Sustainable tool technology: Wood-based forming tools

Sustainable tool technology: Wood-based forming tools

GEUEKE Michael, STEINHEIMER Rainer, LUTZ Maximilian, ENGEL Bernd

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Abstract. Conventional, dies are manufactured subtractive for sheet metal forming. Beside the forming process, high tooling costs, material exertion and energy consumption, the die production offers chances for economic improvements. Especially, individualization and mass customization for small batch series require sustainable low-cost tooling approaches, where sustainable advances through biologicalization may offer new possibilities. In this work, sheet metal forming tools are manufactured by laminated black locust dies to reduce the overall ecological impact. The deformation and wearing behavior of the wooden tools is investigated during a drawing operation for low batch size of an automotive conventional sheet material.

Sheet Metal Forming, Sustainability, Wooden Tools, Flexibility, Mass Customization

Published online 4/19/2023, 10 pages
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Citation: GEUEKE Michael, STEINHEIMER Rainer, LUTZ Maximilian, ENGEL Bernd, Sustainable tool technology: Wood-based forming tools, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 28, pp 1967-1976, 2023


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