skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: System and method for incremental forming

Abstract

A system includes a frame configured to hold a workpiece and first and second tool positioning assemblies configured to be opposed to each other on opposite sides of the workpiece. The first and second tool positioning assemblies each include a toolholder configured to secure a tool to the tool positioning assembly, a first axis assembly, a second axis assembly, and a third axis assembly. The first, second, and third axis assemblies are each configured to articulate the toolholder along a respective axis. Each axis assembly includes first and second guides extending generally parallel to the corresponding axis and disposed on opposing sides of the toolholder with respect to the corresponding axis. Each axis assembly includes first and second carriages articulable along the first and second guides of the axis assembly, respectively, in the direction of the corresponding axis.

Inventors:
; ;
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States); The Penn State Reasearch Foundation, University Park, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1234240
Patent Number(s):
9,221,091
Application Number:
13/667,846
Assignee:
Northwestern University
DOE Contract Number:  
EE00033460
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Nov 02
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Beltran, Michael, Cao, Jian, and Roth, John T. System and method for incremental forming. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Beltran, Michael, Cao, Jian, & Roth, John T. System and method for incremental forming. United States.
Beltran, Michael, Cao, Jian, and Roth, John T. Tue . "System and method for incremental forming". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1234240.
@article{osti_1234240,
title = {System and method for incremental forming},
author = {Beltran, Michael and Cao, Jian and Roth, John T.},
abstractNote = {A system includes a frame configured to hold a workpiece and first and second tool positioning assemblies configured to be opposed to each other on opposite sides of the workpiece. The first and second tool positioning assemblies each include a toolholder configured to secure a tool to the tool positioning assembly, a first axis assembly, a second axis assembly, and a third axis assembly. The first, second, and third axis assemblies are each configured to articulate the toolholder along a respective axis. Each axis assembly includes first and second guides extending generally parallel to the corresponding axis and disposed on opposing sides of the toolholder with respect to the corresponding axis. Each axis assembly includes first and second carriages articulable along the first and second guides of the axis assembly, respectively, in the direction of the corresponding axis.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {12}
}

Patent:

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

The effect of partially cut-out blanks on geometric accuracy in incremental sheet forming
journal, August 2010

  • Allwood, Julian M.; Braun, Daniel; Music, Omer
  • Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 210, Issue 11, p. 1501-1510
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2010.04.008

Closed-loop feedback control of product properties in flexible metal forming processes with mobile tools
journal, January 2009


Asymmetric Single Point Incremental Forming of Sheet Metal
journal, January 2005


Tool‐path generation method for sheet metal incremental forming process
journal, February 2011


Creating Helical Tool Paths for Single Point Incremental Forming
journal, July 2007


Accumulative-DSIF strategy for enhancing process capabilities in incremental forming
journal, January 2012


Improvement of Geometric Accuracy in Incremental Forming by Using a Squeezing Toolpath Strategy With Two Forming Tools
journal, December 2011

  • Malhotra, Rajiv; Cao, Jian; Ren, Feng
  • Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 133, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1115/1.4005179

Automatic 3D Spiral Toolpath Generation for Single Point Incremental Forming
journal, October 2010

  • Malhotra, Rajiv; Reddy, N. V.; Cao, Jian
  • Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 132, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1115/1.4002544

Impact of superimposed pressure on dieless incremental sheet metal forming with two moving tools
journal, January 2011


Two Point Incremental Forming with Two Moving Forming Tools
journal, July 2007


CAD API based tool path control for novel incremental sheet forming
journal, August 2010


Surface reconstruction for incremental forming
journal, June 2007