Authors: Carson, B.
Daehn, G.
Psyk, V.
Tekkaya, A. E.
Weddeling, C.
Woodward, S.
Title: Agile Production of Sheet Metal Aviation Components Using Disposable Electromagnetic Actuators
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: Electromagnetic forming is a process used to produce high strain rates that improve the formability of sheet metal. The objective of this paper is to discuss the feasibility of the use of disposable actuators during electromagnetic forming of two aluminum components: an industry part whose main feature is a convex flange with two joggles, and a simple part with a one-dimensional curve throughout. The main forming complications after the parts were formed using conventional methods were the presence of wrinkles and excessive springback. The goal of this work is to use large, controlled electromagnetic impulses to minimize the springback of these components from a roughformed shape, with the end result being a dimensionally correct part. The optimum test protocols for electromagnetic calibration of the components were determined by optimizing parameters such as design of the actuator, tool material, and capacitor discharge energy. The use of disposable actuators for electromagnetic calibration of the parts showed significant reductions in springback compared to the parts which were only preformed using conventional techniques (hydroforming and rubber-pad forming). Springback was decreased in the curved component by up to 87%. For the flanged component, the wrinkles were eliminated, the joggles were formed properly, and the average bending angle of the part was improved from 95.3° to 90.3°, very near the target bending angle of 90°. This study demonstrates that these forming techniques can be used to improve current sheet metal production processes.
Subject Headings: agile
Issue Date: 2010
Provenance: Institut für Umformtechnik - Technische Universität Dortmund
Is part of: 4th International Conference on High Speed Forming, March 9th-10th 2010 Columbus, Ohio, USA
Appears in Collections:ICHSF 2010

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