The pressing of sheet metal into useful shapes is a technology which requires an understanding of a wide range of subjects. This text is divided into three sections: processes, materials and tests. In Part 1, sheet metal forming is examined mainly from a mechanical engineering viewpoint; firstly plasticity and anisotropy, then process variables - friction, lubrication and temperature - and finally practical aspects of forming in the press-shop. Part 2 deals with the main sheet alloys at varying lengths, depending on their industrial popularity. Certain research results, showing the fallibility of the phenomenological approach, are also highlighted. A section of testing procedures concludes the volume.
Part 1 Processes: uniaxial tension; biaxial tension; engineering deeper cups; stretch-forming; compressive instability; blanking, bending and springback; friction and surface topography; lubrication; temperature; superplasticity; in the press shop. Part 2 Materials: steel; coated steels; aluminium; magnesium and titanium; stainless steel and copper. Part 3 Tests: biaxial ductility tests; deep drawing tests; mixed tests; buckling test; hardness tests; other useful tests.
Series: The Adam Hilger Series on New Manufacturing Processes and Materials
Number Of Pages: 275
Published: 31st December 1991
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 1.36