Sheet-Bulk Metal Forming

Gröbel D, Schneider T, Merklein M (2015)

Publication Type: Conference contribution

Publication year: 2015

Publisher: Springer

Pages Range: 101-106

Conference Proceedings Title: 60 Excellent Inventions in Metal Forming

ISBN: 9783662463123

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-46312-3_16


Sheet-Bulk Metal Forming (SBMF) is an innovative class of forming processes which enables the manufacturing of functional components out of sheet metal. This is achieved by the application of sheet and bulk forming operations on sheets of 1 to 5 mm initial thickness with an intended three dimensional material flow. SBMF products are characterized by profound functional integration and subsequently possess a high lightweight potential. In contrast to alternative production technologies, SBMF formed products feature the advantage of improved mechanical properties due to strain hardening and an unbroken fiber course. Furthermore the possibility to produce high accuracy netshaped parts in mass production with a shortened process chain qualifies SBMF as adequate method to meet present and future demands of production.

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Gröbel, D., Schneider, T., & Merklein, M. (2015). Sheet-Bulk Metal Forming. In Tekkaya, A.E.; Homberg, W.; Brosius, A. (Eds.), 60 Excellent Inventions in Metal Forming (pp. 101-106). Springer.


Gröbel, Daniel, Thomas Schneider, and Marion Merklein. "Sheet-Bulk Metal Forming." Proceedings of the 60 Excellent Inventions in Metal Forming Ed. Tekkaya, A.E.; Homberg, W.; Brosius, A., Springer, 2015. 101-106.

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