Review on Various Kinds of Die Less Forming Methods
Sayed Mojtaba Tabibian1, Maryam Khanian Najafabadi2
1Sayed Mojtaba Tabibian, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2Maryam Khanian Najafabadi, Advanced Informatics School (AIS), University Technology Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on July 22, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on August 04, 2014. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2014. | PP: 24-28  | Volume-3 Issue-6, August 2014.  | Retrieval Number:  F3267083614/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: With the increasing demands for low-volume and customer-made products, a die-less forming method, also called Incremental Sheet Metal Forming (ISMF), has become one of the leading research and development topics in the industry. Incremental Sheet Metal Forming (ISMF) is a recently invented die-less forming method that is quite different to the traditional methods. In ISMF, a piece of sheet metal is formed to the desired shape by a series of small incremental deformations. As it does not use dies, ISMF is effective for small batch production and prototypes. There are various kinds of die-less forming methods which can produce sheet metal parts without dies are proposed. This paper can help anyone who is interested in Incremental Sheet Metal forming with insight for future research direction.
Keywords: Die-less forming, Incremental sheet metal forming, Sheet metal parts.