Single point incremental forming: state-of-the-art and prospects

Joost R. Duflou*, Anne Marie Habraken, Jian Cao, Rajiv Malhotra, Markus Bambach, Dave Adams, Hans Vanhove, Amirahmad Mohammadi, Jack Jeswiet

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Incremental sheet metal forming in general and Single Point Incremental Forming (SPIF) specifically have gone through a period of intensive development with growing attention from research institutes worldwide. The result of these efforts is significant progress in the understanding of the underlying forming mechanisms and opportunities as well as limitations associated with this category of flexible forming processes. Furthermore, creative process design efforts have enhanced the process capabilities and process planning methods. Also, simulation capabilities have evolved substantially. This review paper aims to provide an overview of the body of knowledge with respect to Single Point Incremental Forming. Without claiming to be exhaustive, each section aims for an up-to-date state-of-the-art review with corresponding conclusions on scientific progress and outlook on expected further developments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)743-773
Number of pages31
JournalInternational Journal of Material Forming
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018


  • Incremental sheet forming
  • Single point incremental forming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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