Bulk forming of sheet metal

Merklein M, Allwood J, Behrens BA, Brosius A, Hagenah H, Kuzman K, Mori Ki, Tekkaya AE, Weckenmann A (2012)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Journal article, Review article

Publication year: 2012


Book Volume: 61

Pages Range: 725-745

Journal Issue: 2

DOI: 10.1016/j.cirp.2012.05.007


Ever increasing demands on functional integration of high strength light weight products leads to the development of a new class of manufacturing processes. The application of bulk forming processes to sheet or plate semi-finished products, sometimes in combination with conventional sheet forming processes creates new products with the requested properties. The paper defines this new class of sheet-bulk metal forming processes, gives an overview of the existing processes belonging to this class, highlights the tooling aspects as well as the resulting product properties and presents a short summary of the relevant work that has been done towards modeling and simulation. © 2012 CIRP.

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Merklein, M., Allwood, J., Behrens, B.-A., Brosius, A., Hagenah, H., Kuzman, K.,... Weckenmann, A. (2012). Bulk forming of sheet metal. CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 61(2), 725-745. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cirp.2012.05.007


Merklein, Marion, et al. "Bulk forming of sheet metal." CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology 61.2 (2012): 725-745.

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