A novel sheet metal forming method-Millipede forming

Ding, Shichao, Meehan, Paul A. and Daniel, William J. T. (2011) A novel sheet metal forming method-Millipede forming. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 211 3: 376-381.


Author Ding, Shichao
Meehan, Paul A.
Daniel, William J. T.
Title A novel sheet metal forming method-Millipede forming
Journal name Journal of Materials Processing Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0924-0136
1873-4774
Publication date 2011-03-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2010.10.012
Volume 211
Issue 3
Start page 376
End page 381
Total pages 6
Place of publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Publisher Elsevier S.A.
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract Millipede forming, a novel sheet metal forming method, has been proposed and developed recently to overcome fundamental limitations in conventional roll forming. For this new method, there are two main aspects: use of an optimal transitional surface and implementation of a method to feed the strip through the transition surface. Achieving the optimal transitional surface involves defining the change of surface shape between a flat strip and a final shaped product conceptualised to the strip's mid-surface, regardless of the strip's thickness.
In this paper, one method of implementing a transition surface, Millipede forming, is introduced. A prototype has been built to demonstrate the working principle and can be used to produce some simple profiles, within a short forming length of 200 mm.
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Keyword Millipede forming
Transitional surface
Roll forming
Redundant deformation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 23 October 2010.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering Publications
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