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Product Title: Microforming

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Published Date: 2001-09-01

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Microforming is a well suited technology to manufacture very small metallic parts, in particular for mass production, as they are required in many industrial products resulting from microtechnology. Compared to other manufacturing technologies microforming features specific economical and ecological advantages. Nevertheless, there are only some singular applications known until today. This paper tries to find out the reason why, analyzing systematically the problems emerging in transferring the know-how on forming from the macro- to the microworld. Reviewing the state of the art in basic and applied research reveals that scaling effects do appear not only within the process but must be taken into account in all the other areas of the whole forming system as well, demanding new solutions especially for tool manufacturing and machine concepts. Recent progress, innovative ideas and new developments on these sectors represent a promising basis to exploit the inherent potential of microforming in the future. Authors: M. Geiger (Chair of Manufacturing Technology (LFT), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), M. Kleiner (Chair of Forming Technology (LFU), University of Dortmund, Germany), R. Eckstein (Chair of Manufacturing Technology (LFT), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), N. Tiesler (Chair of Manufacturing Technology (LFT), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), U. Engel (Chair of Manufacturing Technology (LFT), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany). CIRP 2001 paper. 2


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