- Published: May 2011
- Region: Malaysia
Rubber-pad forming processes: Technology and applications
- Published: March 2012
- Region: Global
- 310 Pages
- Woodhead Publishing Ltd
This book describes different types of rubber-pad forming processes currently being studied for their experimental and numerical advantages and disadvantages. Rubber forming adopts a rubber pad contained in a rigid box in which one of the tools (die or punch) is replaced by the rubber pad. Up to 60% of all sheet metal parts in aircraft industry such as frames, seat parts, ribs, windows and doors are fabricated using rubber-pad forming processes. Key process parameters such as rubber material, stamping velocity, rubber-pad hardness and thickness and friction conditions are investigated.
Introduction to sheet metal forming processes
- Principles of rubber pad forming
- Characteristics of elastomer materials
- Forming of shallow
Parts using rubber tools
- Piercing of sheet metals using rubber punch
- Deep drawing of sheet metals using friction-actuated blank-holding technique
- Deep drawing using Verson hydroforming process
- Deep drawing of sheet metals by Marform technique
- Deep drawing of sheet metals by Maslennikov’s technique
- Tube bulging using rubber rods.
Dr. Maziar Ramezani is currently a researcher at Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Dr. Zaidi Mohd Ripin is Associate Professor and Dean of School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia.