Forming-tool design innovation and intelligent tool-structure/system concepts

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During the last two-decades significant efforts have been made to develop new forming-tools. Innovation in tool-structure designs has been a driving force to the development. Based on a review on tool-designs reported recently, innovative tool-structures/systems are classified, strategies and approaches for tool-design innovation are discussed, which is followed by introducing a new forming-tool concept. Finally, some issues on further development are outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1253-1260
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture
Issue number11
Early online date13 Mar 2006
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2006
Event1st International Conference on New Forming Technology - Harbin, China
Duration: 6 Sep 2004 → …


  • metal forming
  • forming tool
  • tool design
  • tool control
  • smart structure/system

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