This paper reports on the current development of the process for the forming of thin sheet-metal micro-parts (t < 50µm) and the corresponding machine system which is part of the research and technological development of an EU funded integrated project - MASMICRO ("Integration of Manufacturing Systems for the Mass-Manufacture of Miniature/Micro-Products" (/www.masmicro.net/). The process development started with qualification of the fundamentals related to the forming of thin sheet-metals in industrial environment, for which a testing machine and several sets of the testing tools were developed. The process was further optimised, followed by new tool designs. Based on the experience gained during the process development, a new forming press which is suitable for industrial, mass-customised production, has been designed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - May 2007|
|Event||7th Euspen International Conference - Bremen, Germany|
Duration: 1 May 2007 → …
|Conference||7th Euspen International Conference|
|Period||1/05/07 → …|
- machine system development
- micro sheet metal
Qin, Y., Harrison, C., Ma, Y., Brockett, A., Juster, N., Uriarte, L., Cuevas, A., & Eguia, J. (2007). Process and machine system development for the forming of miniature/micro sheet metal products. Paper presented at 7th Euspen International Conference, Bremen, Germany, .