Challenges concerning industrial applications of microforming have been recognised, and efforts are being made to meet these challenges. For micro-sheet forming, fundamentals related to the development of an industrial system are being examined further by the EU MASMICRO consortium, based on which prototype micro-sheet-forming machine system has been developed. The system development addresses the specific issues concerning machine dynamics, material feeding, production rate, tool design and fabrication, and part transport. The prototype system has been tested with the forming of demonstration components and an industrial version of the machine has been designed.
- micro-sheet forming
- manufacturing system
- machine design
- tool design
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