Sheet Metal Formability Studies at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Timothy J. Foecke, Stephen W. Banovic, Richard J. Fields
Sheet metal forming is a multi $10-billion industry in the United States, with an overwhelming portion of its use in the automotive industry as formed sheet components. In order to reduce the overall weight of a vehicle, the Big 3 are trying to move to lighter, high strength sheet materials as roughly one third of the weight of an auto is in this form. In doing so, this will aid in achievement of the gas mileage goals set down in PNGV. However, they have had significant difficulty doing so because of a lack of knowledge and experience in forming these new materials. In keeping with its mission to assist industry through the development of technologies and standard test methods, NIST has initiated a program intended to assist the auto industry, as well as other industries that produce and utilize sheet metal, in transitioning to these new materials.
Jom-Journal of the Minerals Metals & Materials Society
biaxial, limiting strains, Marciniak, roughening, sheet metal forming
, Banovic, S.
and Fields, R.
Sheet Metal Formability Studies at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Jom-Journal of the Minerals Metals & Materials Society
(Accessed December 8, 2023)