A review of electrically-assisted manufacturing

Huu Duc Nguyen-Tran, Hyun Seok Oh, Sung Tae Hong, Heung Nam Han, Jian Cao, Sung Hoon Ahn, Doo Man Chun*

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The mechanical properties of metals change temporarily or permanently under application of electric currents under deformation. This phenomenon is often referred to as electroplasticity. The electroplasticity of metals and their alloys has been investigated under various loading conditions including tensile, compressive, bending, and hardness tests. Electrically-assisted manufacturing (EAM) utilizes this electroplasticity in manufacturing processes. Due to its technical advantages such as enhanced formability and reduced springback, EAM is energy efficient with reduced process time. Recent developments in EAM include various bulk deformation and sheet metal forming processes. This paper summarizes previously reported electroplastic behaviors of various metals or metal alloys and recent EAM processes. In addition, contemporary EAM patents are briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-376
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing - Green Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015


  • Electrically-Assisted manufacturing
  • Electroplasticity
  • Mechanical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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