Journal of Applied Metalworking

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 185–192 | Cite as

New drawbead concepts for sheet metal forming

  • Harmon D. Nine


New drawbead concepts have been developed which can increase the drawbead restraining force and also allow rapid adjustment of the force. Urethane inserts are added in the groove opposite the bead of a conventional drawbead to increase the deformation and friction. A flat-bottom drawbead design in conjunction with a urethane insert can increase the deformation component about one-third compared to a conventional drawbead. Studies have shown that these new methods can increase the drawbead restraining force of a conventional drawbead up to 20 pct. The flat-bottom drawbead can produce up to 40 pct more force than a comparable conventional drawbead.


Friction Force Sheet Metal Urethane Effective Radius Apply Metalworking 
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© American Society for Metals 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harmon D. Nine
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentGeneral Motors Research LaboratoriesWarren

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