Tool degradation during sheet metal forming of three stainless steel alloys

Boel Wadman, Peter Søe Nielsen, Daniel Wiklund, Niels Bay, Erik Madsen, Erik Schedin

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To evaluate if changes in tool design and tool surface preparation are needed when low-Ni stainless steels are used instead of austenitic stainless steels, the effect on tool degradation in the form of galling was investigated with three different types of stainless steel. The resistance to tool degradation was analysed by the strip reduction test, simulating resistance to galling during ironing. It was shown that the surface condition of both the tools and the sheet metal was of importance to the galling resistance. Numerical simulations of the experimental tests were compared with the experimental test results. The software program DEFORM™ 3D was used to analyse the pressure and temperature development in the tool/work piece interface during strip reduction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIDDRG 2010
Publication date2010
ISBN (Print)978-3-85125-108-1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Deep Drawing Research Group Conference - Graz, Austria
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …


ConferenceInternational Deep Drawing Research Group Conference
CityGraz, Austria
Period01/01/2010 → …


  • Die degradation
  • Forming of stainless
  • Tool surface,
  • Galling
  • Strip reduction

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