High Precision Shot Peen Forming

Author:  R. Kopp, F. wustefeld, W. Linemann
Source:  Conf Proc: ICSP-5, (p. 91-102)
Doc ID:  1993060
Year of Publication:  1993
A flexible forming process which has been optimized at the Institute for Metal Forming of the RWTH Aachen is the shot peen forming process. Computer-aided dosing and nozzle positioning and current adaptive process models already permit production of precise, near-net-shape components on the recently installed IBF plant configuration, a seven-axis numerical controlled shot peen forming facility. This machine can be used both for forming and straightening processes and for component geometries up to 5000 x 2400 x 1000 mm3 (L,W,H). The presentation and poster contribution will report on recent developments in the area of shot peen forming, the new numerical controlled shot peen forming facility, computer aided planning and simulation of abrasive coverage and theoretical considerations and improved control methods for complete documentation of the shot peen forming process.

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