Finite element analysis of single point incremental forming

Spyridon Kotsis, Jonathan Corney

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Single Point Incremental Forming (SPIF) is an innovative approach to manufacturing sheet components. It has many advantages over traditional sheet forming processes, such as the absence of tooling and the reduced (per part) costs, which reveal its great potential. However, currently SPIF is not widely used in industrial production. In order to increase its applicability and to guarantee its viability, challenges, such as the control of thinning or the dimensional inaccuracies of the formed parts have to be mastered. Furthermore, in order to reduce pre-production trials and to improve the forming process's performance reliable computational simulation methods are needed. Computational modelling and analysis of SPIF, however, is complex due to several nonlinearities inherent in the process. For the efficient use of available software systems advanced simulation methods and methodologies are required. This paper presents a summary of the challenges and limitations of computation modelling applications in incremental sheet forming.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Manufacturing Technology XXX - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, ICMR2016 - Incorporating the 31st National Conference on Manufacturing Research
EditorsYee Mey Goh, Keith Case
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996682
ISBN (Print)9781614996675
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2016
Event14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research - Loughborough University , Loughborough , United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20168 Sep 2016


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


  • finite element analysis
  • incremental forming
  • process modelling


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