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Metalworking: Sheet Forming

Edited by
S.L. Semiatin
S.L. Semiatin
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ASM International
Volume
14B
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-186-3
Publication date:
2006
Book Chapter

Thermal Forming of Sheet and Plate

By
Alan Male
Alan Male
University of Kentucky
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Published:
2006
Page range:
424 - 428
Publication history
August 18, 2006

Abstract

This article begins with a discussion on the energy sources used for thermal forming. These include electric induction coil, gas flame, plasma torch, and laser beam. The article discusses the mechanisms of forming and different modes of deformation. It describes the effect of process and material parameters on forming and the effect of metallurgical changes on mechanical property and microstructure of stainless steel. The article concludes with information on the applications of thermal forming.

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Alan Male, 2006. "Thermal Forming of Sheet and Plate", Metalworking: Sheet Forming, S.L. Semiatin

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