Rubber-Pad Forming Processes
Technology and Applications
- Maziar Ramezani, University of New South Wales, Australia
- Zaidi Mohd Ripin, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
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.
Mechanical, industrial, and manufacturing engineers and students, process engineers and product design engineers.