Micro Metal Forming

  • Frank Vollertsen

Part of the Lecture Notes in Production Engineering book series (LNPE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Frank Vollertsen
    Pages 1-3
  3. Frank Vollertsen
    Pages 5-47
  4. Hans-Werner Zoch
    Pages 49-101
  5. Bernd Kuhfuss
    Pages 103-133
  6. Frank Vollertsen
    Pages 135-176
  7. Heinz-Rolf Stock
    Pages 177-199
  8. Ekkard Brinksmeier
    Pages 201-310
  9. Bernd Kuhfuss
    Pages 311-343
  10. Peter Maaß
    Pages 345-379
  11. Ralf B. Bergmann
    Pages 381-430
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 431-437

About this book


Micro Metal Forming, i. e. forming of parts and features with dimensions below 1 mm, is a young area of research in the wide field of metal forming technologies, expanding the limits for applying metal forming towards micro technology. The essential challenges arise from the reduced geometrical size and the increased lot size. In order to enable potential users to apply micro metal forming in production, information about the following topics are given:

  • tribological behavior: friction between tool and work piece as well as tool wear
  • mechanical behavior: strength and formability of the work piece material, durability of the work pieces
  • size effects: basic description of effects occurring due to the fact, that the quantitative relation between different features changes with decreasing size
  • process windows and limits for forming processes
  • tool making methods
  • numerical modeling of processes and process chains
  • quality assurance and metrology

All topics are discussed with respect to the questions relevant to micro metal forming. The description comprises information from actual research and the young history of this technology branch to be used by students, scientists and engineers in industry who already have a background in metal forming and like to expand their knowledge towards miniaturization.


Bulk Metal Forming Error Interference FEM-simulation Hybrid Simulation Laser based Manufacturing Metal Microstructure Metal Tribology Metrology

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank Vollertsen
    • 1
  1. 1.BremenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30915-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30916-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-0525
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-0533
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