The Effect of Grinding and Polishing Procedure of Tool Steels in Sheet Metal Forming

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The surface finish of tools in sheet metal forming has a large influence on the performance of the forming tool. Galling, concern of wear in sheet metal forming, is a severe form of adhesive wear where sheet material is transferred on to the tool surface. By polishing the tools to a fine surface finish, material pick-up has traditionally been reduced, but some surface preparations withstand adhesive wear better. To investigate the effect on galling performance of different surface preparations lubricated tests have been performed using a strip reduction rig. Two different tool materials, Vancron 40 and Vanadis 6 and up to ten different grinding and polishing treatments were tested against AISI 316 stainless steel. The tests showed that an optimum surface preparation might be found at the transition between abrasive and adhesive wear.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICTMP 2010
Number of pages917
Place of PublicationNice
Publication date2010
ISBN (Print)978-2-911256-27-1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event4th International Conference on Tribology in Manufacturing Processes - Nice, France
Duration: 13 Jun 201015 Jun 2010
Conference number: 4


Conference4th International Conference on Tribology in Manufacturing Processes
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    Research areas

  • Sheet metal forming, Surface treatment, Galling, Wear
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