KEM 2009 DOI: 10.4028/ View full text
Horst Meier, Jan Brüninghaus, B. Buff, Alfred Hypki, Adrian Schyja, V. Smukala

Abstract: This paper describes a new development in incremental, robot-based sheet metal forming (Roboforming). Roboforming is a dieless sheet metal forming process which ensures cost-effective manufacturing of prototype parts and small batches. Its principle is based on flexible shaping by means of a freely programmable path synchronous movement of two industrial robots driving work-piece independent forming tools. The final shape is produced by the incremental inward motion of the forming tool in depth direction and i…

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