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


  • 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.


Flow forming, Optimum parameters, Roller, Surface finish


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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How to Cite

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.