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This chapter provides a concise, design-oriented summary of more than 30 sheet forming processes within the categories of bending and flanging, stretch forming, deep drawing, blank preparation, and incremental and hybrid forming. Each summary includes a description and diagram of the process and a bullet-point list identifying relevant equipment, materials, variations, and applications. The chapter also discusses critical process variables, interactions, and components and the classification of sheet metal parts based on geometry.

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Taylan Altan, A. Erman Tekkaya, Classification and Description of Sheet Metal Forming Operations, Sheet Metal Forming: Fundamentals, Edited By Taylan Altan, A. Erman Tekkaya, ASM International, 2012, p 5–25,

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