An Experimental Investigation to Find the Optimal Process Parameters in Flow Forming

Authors

  • Lakshmana Rao M B.V.R.I.T Narsapur Medak (Dt.) A.P
  • T.V.L.N. Rao Sundaram clayton ltd, Chennai
  • C.S.K.P.Rao BDL Hyderabad.

Keywords:

Flow forming, Optimum parameters, Roller, Surface finish

Abstract

Flow forming process is an advanced eco-friendly chip less metal forming process which is used to manufacture a large variety of thin walled axi-symmetric shapes from plates or preforms.This process has several advantages like improved mechanical properties and surface quality for a finished part. Components produced through this process are widely used in aerospace and missile applications. In the present work, experiments were carried out on a three roller CNC Flow forming Machine. The optimum process parameters involved in the flow forming were determined for getting the minimum number of manufacturing defects by conducting a number of experiments. Moreover, the effect of different roller diameters was also studied. Theoretical values exhibited a good agreement with the experimental values.

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Published

2008-09-01

How to Cite

[1]
L. R. M, T.V.L.N. Rao, and C.S.K.P.Rao, “An Experimental Investigation to Find the Optimal Process Parameters in Flow Forming ”, JME, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 132–135, Sep. 2008.