Formability is simply the ability of a sheet metal product to be formed into the desired shape reliably and repeatedly using the selected metal grade and stamping system parameters like the forming process, lubrication, die materials, and tool coatings.

Successful forming, especially with advanced materials, requires an understanding of key input variables and their interaction so that the stamping system parameters can be modified if necessary. 

This section provides an overview of how sheet metal flows and highlights issues more important and prevalent with Advanced High-Strength Steels.

Related Posts
Filter by
Post Page
Forming Formability Tailored Products Press Hardened Steels Springback Cutting Cutting-Blanking-Shearing-Trimming Steel Grades AHSS 1stGen AHSS Testing and Characterization Simulation
Sort by

Forming and Formability of AHSS

Introduction Approaches for forming higher strength steels evolved with the commercialization of increased

18

Global vs Local Formability

Most sheet metals have different “Global” and “Local” forming capabilities, so it is critical to understand their mea

18

Improvement by Metallurgical Approaches

The Hole Expansion test (HET) quantifies the edge stretching capability of a sheet metal grade having a specific

8