Towards the first generation micro bulk forming system

Mogens Arentoft, Rasmus Solmer Eriksen, Hans Nørgaard Hansen, Nikolas Aulin Paldan

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Abstract

The industrial demand for micro mechanical components has surged in the later years with the constant introduction of more integrated products. The micro bulk forming process holds a promising pledge of delivering high quality micro mechanical components at low cost and high production rates. This work describes a number of prototype system units, which collectively form a desktop sized micro forming production system. The system includes a billet preparation module, an integrated transfer system, a temperature controlled forming tool, including process simulation, and a dedicated micro forming press. The system is demonstrated on an advanced micro forming case where a dental component is formed in medical grade Titanium.
Original languageEnglish
JournalC I R P Annals
Volume60
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)335-338
ISSN0007-8506
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Cold forming
  • Micro tool
  • Manufacturing system

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