Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.15480/882.4372
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2022.05.145
Title: Robotic die-less forming strategy for fiber-reinforced plastic composites production
Language: English
Authors: Rath, Jan-Erik  
Schwieger, Lea-Sophie 
Schüppstuhl, Thorsten  
Keywords: Fiber-reinforced plastic; composite materials; Die-less forming; Free-forming; Robotic forming; Draping
Issue Date: 26-May-2022
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Procedia CIRP 107 (): 1281-1286 (2022)
Abstract (english): 
Fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) production in many cases involves expensive molds, which especially hinders cost-effective production of small series and prototypes. In metal parts production, incremental sheet forming (ISF) is an established process for creating individual parts and small series through a flexible and die-less process. Establishing a similar process for FRP is desirable but challenging, as deformation mechanisms of endless FRP differ significantly from metal sheets. Using just two movable standard tools, bending and shear of woven fabric needs to be realized. Thus, determining feasible forming paths of the robot guided tools for the desired geometries is one of the biggest challenges. In this paper, we propose a forming strategy for highly automated and flexible die-less FRP production based upon the theoretical background of draping mechanisms. We investigate the strategy in a basic experimental setup, generating a hemisphere and tetrahedron.
Conference: 55th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2022 
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11420/12844
DOI: 10.15480/882.4372
ISSN: 2212-8271
Journal: Procedia CIRP 
Institute: Flugzeug-Produktionstechnik M-23 
Document Type: Article
Project: Entwicklung eines Prozesses zur inkrementellen, formwerkzeuglosen Umformung faserverstärkter Halbzeuge, sowie Umsetzung einer digitalen Prozesskette zur Planung- und Steuerung 
Funded by: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz (BMWK) 
More Funding information: Research was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economics and Climate Action under the Program LuFo VI-1 iFish with project partners CompriseTec GmbH and carat robotic innovation GmbH.
Peer Reviewed: Yes
License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives) CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives)
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