Compatibility between tool materials and workpiece in sheet-metal ironing process

K. Dohda, N. Kawai

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To assess the tool-workpiece compatibility in metal forming, a friction test is carried out on a strip-ironing type tribometer, which can estimate quantitatively the effect of new surface generation during the process and sliding travel on galling. The workpiece is mild steel and the die materials are tool steels of various kinds, cemented carbide, ceramics, and surface treated steels. The compatibility is estimated through examination of the frictional characteristics, observation of the frictional surface, and the surface appearance of products. The effect of lubricants on compatibility is also examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-281
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Tribology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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