Process and machine system development for the forming of miniature/micro sheet metal products

Y. Qin, C. Harrison, Y. Ma, A. Brockett, N. Juster, L. Uriarte, A. Cuevas, J. Eguia

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - May 2007
Event7th Euspen International Conference - Bremen, Germany
Duration: 1 May 2007 → …

Conference

Conference7th Euspen International Conference
CityBremen, Germany
Period1/05/07 → …

Keywords

  • metal
  • manufacturing
  • machine system development
  • micro sheet metal

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    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, .