ball ended tool. Pre-generated tool path, developed in CAD/CAM system, need to be integrated in CNC vertical milling centre. This components need to be developed in such a way to support the process at lowest cost of manufacturing. This article concludes the way to develop low cost blank holding fixture and universal tool for incremental sheet metal forming process. Different process parameter factors such as feed rate, speed of spindle, wall angle, and step- depth increment are also well defined and design of semi flexible fixture is also furnished for future scope. Study of output parameters can be performed on wall thickness and surface roughness of process by experimental analysis on developed fixture.  

Keywords— ISF, Die-less process, Forming, ANOVA etc

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