A methodology for assessing the feasibility of producing components by flow forming

Daniele Marini, David Cunningham, Jonathan R. Corney

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This paper describes a methodology for assessing the applicability of the flow forming process for the manufacture of specific components. The process starts by filtering potential candidates for flow forming from a component collection (e.g. company catalogue) and then carries out a detailed assessment of quantitative, technological and economic feasibility before determining a viable process plan. The process described uses analytical relationships and empirical criteria drawn from the literature.. A process time model (based on an analogy with CNC turning) is used to develop a hybrid cost model in order to evaluate economic feasibility. The paper concluded with a brief summary of the results of applying the process to an industrial case study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Manufacturing Technology XXX
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Incorporating the 31st National Conference on Manufacturing Research
EditorsYee Mey Goh, Keith Case
Place of PublicationLoughborough University
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781614996675
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2016
Event14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research - Loughborough University , Loughborough , United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sept 20168 Sept 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering (ATDE)
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)2352-751X
ISSN (Electronic)2352-7528


Conference14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research
Abbreviated titleICMR 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • flow forming
  • process modeling
  • analytical prediction
  • cost modelling
  • manufacturing framework
  • feasibility methodology
  • manufacturing
  • forming


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