Closed-loop control of product properties in metal forming

J. M. Allwood*, S. R. Duncan, J. Cao, P. Groche, G. Hirt, B. Kinsey, T. Kuboki, M. Liewald, A. Sterzing, A. E. Tekkaya

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Abstract

Metal forming processes operate in conditions of uncertainty due to parameter variation and imperfect understanding. This uncertainty leads to a degradation of product properties from customer specifications, which can be reduced by the use of closed-loop control. A framework of analysis is presented for understanding closed-loop control in metal forming, allowing an assessment of current and future developments in actuators, sensors and models. This leads to a survey of current and emerging applications across a broad spectrum of metal forming processes, and a discussion of likely developments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-596
Number of pages24
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Volume65
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Control
  • Metal forming
  • Product properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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