Dieless water jet incremental micro-forming

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Abstract

Compared to the conventional single-point incremental forming (SPIF) processes, water jet incremental micro-forming (WJIMF) utilizes a high-speed and high-pressure water jet as a tool instead of a rigid round-tipped tool to fabricate thin shell micro objects. Thin foils were incrementally formed with microscale water jets on a specially designed testbed. In this paper, the effects on the water jet incremental micro-forming process with respect to several key process parameters, including water jet pressure, relative water jet diameter, sheet thickness, and feed rate, were experimentally studied using stainless steel foils. Experimental results indicate that feature geometry, especially depth, can be controlled by adjusting the processes parameters. The presented results and conclusions provide a foundation for future modeling work and the selection of process parameters to achieve high quality thin shell micro products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProcesses
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)9780791851388
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventASME 2018 13th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2018 - College Station, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2018Jun 22 2018

Publication series

NameASME 2018 13th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2018
Volume4

Other

OtherASME 2018 13th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCollege Station
Period6/18/186/22/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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