General contact force control algorithm in double-sided incremental forming

Huaqing Ren, Fuhua Li, Newell Moser, Dohyun Leem, Tiemin Li, Kornel Ehmann, Jian Cao*

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The utilization of a supporting tool in Double-Sided Incremental Forming (DSIF) imposes a stabilizing compressive stress through the sheet's thickness, increasing, thereby, the material's formability and fatigue life. However, these favorable effects strongly depend on a steady tool-metal contact condition. This work presents a general DSIF control scheme, which augments the conventional position servo-loop with explicit force feedback control. The algorithm is examined for its robustness and effectiveness using complex geometries with varying curvatures and wall angles. The resulting parts have demonstrated enhanced material formability and geometric accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-384
Number of pages4
JournalCIRP Annals
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Control
  • Force
  • Incremental sheet forming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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