A methodology for assessing the feasibility of producing components by flow forming: 14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research

Daniele Marini, David Cunningham, Jonathan R. Corney, Yee Mey Goh (Editor), Keith Case (Editor)

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Abstract

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
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationLoughborough University
ISBN (Print)9781614996675
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2016

Keywords

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

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